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Don't set sail on someone else’s star.



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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

African Culture is World Heritage

Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

Not Being Anyone's Fool African Proverbs

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African proverbs that make you think. I will not be your fool any more African proverbs explains to us that sometimes it is hard to know if you are being taken for granted. Not Being Anyone's Fool African Proverbs Not being anyone's fool African proverbs convey the message that you must not fool yourself. After being fooled once, read wise relationship African proverbs and be wary so you cannot be tricked again. African Proverbs Good looking fruit could be rotten inside Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet. No hyena deserves to be entertained twice. Denial cannot hide cigarette smoke. The wise chief does not eat from two sides. An honest enemy is better than a best friend who lies. He who smiles too much with you will frown too much with you at your back. The good looking fruit could be rotten inside. Ashes are a result of a fire. A friend's eye is a good mirror. An honest enemy is better than a be

Recipes, Facts, and Legends Abound About the African Marula Tree

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The South African marula fruit and oil are edible and loved by humans and animals, especially the warthog, elephant, waterbuck, giraffe, and kudu all eat the fruit, nut, and leaves of the tree. Recipes, Facts, and Legends Abound About the African Marula Tree Recipes and legends abound on the multiple uses of the marula tree bark, leaves, fruits, nuts, oil, and kernels. Nonalcoholic drinks, wines, teas, spices, oils, and medicines are all created using the Marula Tree of Southern Africa. South African marula fruit  Eswatini Marula Festival A popular drink in eSwatini (formally known as Swaziland) is Buganu also known as marula wine. The third weekend in February is a popular time for the people of Eswatini because this kicks off a celebration of the beginning of the marula fruit season and the week-long Marula Festival.  The Marula Festival is a tradition-filled with song and dance and Brewing of marula wine. The king and qu

Delicious Chicken Groundnut Stew

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African food is delicious; recipes are full of flavor and spice lovingly prepared by African families for generations. Learn how to cook 30-minute healthy chicken groundnut stew African food recipe tonight. Chicken Groundnut Stew is a popular street foods in Africa Groundnuts are used as food and for cooking oil. The seeds in Africa are popularly used for thickening soups and stews and as a seasoning. The groundnut taste like chickpeas with a very mild flavor. Delicious Chicken Groundnut Stew Recipe Ingredients 2 pounds cut up chicken legs 1 medium onion, sliced 1 medium red or green pepper, chopped 1 cup peanut butter 3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch circles 1 teaspoon. salt 1 teaspoon red pepper flake Salt to taste 1 teaspoon tomato paste Water Directions Boil chicken in about 3 cups of water in a medium saucepan. Boil until chicken is done; remove from saucepan. Add onion, chopped pepper, tomato paste, salt, and cayenne pepper to chicken broth. Cook for

Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My father and mother are historians of African culture and history and their influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.

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