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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. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

African Culture is World Heritage

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

Bokmakiri Goat Cheese Broccoli Soup

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Bokmakiri is a type of soft goat's milk cheese made in South Africa This broccoli soup with Bokmakiri goat cheese is easy to make soup that uses just a few ingredients and is full of tasty flavor. Bokmakiri Goat Cheese Broccoli Soup Ingredients 1 cup of goat cheese 2 cups broccoli florets 2 cups whole milk 2 tablespoons of a solid fat like bacon grease, butter or lard ¼ teaspoons sea salt ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour Directions Melt fat; add dry ingredients gradually the liquid then add broccoli. When at boiling point and just ready to serve add cheese. Any kind of cheese may be used for this purpose.

Our favorite African fashion magazines

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head> Our favorite online and print edition African fashion magazines highlighting modern African perspectives of African fashion and everything in between. Haute African Fashion African fashion industry leaders highlighting modern African fashion . Each magazine has its own uniqueness however; each magazine provides a positive portrayal of Africa and her continuing inspiration on culture throughout the world. Listed are a few of our favorite African fashion magazines. Many more print and digital African publications are media standouts reflecting Africa’s gorgeous diverse culture discover your favorite. Zen Magazine Africa is a vibrant African based global online magazine that promotes fashion, travel, models, African Heritage and cultural arts from Africans. ARISE is Africa’s first and foremost international style magazine. Highlighting African achievement in fashion, music, culture and politics, it provides a positive portrayal of the continent and its con

Republic of Benin achieved independence in 1960

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Republic of Benin achieved independence in 1960 The West African Country French Dahomey achieved independence in 1960; it changed its name to the Republic of Benin in 1975. Explanation of the Republic of Benin Crest Crest Two horns (cornucopias) with corn in the ear and filled with sand The shield is broken into four quadrants: (1) Somba Castle (2) Star of Benin (3) Palm Tree (4) Ship The shield is supported by two leopards which are the national animal of Benin, the motto below the shields states Fraternité, Justice, Travail meaning Brotherhood, Justice, Work and the anthem of Benin: L'Aube Nouvelle (French) meaning The Dawn of a New Day. More About the people of Benin The population is primarily located in the south, with the highest concentration of people residing in and around the cities on the Atlantic coast; most of the north remains sparsely populated with higher concentrations of residents in the west. Benin has a youthful age structure with almo

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.

African cultures express, encourage, and communicate energy

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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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