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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.

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

Lightly Sweetened Cocoa Tea Biscuits

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African food is a fusion of many different nations. One influence over the centuries is that of the European colonialists. As legend has it, Anna Maria Russell, the seventh Duchess of Bedford is said to have made afternoon tea time a fashionable practice when she complained of "having that sinking feeling" during the late afternoons. From this time on, a pot of tea and a light snack in the middle of the afternoon became a part of European traditions. One very popular light snack is that of the lightly sweetened cocoa tea biscuit or cookie. Lightly Sweetened Cocoa Tea Biscuits Ingredients 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 3 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar 4 tablespoons of powdered cocoa 2 tablespoons of lard 2/3 a cup of milk or enough to make a firm but not a stiff dough Directions Sift all the dry ingredients together, rub in lard with the tips of the fingers. Stir in the required amount of milk. Tu

Green Plantain Sweet Porridge

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Cooking with plantains is easy Green Plantain Porridge Green Plantain Sweet Porridge Plantains look similar to bananas, but plantains are bigger, have a different taste, and texture. However, plantains and banana's do have one thing in common, as the plantain ripens, it becomes sweeter and its color changes from green to yellow to black, just like bananas. Green Plantains are sold in the fresh produce section of most supermarkets.  Ingredients 3 green plantains ¼ cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup whole milk ½ cup sweetened condensed milk ¼ cup of raw sugar       ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon 5 cups of water Directions Cut off the tips of each plantain and make an incision along the whole length of the banana. Slowly slide your thumb along the incision and remove the skin. Chop the plantain place into a blender. Add flour and ½ cup water blend for 2 minutes until smooth (add more water if ne

Simple African Peanut Soup Recipe

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Easy African food recipe to make tonight and have again for leftovers tomorrow. Serve with rice or warm bread.< /p> African Peanut Soup Recipe African Peanut Soup Recipe is a delightful combination of tomatoes, onion, peanut butter, and chicken that make for a perfect African soup, everyone around the world will enjoy. Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 50 minutes Ingredients 2 tablespoons palm oil 2 filleted chicken breasts optional 4 cups vegetable stock 1 medium onion, chopped 1 large bell pepper finely chopped 1 teaspoon minced garlic 16 oz can crushed tomatoes 1 tablespoon red pepper flake 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup uncooked brown rice Directions Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Sauté onions, bell pepper and garlic about 3 minutes. Add chicken, tomatoes, vegetable stock, peanut butter, and spices. Redu

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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