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Maasai and Weddings

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Maasai women wedding day. Wedding bead working has a rich history among the Maasai women on her wedding day wearing gorgeous Maasai beaded wedding collars. Maasai brides wear an elaborate beaded wedding collar or inkarewa on her wedding day. African jewelry such as the inkarewa is created from a wide variety of materials including beads, seeds, woods, gourds, bone, ivory, copper, and brass. Generally, African jewelry is made from materials that are immediately available to the artist in their community. White beads created from clay, shells, ivory, or bone. Black and blue beads fashioned from iron, charcoal, seeds, clay, or animal horns. Red beads came from seeds, woods, gourds, bone, ivory, copper, or brass. The style of African jewelry is as wide and varied as the continent of Africa. African jewelry is created for more than personal adornment by the wearer; it also designates rank, class, affluence, rites of passage and tribal association. Certain kinds of jewelry are worn

Top ten African countries with the highest electricity bills

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Two out of three people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity. In economics the efficiency of electrification links technological progress. Electricity is all around us but two out of three people below the Sahara desert in Africa lack access to electricity. In economics, the efficiency of electricity and electrification links technological progress. Educational opportunities are restricted by daylight for 662 million people in Africa. Learn the truth about reliable affordable electricity in Africa. The period of reliable and affordable access to electricity for businesses and households in Africa will be one of the highest priorities for stable economic growth. In economics, the efficiency of electrification links technological progress. The African continent is gifted with fossil fuels and renewable energy resources however; nearly 662 million Africans lack access to electricity and a life without electricity is a life with limited opportunities.  Entrepreneurs cann

Liberian Spicy Bitter Leaf Stew

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Vernonia amygdalina or Bitterleaf is a widely used cooking vegetable throughout Africa. Bitterleaf Stew is not bitter as suggested by the name but a delicious mix of beef, fish, chicken, pork, and shellfish served over fufu. Bitter leaf leaves alone have a bitter taste and are sold fresh or dried. The leaves are green with a robust odor and a bitter taste. The Yorubas call bitter leaf Ewuro and the Igbos Onugbu, every part of the plant is beneficial from the stem, leaves, and root. Liberian Spicy Bitter Leaf Stew African Recipes by African Gourmet. Liberian stews are unlike most recipes, Liberian stews are hearty stews that combine numerous meats, fish, and vegetables in one stew. Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 1 hour 15 min Total time: 1 hour 30 min.   Liberian Spicy Bitter Leaf Stew ingredients and directions Ingredients 5 ounces of cubed beef 5 ounces of pork or pork sausage 2 skinless chicken thighs 3 smoked fish, flaked 1/2 pound peeled and deveined shrimp 1/4 cup palm

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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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