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Maasai Wedding Jewelry

Wearing gorgeous Maasai beaded wedding collars, bead working has a rich history among Maasai women on their wedding day. Bead working has a rich history among Maasai women. The Maasai community in East Africa is renowned for its unique and colorful jewelry, particularly among its women. This jewelry carries great cultural and symbolic significance and plays a crucial role in their traditions, ceremonies, and daily lives. 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. Maasai Wedding Jewelry 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, ivor

Top ten African countries with the highest electricity bills

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

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 oi