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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

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Illegal Love Being Gay in Africa

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Illegal Love Being Gay in Africa Being homosexual in certain African countries means your relationship is illegal, gay-rights activism is unlawful, and prison sentences or worse could be lawfully carried-out by family, neighbors, the police and even strangers. Illegal Love Being Gay in Africa Being Gay in Africa, the severe suppression on homosexual relationships is not restricted to Nigeria, The Gambia, Uganda, and Kenya. Numerous African countries criminalize homosexual relationships, with penalties ranging from misdemeanors to death sentences.  Currently, there are two countries in Africa where being homosexual could legally carry a death sentence. One African country allows legal same-sex marriages and civil unions, South Africa but life is still difficult if you are gay Junior Mayema was enrolled in law school and hiding his sexual orientation in his hometown Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  Mayema’s mother publicly denounced him as evil and tried to kil

Keto Couture Nigerian African Fashion Designer

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Keto Couture Nigerian African Fashion Designer Keto Couture Nigerian African fashion today represents a blend of modern design and traditional African patterns with vibrant colors. Nigeria Fashion Week Kenny Okorie is an Itsekiri from Nigeria creating modern Haute African designs. Itsekiri, also called Jekri, Isekiri, or Ishekiri, an ethnic group inhabiting the westernmost part of the Niger River delta of extreme southern Nigeria and Kenny Okorie is among the most famous. Itsekiri Nigerian Fashion Designer One designer launch in 2012 giving a modern twist to traditional men and women African styles is designer Kenny Okorie of Keto Couture. Keto couture is based in Abuja, Nigeria. According to her website, “Her choice of materials reflects her class. She has a vision as a designer to design clothes that translate our rich African Heritage into worldly accepted fashion by fusing African styles with western fabrics and vice versa. Her designs are non-seasonal, and our clothes are

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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