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Chic African Culture Africa Factbook

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.

Africa is Famous for Coffee and Chocolate | Chocolate Bread Recipe

Chocolate Coffee Bread Recipe Chocolate Coffee Bread Recipe Africa is famous for coffee and chocolate Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture 9-19-2013 By Chic African Culture African food recipe Delicious Chocolate Bread is an easy one bowl recipe. Infused with dark roasted coffee Chocolate Bread is rich, moist and delicious. Chocolate Bread Recipe Serves 4 African food Total time from start to finish 20 minutes Ingredients 2 tablespoon of unsalted butter 1/3 a cup of granulated sugar ½ cup chocolate chips (optional) 1 large egg ¼ a teaspoon of salt 1 cup of hot strong coffee 1 package yeast ¼ teaspoon of extract cinnamon ½ a cup of cocoa 3 ½ to 4 cups of flour Directions Mix in order given, having dough as soft as can be handled, turn onto kneading surface, roll into a square about an inch in thickness, sprinkle on one-half cup of chocolate chips, fold the sides to meet the center, then each end

The Equator passes through Nanyuki Kenya

There are seven African countries that are on both sides of the Equator. The Equator passes about 4 miles south of the town Nanyuki in Laikipia County, Kenya. An equator is an imaginary line around the middle earth, seven African countries  are on both sides of the Equator An equator is an imaginary line around the middle earth. The equator is halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole at ‘0’ degrees latitude. The equator divides the planet into a Northern Hemisphere and a Southern Hemisphere. Areas located on the Earth’s equator have the fastest sunrises and sunsets. The time it takes for the sun to set and rise at the Equator is the fastest on Earth. The transition from day to night takes only a few minutes. Kenya is slightly more than twice the size of the U.S. state of Nevada. Kenya is located in Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania. Nanyuki Kenya is sort of like the main office for people pursuing the adventure of climbing t

African Proverbs- May the ancestors impart knowledge to you

Proverbs of African people are the index of our lives. Proverbs from Africa contain the essence of moral truth and practical lesson; they are drawn from real life and are generally the fruit of philosophy grafted on the stem of experience. African proverbs express the ageless wisdom of the African culture. Those who derive fun watching lunatics, out to have one as a child or relation to know the pains of it.  A man who is trampled to death by an elephant is a man who is blind and deaf.  Don't look where you fell, but where you slipped.  One does not become great by claiming greatness.  Rain beats a leopard's skin, but it does not wash out the spots.  Clever sayings in the language of proverbs are passed down for generations in the African culture. A fowl does not forget where it lays its eggs.  The fish that can see that its water is getting shallower, cannot be stranded.  The dog's bark is not might, but fright.  What forgets is the ax,

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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