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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.

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

Is your morning cup of coffee endorsing poverty

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Africa does not benefit from the processing and manufacturing portion of the coffee bean, only the agricultural. What is Fair Trade and how does it help the small family coffee growers and not endorse poverty and exploitation of poor agricultural coffee growing regions. Picking coffee berries in Ethiopia Africa particularly the Ethiopian Rift Valley is famous across the world for growing producing the best coffee in the world, primarily due to its superior growing conditions. Coffee is the way many people begin their day. Whether it is brewing a cup at home or stopping by their favorite local coffee shop, many people consider coffee an essential part of their routine. Ethiopia is the world’s fifth largest coffee producer and Africa’s top producer. Coffee is Ethiopia's principal source of income and the world's demand for quality coffee is increasing steadily. More than 15 million people grow the crop for a living, hund

What is Chutney and How to Make

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What is Chutney and How to Make Pantry Essentials Chutney and how to make. This mango chutney recipe is easy to make and absolutely enchanting and a great accompaniment to meat, rice and bean dishes. Mango chutney is a sort of a combination pickle and preserve. It is usually made rather sweetly and very hot, and is eaten with curry and rice. Mango chutney goes well with all kinds of meats.  In South Africa, it is usually made of any tart fruit and savory vegetable; this makes excellent tasting chutney. Use mango chutney in place of relish, mustard, ketchup and salsa.  Many regions in Africa are famous for their chutney especially South Africa who has the largest Indian population outside of India. How to Make Mango Chutney Ingredients 2 cups white vinegar 2 cups dried chopped mango 2 bunches fresh cilantro chopped 2 cups golden raisins 2 teaspoons grated ginger 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon allspice 2 tablespoons dried onion Red pep

Mancala Oware Math Skills African Game

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Mancala or Mankala Oware is a traditional African math game played worldwide. Oware trendy math game is in the Mancala Family of pit and pebble games. Mancala Oware is an ancient math skill African game. Mancala Oware is an ancient math skills African game. Mancala Oware Math Skills African Game Explained. Mancala is a common name to identify a set of games with the same mechanics and goals. In Ghana, Oware has always occupied a prominent role in society being regarded as a game of the Kings of Asante and Denkyira. Warri is the Akan word for being married. The folklore behind the name oware is an Ashanti legend, which states a man and a woman wanted to have more time to play the game oware so they decided to get married. Mancala Oware is used for the development of math skills. Mancala is an ancient board game which dates back to the 6th century AD. Mancala remains very popular in Africa today . Mancala Oware is an ancient math skill African game. Different versions are

How Africa Celebrates the New Year

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Countdown to the New Year! New Year in Africa's Zanzibar, the New Year in South Africa, the New Year in Mauritius, the New Year in Ethiopia and the Berber New Year in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia are celebrated by eating, dancing, singing, and laughing with family and friends. Buying fireworks for the New Year in North Africa Countdown to the New Year In Africa The New Year in Africa brings time for reflection, expectation and hope for a happy New Year ahead. How Africa Celebrates the New Year New Year in Zanzibar Around the 3rd week in July, Africa's Zanzibar Mwakakogwa Festival is a four-day long celebration of the Shirazi New Year. The festivities vary from village to village, but Makunduchi is where the biggest events take place. All are welcome for the festival because it is a local belief that anyone without a guest for this holiday is unhappy. New Year in South Africa The Kaapse Klopse is a New Year’s carnival that usually takes place in the

Cooking Goat Meat | Easy Curry Goat

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Cooking goat meat, easy classic curry stewed goat recipe. One of the pleasures in life is good eating delicious curry goat. Goat meat, also known as Chevon in Northern Europe, Capretto in Australia and Southern Europe and Cabrito in Latin America and has been an important source of meat for centuries around the world. Regardless of the name, Goat meat is a popular recipe to people in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Greece, India, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan, and South America. Cooking goat meat recipes have found a new market in the US. Easy goat meat recipes cookbook Easy classic curry stewed goat recipe Ingredients 2 pounds cubed goat meat 2 heaping tablespoons good quality curry powder 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 onion chopped 3 cloves garlic chopped 2 large white potatoes cubed 2 large carrots sliced evenly 1 red pepper chopped 1 hot pepper whole 5 cups of water Salt to taste Directions Add all the ingredients to a large pot, cover and simmer on me

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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