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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. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

Tortoise and Crab African Short Story Folktale

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Tortoise and Crab African Short Story Folktale Tortoise and Crab is a true African short story folktale shaped by the tongues of African elders. Everyone knows that Tortoise and Crab are enemies and this short Animal African folklore explains why the hatred runs deep. Tortoise and Crab Short Story African Folktale Everyone knows that Tortoise and Crab are enemies. One morning on the seashore they decided to fight to see which was the stronger, but, as both of them are protected by a hard shell, neither could succeed in injuring the other. Finally, they came to an agreement that they were equal in strength. “We are so well protected by our armor,” said Tortoise, “that no one can harm us.” “And thus,” said Crab, “we are the strongest creatures in the world.” But at this moment, a boy passed by and picked them both up.  The tortoise was boiled in a pot and his shell was made into ornaments while Crab was cooked in a stew for the boy’s supper.  Since that day, t

Favorite South Africa Recipe Bunny Chow Recipe

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Vegetarian South African Bunny Chow Recipe Favorite South African Recipe Traditional South African fast food recipe for vegetarian bunny chow has nothing to do with nutrition for rabbits. A traditional bunny chow or bunny if you are in Durban in South Africa where the dish originated is made with mutton, chicken, beans, curry, and vegetables. Bunny is made by taking 1/2 loaf of bread hollowing it out and filling it with your choice of spices, meats, and vegetables. Bunny Chow is made to be eaten with your hands and rarely is Bunny Chow served with a fork. Favorite South Africa Recipe Bunny Chow Recipe Bunny Chow is one of Durban's best Indian food recipe Mom's Bunny Chow Recipe Culture and food of South Africa would not be complete without including the favorite South African food recipe Bunny Chow. In South Africa, Bunny Chow is the South African fast food bread bowl and is a common dish. Mom's Bunny Chow Recipe  

African Hot Peppers Making Shito Pepper Sauce

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List of hot peppers from Africa and how to make Shito hot pepper sauce. Hot peppers that originated from Africa, Devil's Rib from Ghana, the African Cheeky, Fatali, Pettie Belle and Piment Curry hot-peppers from Mauritius.  Hot peppers that originated from Africa Devil's Rib An extremely hot habanero chili from Ghana. They are slightly ribbed and turn from a shiny green to bright red as they ripen. The plants are sprawling bushes that can be grown either in the ground or large pots. Cheeky Sea Spring Seeds selection from the Ghanaian landrace kpakpo shito, the small, roundish fruit are about 20 mm in diameter and change from lime green to orange to red as they mature. They are very hot, and their deep lobes make them look somewhat like the cheeks of a vagabond, hence the name. The plants are a tidy bush and can grow unsupported, making them perfectly suited for small or large pots and grow bags. Fatali A Habanero relative, this prolific plant ca

African Women Don't Farm Families Don't Eat

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Women farmers are arable and pastoral farmers, whose daily tasks included general handiwork, tending to livestock, plowing, planting and harvesting crops. They must produce a good crop and healthy animals in order to make a living and to feed the family. The reality for most rural African women with or without men in family life, if they do not work 7 days a week rain or shine her nor her family shall eat. Farming while being female. Around the world, there are distinct roles given to women. Women play a critical role in farming Africa as well as in livestock raising and food processing. Almost half of the farming agricultural workers in sub-Saharan Africa are women, however; African women farms are far less productive than African males. Agriculture has always played a fundamental role in the lives of people on the African continent. Whether the food is grown for household consumption or for sale women farmers contribute heavily to Africa’s agriculture. Millions of female Afri

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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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