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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

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

Where Is Zimbabwe In Africa

Zimbabwe is located in Southern Africa, between South Africa and Zambia whose major urban areas are in cities Harare and Bulawayo. Where Is Zimbabwe In Africa Zimbabwe borders four African countries; Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia. Natural resources are coal, chromium ore, asbestos, gold, nickel, copper, iron ore, vanadium, lithium, tin, platinum group metals Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Zimbabwe is landlocked; the Zambezi river forms a natural riverine boundary with Zambia and Victoria Falls on the river forms the world's largest curtain of falling water; Lake Kariba on the Zambia - Zimbabwe border forms the world's largest reservoir by volume. Zimbabwe is slightly larger than the US State of Montana. Do you know where Zimbabwe is? Zimbabwe is a landlocked African country located in Southern Africa, between South Africa and Zambia and is slightly larger than the US State of Montana. Languages

Trumpeter Musician Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela was a world-renowned trumpeter musician and political leader who released over 40 albums. Masekela trumpeter musical style was influenced by Miles Davis. Masekela performed at the Monterey Pop Festival alongside The Who. U2 front-man Bono said playing with Masekela was one of the highlights of his career. Trumpeter African Musician Hugh Masekela 20 Years of Freedom Hugh Masekela was born 75 years ago in the town of Witbank, South Africa in 1939. Masekela began to hone his, now signature, Afro-Jazz sound in the late 1950s. In 1960, at the age of 21, he left South Africa to begin what would be 30 years in exile from the land of his birth. On arrival in New York he enrolled at the Manhattan School of Music. This coincided with a golden era of jazz music and the young Hugh Masekela immersed himself in the New York jazz scene where nightly he watched greats like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Mingus and Max Roach. Under the tutelage o

Algerian Chorba 'dess or Lentil Soup Recipe

Algerian Chorba 'dess or Lentil Soup Recipe Algerian Chorba 'dess or Soupe de lentilles or Lentil Soup The African Country of Algeria has the second largest French-speaking population in the world. Chorba 'dess  or Soupe de lentilles or Lentil Soup  Ingredients 1 pound lamb meat thinly sliced 1 large white onion, finely chopped 2 teaspoons good quality ground coriander 1 cup dried lentils 2 large potatoes diced 2 large carrots diced 8 cups of water Salt and pepper to taste Directions Add all ingredients to a large pot simmer until vegetables are tender for about an hour. Serve with rice.

Green Sea Turtle Nesting In Africa

Many African islands are known as Turtle Island due to green sea turtles nesting on their beaches. João Viera-Poilão Marine Park has the largest green sea turtle nesting site on the Atlantic coast of Africa. It is illegal to collect, harm or kill green sea turtles in Guinea-Bissau Africa. Guinea-Bissau is a small coastal West African country just to the South of Senegal where many indigenous African languages are spoken along with a unique dialect of Crioulo (Creole mixed with Portuguese and French). Guinea-Bissau was once part of the Mali Empire known as Gabu. The Portuguese set up slave trade operations in the ports of Bissau and Cacheu on the coast of Guinea, the interior was not explored until around 1915 with heavy resistance from the indigenous population . The islands off the coast of Guinea-Bissau Bijagos Archipelago (islands) are 88 islands and islets of which 23 are inhabited.   Guinea-Bissau is a small coastal West African country The Bijagos island

Angola Bie Province Antipersonnel Landmines

Landmines in Angola Africa Chic African Culture Landmines in Africa No safe steps, the Sarajevo of Africa, Angola Bie Province landmines Kuito is the distressed but slowly restoring capital of Bie Province. Bié is a province of Angola located on the Bié Plateau in the central part of Angola. Parts of Angola are contaminated with mines as a result of four decades of almost continuous warfare, making it the most mine-affected country in sub-Saharan Africa and one of the most mined countries in the world. An anti-personnel weapon is one primarily used to inflict death or cause major bodily injury to people. Anti-personnel landmines are explosive devices designed to explode when a person gets near the device or steps on the device. Angola Bie Province landmines Chic African Culture Kuito is still surrounded by rings of landmines. Situated in central Angola, Kuito used to be called Silva Porto, taking its name from Francisco Ferreira da Silva, who was Bie'

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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