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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.

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Shrimp Curry Homemade Spice

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Shrimp Curry Homemade Spice Spices are made from flowers, berries, bark, seeds, roots, and gum of plants and trees. Keeping spices in the refrigerator does not increase their shelf life because the moisture from the refrigerator causes the dried herbs and spices to deteriorate faster.  Shrimp Curry Spice Blend Ingredients 1 teaspoon ground sweet paprika 1 teaspoon ground coriander 2 teaspoons ground cumin ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 teaspoons ground turmeric 2 teaspoons mustard seeds Directions Mix all ingredients in a bowl and store in an airtight container away from light and heat. A few facts about shrimp Seafood is the most common protein for humans in the world. As members of the shellfish family shrimp are among the top allergens, which in addition to shellfish include milk, eggs, fish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soy. One medium shrimp that is not fried or covered in butter and oil prov

Laikipia Kenya Grevys Zebra and Uncommon Plants

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Laikipia Kenya Grevys Zebra and Uncommon Plants Laikipia County is found in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya and inhabiting the northeastern portion of Kenya along with uncommon plant life living side by side with the largest and most threatened of the three species of zebra, Grevys zebra make the natural park a special place near the horn of Africa. Laikipia means treeless plain in Maasai language  Laikipia County is one of the 14 counties within the Rift Valley region and one of the 47 counties in the Republic of Kenya. Laikipia County borders Samburu County to the North, Isiolo County to the North East, Meru County to the East, Nyeri County to the South East, Nyandarua County and Nakuru County to the South West and Baringo County to the West. The county’s population according to the 2009 National Census is around 400 thousand with males making up 49.8% while females make up 50.2% of the population.  With multiple ethnic communities, the Kikuyus and Maasai communities form the larg

Make Ghanaian Bofrot doughnut holes fancy or plain

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Make your Ghanaian Bofrot Doughnut Holes as fancy or plain as you want. Puff-puff as it is known in Nigeria is called Bofrot in Ghana. Bofrot is a traditional African snack is similar to an American doughnut hole. The recipe is very versatile, be creative with your puff-puff snack tonight. Mandazi or Maandazi is East African fried round dough bread similar to doughnut holes and Nigerian Puff-Puff. Easy Homemade Ghanaian Bofrot Doughnut Holes Ingredients 1 cup whole milk 1 large cage free egg 2 cups bread flour 2 tablespoons white sugar 2 tablespoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted 5 cups vegetable oil for frying Directions Add the vegetable oil to a large, heavy-bottomed pot. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk and the egg. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir the milk-egg mixture into the dry ingredients, then stir in the melted butter, mixing until a soft dough forms. On

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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