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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.

African Culture is World Heritage

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

Fire and gunpowder do not sleep together Ashanti Proverb

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Wise Ashanti African Proverbs Ashanti African Proverbs Ashanti proverbs express the timeless wisdom of the Ashanti people. Wise sayings in the language of proverbs have been passed down for generations in Ashanti culture. Wise Ashanti African Proverbs Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture What is wise? Intelligence has its advantages but you can be intelligent without being wise. Wisdom goes beyond intelligence and those who think of themselves as intelligent and put down others for not being book smart are certainly not wise. Fire and gunpowder do not sleep together.   More Ashanti African proverbs to mull over while you meditate on life:  It is the calm and silent water that drowns a man.   The sun will shine on those who stand before it shines on those who kneel under them.  One falsehood spoils a thousand truths.   The moon moves slowly, but it crosses the town.  A goat herder becomes a goat herder by working with goats. Did you know? The Ash

Simple Nigerian White Coconut Rice Recipe

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Searching for fast and yummy rice recipe meal ideas tonight for dinner? Then taste our recipe today and make simple Nigerian white coconut rice. Nigeria has a rich history of food and culture. Here is one of our favorite recipes from Nigeria, Coconut Rice. This coconut rice side dish goes well with pork or chicken. Simple Nigerian White Coconut Rice Recipe Ingredients 2 cups cooked jasmine or white rice 1/2 cup coconut milk 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut 1 tablespoon sunflower oil Directions In a medium saucepan over medium heat add oil, heat then add shredded coconut, toast until light brown. Reduce heat to low, fold in remaining ingredients to the shredded coconut mixture. Serve warm. More easy breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes to make right now. Curried Tanzanian Coconut Okra Recipe   Ethiopian Scrambled Egg Breakfast   Senegalese Chicken Vermicelli   Chadi

Hibiscus Flower Bloom Tea Recipe

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Drinking hibiscus bloom herbal tea is good for you since hibiscus teas made from edible flowers can be hot, at room temp, iced made with little or no sugar. Drinking Hibiscus Bloom herbal tea brewed from freshly gathered and dried hibiscus is an easy way to get nature's healing strength into your body. African hibiscus teas can be hot, at room temperature or iced. There are no hard and fast rules about hibiscus bloom flower African tea brewing. Everyone’s tastes and preferences are different. Some like strong herbal teas and others prefer mild or lightly flavored herbal infusions.  You can also buy your herbs dried from health food stores, and this is an excellent source for more exotic herbals. A dried herb will have a stronger flavor than a fresh herb. Dried Hibiscus Bloom Tea is the perfect recipe for an exotic yet simple tea.  There are tons of fresh herbs that of course are preferable for making herbal teas such as dried hibiscus flowers or Flor De Jamaica. Be sure to a

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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