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Kei Apple Tomato Chutney

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Easy South African Apple Tomato Chutney Recipe South Africa is famous for kei-apples or Kei-appel and Kei Apple Tomato Chutney is a sort of combination pickle and preserve that goes well with grilled meats . Dovyalis caffra or Kei apple is a spiny evergreen fruit tree whose common names are Kei appel in the Afrikaans language, umqokolo in Zulu , amaqokolo in Ndebele the Wild apricot, or Dingaan’s apricot to name a few. It is native to the Kei River area of Namibia and abundant in the wild around the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. Kei apple is a fruit-bearing tree native to southern Africa, particularly the Kei River region. It is named after the Kei River in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The Kei apple tree is known for its thorny branches and glossy, dark green leaves, which provide an attractive backdrop for its delicious fruit. The Kei apple fruit is small to medium-sized and has a round or oval shape. It has a thick, leathery skin that is typically green when unr

How to Make Astronaut Cornbread in Honor of the Moon Rock Stolen from Chad

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How to make Astronaut cornbread dressing recipe in honor of the missing goodwill rock stolen from Chad in Africa. The stolen Chad goodwill moon rock was a gift from the USA's Apollo 17 mission. Mystery Of The Missing Chad Moon Rock Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture A story of the stolen goodwill moon rock gifted to Chad. The Chad National Museum is a national museum of Chad located in Chad's capital city of N'Djamena. The museum was established in 1962 and opened in 1984 however; many of its artifacts have gone missing due to the unsteadiness in the country. Chad has experienced decades of conflict and instability. The 1972 Apollo 17 lunar Moon rock aka the “goodwill moon rock” fragment is from a lava Moonstone. This was a goodwill gift from the United States of America Apollo 17 mission to Chad and nations worldwide. The goodwill rocks were distributed during President Nixon's term of office between 1973 and 1974. The splashdown and recov

Africa's education system and why policy alone can't fix it

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The international community has called for the equal right to secondary education however, bride price and traditional roles of women limit opportunities in education. Africa's education system and why policy alone can't fix it. Gender Equality in Education All too often, women and girls are discriminated against in receiving education. The innovative education programs around the world focus on expanding scholastic opportunities for women and girls. Africa has such a huge young demographic and the number of students that graduate from school and available jobs on the market leaves a huge gap. Bride price in many African societies is tied to the economic life of the family. Traditionally, bride price is when the prospective husband is expected to give a certain amount of money and goods, including cattle, goats, blankets or cowrie shells before marriage is agreed. The tradition of bride price is strongly entrenched in cultures across sub-Saharan Africa. When poverty is a

How Tribal Marks Came To Be Used African Folktale

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How tribal marks came to be used is a priceless African folktale.  African folktale How tribal marks came to be used is a story forming part of an oral storytelling tradition shaped by the tongues of African elders passed down from one generation to the next. How Tribal Marks Came To Be Used African Folktale How Tribal Marks Came To Be Used A King named Sango sent two slaves to a distant country on an important mission. In due course they returned, and he found that one slave had achieved successfully what he had been sent to do, while the other had accomplished nothing. The King therefore rewarded the first with high honors, and commanded the second to receive a hundred and twenty-two razor cuts all over his body. This was a severe punishment, but when the scars healed, they gave to the slave a very remarkable appearance, which greatly took the fancy of the King’s wives. Sango therefore decided that cuts should in future be given, not as p

If you made your bed hard and you have trouble lying in it, don't complain

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Paying the Piper African Proverb Paying the Piper African Proverb If you made your bed hard and you have trouble lying in it, don't complain is an African Proverb. The African culture expresses wisdom in an interesting way through proverbs. If you made your bed hard and you have trouble lying in it, don't complain   - African Proverb More quotes and wise sayings about paying the piper With lies, you may get ahead in the world — but you can never go back. There is no pillow as soft as a clear conscience. Your life may be the only Bible some people read. Before you begin on the journey of revenge, dig two graves. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. Who lies for you will lie against you.

Story of the Hero Makoma African Folktale

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African myth of the Hero. Makoma is a brilliant African folktale legend about the giant Hero Makoma who would find no rest until he fought against five powerful giants.  African folktales are stories forming part of an oral storytelling tradition shaped by the tongues of African elders passed down from one generation to the next.   African myth  of Hero Makoma African Folktale Once upon a time, at the town of Senna on the banks of the African river the Zambezi, was born a child.  He was not like other children, for he was very tall and strong; over his shoulder he carried a big sack, and in his hand an iron hammer. He could also speak like a grown man, but usually he was very silent.    One day his mother said to him: 'My child, by what name shall we know you?' And he answered: 'Call all the head men of Senna here to the river's bank.' And his mother called the head men of the town, and when they had come he led them down to a deep black pool in the ri

Meaning of One Cannot Both Feast and Become Rich

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One cannot both feast and become rich is an African proverb about sacrificing short-term pleasures and focus on long-term goals. One cannot both feast and become rich is an African proverb about the fact that one cannot enjoy immediate gratification and achieve long-term financial security at the same time. In other words, if you want to accumulate wealth and achieve financial independence, you must sacrifice short-term pleasures and focus on long-term goals. The proverb highlights the importance of discipline and self-control in achieving financial success. In order to become wealthy, one must be willing to forego immediate gratification in favor of long-term financial goals. This means being disciplined enough to save money, invest wisely, and avoid frivolous spending. One cannot both feast and become rich points out that a focus on immediate gratification can actually hinder one's long-term financial prospects. If you spend all your money on luxuries and extravagances, you will

Nelson Mandela Favorite Meal Maize and Beans

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Mixture of maize and beans is called Umqusho a simple South African Recipe Nelson Mandela loved to eat. Umqusho or Maize and Beans is a simple vegetarian African food recipe of corn, beans, carrots and spices. Umqusho is a common African dish with many variations that is popular in many regions of Africa.  Nelson Mandela loved to eat Umqusho or Maize and Beans Nelson Mandela Favorite Meal Maize and Beans Ingredients 2 cups frozen whole kernel corn 2 cups canned red kidney beans 1 cup frozen cut carrots 1 teaspoon garlic 1 teaspoon paprika 3 cups puree tomato sauce Directions Add all ingredients to a large pot mix well and heat on medium for 5 minutes. Nelson Mandela as South Africa’s President On 10 May 1994, he was inaugurated as South Africa’s first democratically elected President. On his 80th birthday in 1998 he married Gra├ža Machel, his third wife. True to his promise, Mandela stepped down in 1999 after one term as President. He con

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