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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.

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Barbarossa brothers, a Hebrew trading post and an Islamic City

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Barbarossa brothers, a Hebrew trading post and an Islamic City About the Algiers Casbah Casbah means a fortified place in Arabic Casbah from the Arabic word for a fortified place were commonly built across North Africa. A Casbah is a large multi-building fort with high walls usually made without windows built on high ground.   The Casbah was designed to provide protection during a battle with twisting alleys that wind between dilapidated mud-brick and stucco houses. In Algeria, the Casbah is both the fortress and the old city itself. When people speak of the Casbah, they are talking about the cramped living quarters on the hillside between the fort and the sea on the Mediterranean coast. The Islamic retreat Casbah of Algeria was founded on the ruins of an ancient Hebrew civilization trading post named Ikosim. In the 10th century a Berber man named Buluggin bin Ziri called the new city El Djazair, which means "the islands" in Arabic. From El Djazair derived the

Boko Haram and Quran Surah Al-Maidah 5:47

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Read the interpretation of the Quran, Surah Al-Maidah 5:47 Boko Haran uses for yourself. Boko Haram regards Nigerian state run by non-believers. The official Arabic name, Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad, means People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad. The group was initially focused on opposing Western education gaining the nickname Boko Haram, which means Western education is forbidden in the Hausa language. Boko Haram regards the Nigerian state as being run by non-believers. Its followers are said to be influenced by the Quran, Surah Al-Maidah 5:47 which says: "Let the followers of the Gospel judge by what Allah has revealed therein, and those who do not judge by what Allah has revealed are the transgressors." Surah Al-Maidah 5:47 Let the followers of the Gospel judge by what Allah has revealed therein, and those who do not judge by what Allah has revealed are the transgressors. Boko Haram

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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