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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.

Illegal to be LGBTQ+ in Africa

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Written law listing in Africa where it is illegal to be LGBTQ+, not including oral or customary law which are passed down codes. Below are the written statute laws penalties and definitions passed by 54 African countries against LGBTQ+ persons or anyone having knowledge, and promoting acts. Five African countries have no written laws enacted by the government on the LGBTQ+ community, they are Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Madagascar, Mali and Rwanda. Cabo Verde, ESwatini, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, São Tomé e Príncipe does not criminalize homosexual acts. Laws prohibiting sodomy of any form including the crime of Buggery exist in the penal codes of 16 African countries; Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  Chad and Republic of the Congo no information found. Many African countries specify in State Statues prohibiting male homosexual conduct only, aggravated homosex

African Groundnut Powder Spice Recipe

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Groundnut Recipe Groundnuts are used as food and for cooking oil. The seeds in Africa are popularly used for thickening soups and stews and as a seasoning. Easy African Groundnut Powder spice is made with a few uncomplicated ingredients. African Groundnut Powder Spice Recipe Arachis hypogaea generally referred to as peanuts or groundnuts are uncommon in that its flowers are pollinated above ground, but the fruits (peanuts) grow below ground. African Groundnut Powder Spice African Recipes by The African Gourmet Groundnut powder African spice is made with a few uncomplicated ingredients. Ingredients: 1/2 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder   1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon paprika   1 dried bay leaf   1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)   Directions: Combine all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until coarsely ground. If you over grind you will end up with groundnut paste instead of powder (this is ok since you

Where Is Zimbabwe In Africa

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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

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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