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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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Warm Pineapple Banana Couscous Breakfast Recipe

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Warm Pineapple Banana Couscous Breakfast Recipe Warm Pineapple Banana Couscous Breakfast Recipe African Recipes by African Gourmet   Couscous is a neutral favored dish that combines with just about every ingredient imaginable. No wonder it’s one of North Africa’s staple foods.  Prep time: 5 min Cook time: 10 Total time: 15 min A dish so nice they named it twice, Kuskus or Couscous is actually pasta though it looks like rice. Kuskus is stocked in most grocery stores on the rice and pasta isles. Instant and non-instant varieties are available.  Ingredients 2 cups dry couscous 2 cups low fat milk 1 teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup finely diced pineapples 1 sliced banana Directions In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the milk, honey, and cinnamon. As soon as it comes to a boil, stir in the Kuskus. Turn off the heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in pineapples and top with sliced bananas. Serve

Kenya's Samburu and Maasai Tribes Forcefully Evicted

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Kenya Samburu and Maasai tribes had de facto ownership of Eland Downs Ranch by virtue of living on the land for generations. However, Eland Downs Ranch was legally privately owned by former Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi who sold the land for $4 million to conservation charities thus began the forceful evictions of Samburu and Maasai families from their ancestral lands. Which Is More Important, Kenya's Samburu and Maasai Tribes or the African Land The conflict over natural resources across Africa is a serious issue. The Samburu of Kisargei in Kenya were on the losing end of the 17,100 acres Laikipia National Park (formally known as Eland Downs Ranch) land ownership dispute with the Nature Conservancy, and the African Wildlife Foundation and the Kenya Wildlife Service. The Samburu were semi-nomadic pastoralists on the Eland Downs ranch. Cattle, as well as sheep, goats, and camels, are of utmost importance to the Samburu culture and way of life. The Samburu are extremely d

Slow Cooker African Mutton Stew Recipe

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What is mutton you might ask? Mutton is a mature sheep; in a sheep's first year of life, it is called a lamb. Yes, mutton and lamb belong to the animal.   People in North America prepare far fewer mutton recipes than Africa, Asia or Europe, therefore, the term Mutton may seem a little strange. Slow Cooker African Mutton Stew Recipe African recipes by African Gourmet Learn how to make this simply delicious Slow Cooker African Mutton Stew recipe loaded with vegetables and slow-cooked flavor. Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 8 hours Total time: 8 hours 15 min Ingredients 3 pounds lamb or mutton stew meat 2 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped 1 diced carrot 2 medium diced potatoes 1 cup mushrooms 1 cup onions, chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1/2 teaspoon thyme 2 teaspoons sea salt 1 bay leaf 2 cups of water Directions Place lamb or mutton and vegetables in a slow cooker. Mix salt, garlic, thyme, and bay leaf into water and pour over lamb and vege

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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