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Fresh Cinnamon Sweet Porridge Cereal

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Fresh Cinnamon Sweet Porridge Cereal Porridge is a dish of grains or vegetables cooked in milk or water such as oatmeal, rice or grits. Kids cinnamon apple sweet porridge cereal is an inexpensive and delicious African meal to make. In South Africa, porridge is known as Pap or Mielie, Ugali in Tanzania, Sadza in Zimbabwe, Nsima in Malawi the name changes with region and language but is usually translated as porridge. Make Kids cinnamon apple sweet porridge to the consistency desired using various types of grains, fruits or vegetables. Throughout Africa, the addition to most meals is stiff porridge made from ground cereals, yam or cassava root boiled with water or milk. Fresh Cinnamon Sweet Porridge Cereal Ingredients 1 cup apple sauce 1 cup cooked apples 1 cup maize meal 2 cups whole milk 1/4 cup sugar or honey or to taste Directions Add all ingredients into a large pot mix well and simmer 20 minutes. Top with apples and any other type of frui

Beware of the naked man who offers you clothes African Proverb

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It is easy to talk the talk and give advice African Proverb African Proverb It's easy to talk the talk and give advice on love, careers or even recycling on how things should be done. But, the person giving the advice does not act in a way that agrees with the advice they are giving. The proverb implies that a person should back up their talking with action. It is easy to talk the talk and give advice Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture 1-30-2015 Beware of the naked man who offers you clothes is a proverb used to call out hypocrites; people who are single but give advice on how to have a happy marriage, a person who is overweight supplying dieting tips, environmentalists who do not recycle, people on social media who want to show you how to become rich when they are poor, and politicians who send their children to private school while making speeches on the virtues of public school. Hidden Agenda of Gift-Giving Def

Classic Bondwe Wild Spinach Vegetable Stew

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Classic Bondwe Wild Spinach Vegetable Stew Amaranth is native to Central America and Mexico however, cultivation has become popular in many areas of Africa, in particular Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia due to the plant's drought resistance. Amaranth is an important plant to the nutrition of Southern Africa. Cooked Amaranth leaves are eaten as vegetables, soups, stews, and relishes.  Leaves and young plant stems are cooked like spinach and have a mild flavor and the seeds of the Amaranth plant are ground into flour. Classic Bondwe wild spinach vegetable stew is a mixture of cornmeal, amaranth or spinach, cabbage and onions cooked in one pot. Classic Bondwe Wild Spinach Vegetable Stew Classic Bondwe Wild Spinach Vegetable Stew Ingredients 4 cups washed amaranth leaves (substitute spinach) 2 cups shredded cabbage 1 medium chopped onion 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon salt 4 cups vegetable b

Traffic is dangerous and ugly in Africa

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Traffic is dangerous and ugly in Africa Africa has the highest per capita rate of road deaths in the world. Africa has 2% of the world's vehicles but 16% of road fatalities. Traffic is dangerous and ugly in Africa It's Not Illness You Need To Worry About When In Africa, It's The Traffic; Nigeria and South Africa have the highest motor vehicle fatality rates in Africa. The estimated annual number of traffic-related deaths in Africa is around 200,000, a figure that represents 16% of the global traffic deaths. This increase will see road fatalities overtake the number of malaria-related deaths. Africa has 2% of the world's vehicles but 16% of road fatalities. Traffic Jam in Uganda With the highest per capita rate of road fatalities in the world, road deaths in sub-Saharan Africa are projected to more than double from some 243,000 deaths projected for 2015 to 514,000 by 2030.  Enforcement of road safety measures is in general weak across the African

Land, people, and brief ancient history of Ethiopia

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Land, people, and brief ancient history of Ethiopia Ethiopia Facts Ethiopia overview of the land, people, and brief ancient history. Get to know Ethiopia Land, people, and brief ancient history of Ethiopia Ethiopia is technically landlocked because the entire coastline along the Red Sea was lost with the de jure independence of Eritrea on May 24, 1993. Ethiopia is, therefore, the most populous landlocked country in the world; the Blue Nile, the chief headstream of the Nile by water volume, rises in T'ana Hayk (Lake Tana) in northwest Ethiopia; three major crops are believed to have originated in Ethiopia: coffee, grain sorghum, and castor bean.  Geologically active Great Rift Valley susceptible to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions; frequent droughts volcanism: volcanic activity in the Great Rift Valley; Erta Ale (613 m), which has caused frequent lava flows in recent years, is the country's most active volcano; Dabbahu became active in 2005, forcing evacua

Africa's Port of Djibouti 3,500 years of Traveling and Trading by the Sea

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Port of Djibouti links Europe, the Far East, and Africa. The Port of Djibouti is at the crossroads of three continents linking Europe, the Far East, and Africa. The African country  Djibouti has few natural resources and little industry to create long-term growth and development. Djibouti's location is the main economic asset of a country that with very few natural resources, farmland, sparse rainfall and water supply. The Port of Djibouti much dependent on transit taxes and harbor fees earns the majority of earned capital for Djibouti. Port of Djibouti The Port of Djibouti is a major port in Djibouti City, the capital of Djibouti and is located at the southern entrance to the Red Sea. The Port of Djibouti is also at the crossroad of three continents linking Europe, the Far East, and Africa. This major deep-water port located on the Red Sea one of the busiest shipping routes in the world. General cargo, container and gate operations are available 24 hours a day,

Those who want rain must also accept the mud African Proverb

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Adaptability and preparation, you can be ready for anything African Proverb Most people do not go through their lives expecting one disastrous event to occur after another, and then have it unfold according to a preset script. Life is about adaptability and preparation; Adaptability plays a crucial role in your everyday life. This skill can help shape the course of your future and opportunities. Preparation, being able to assess, to understand, to know, where you are at any given point is a very valuable tool. "Those who want rain must also accept the mud." Ghanaian Proverb Those who want rain must also accept the mud African Proverb African Proverbs Teach everyday life African proverbs to inspire with ancient words of wisdom. Ghanaian African proverbs express the timeless wisdom of African people. Wise sayings in the language of proverbs have been passed down for generations in African culture. Proverbs are an i

Capoeira Afro-Brazilian Dancing Fighting Heritage

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Capoeira Afro-Brazilian Dancing Fighting Heritage Capoeira Afro Brazilian ritual dance Capoeira is a flow of communication between two capoeiristas or players through martial art dance and gymnastics performed to with musical instruments and singing. Capoeira Afro-Brazilian Dancing Fighting Heritage Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture 1-21-2015 Capoeira requires great physical strength and flexibility to dance and move on your hands and feet. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian ritual dance combat heritage. Capoeira fighters in Africa have cultural heritage of Capoeira in Angola, Morocco, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Mozambique, South Africa, Guinea, and Senegal. Capoeira is indeed practiced throughout the world in Europe, Asia, Africa and South and North America.  The word Capoeira maybe of Portuguese or Bantu origin. The reason why the roots of Capoeira are unknown is due to Angolan slaves introducing the sport to Brazil during the sl

Walmart is known as Massmart in Africa.

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Walmart is known as Massmart in Africa. Walmart is known as Massmart in Africa and Massmart operates more than 443 stores in it home office country of South Africa and in 13 other African countries with a BBBEE level 4 score. Shopping day at Walmart stores in Africa. Walmart staked its claim in the growing African business market in 2010 under the store names of Game, Cambridge, Game Foodco, Makro, Builders Warehouse, Builders Express, Builders Superstore, Builders Trade Depot, CBW, Rhino Cash and Carry and Jumbo Cash and Carry.  BBBEE stands for Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment and is a means of equalising the rights of black people who were formerly disadvantaged during apartheid, Massmart BBBEE is a level four 86.06 score out of 100. Massmart Walmart Store Names Total Retail Units Game Foodco 79 in South Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria. CBW 43 in

Poisonous Lab-Lab Bean Plant is a Traditional Food

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Poisonous Lab-Lab Bean Plant is a Traditional Food In Africa, the poisonous lab-lab bean plant is considered a traditional food. Lablab plant is simple to establish and easy to manage under harsh living conditions producing high yields and resisting droughts. Lablab plant pods of the culinary type are popular vegetables in Africa, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and elsewhere in the Asian tropics.  They are eaten like green beans or snow peas. Seeds in India the dried seeds are split like lentils and used in making dhal, the major protein source for millions. They are also sprouted, soaked in water, shelled, boiled, and smashed into a paste, which is fried with spices and used as a condiment. In Africa, lablab seeds are cooked in any of the ways commonly used for beans: boiled with corn, ground and fried, or added to soups. In Egypt, lablab seeds are sometimes substituted for fava beans in preparing the popular fried bean cake called  Ta'ameyya .  African co

Niger Is The Fourth Ranking Producer Of Uranium In The World

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Niger is the fourth-ranking producer of uranium in the world Niger Uranium Mines Niger has two significant uranium mines providing nearly 8 percent of world mining production from Africa highest-grade uranium ores. Niger is the fourth-ranking producer of uranium in the world Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture 1-17-2015 Niger is a landlocked nation, whose economy centers on subsistence crops, livestock, and some of the world's largest uranium deposits. The discovery of the element is credited to the German chemist Martin Heinrich Klaproth in Berlin in 1789. Uranium is a chemical element with symbol U and atomic number 92. Uranium is regularly found in very small amounts in rocks, soil, water, plants, and animals and humans. In nature, uranium is found as mostly as uranium-238 and uranium-235. Uranium metal is very dense and heavy therefore Uranium decays slowly with a half-life of about 4.47 billion years for urani

Ireland, Nelson Mandela and Irish Anti-Apartheid: The tangled path history weaves

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Turning point in Irish perceptions of Apartheid South Africa was the Sharpeville massacre of 1960 Irish Honorary Freedom The highest and most prestigious award the City of Dublin can bestow in 1988 was awarded to Nelson Mandela. Turning point in Irish perceptions of Apartheid South Africa was the Sharpeville massacre of 1960. Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture 1-7-2015 The Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement became, over the years, one of the most successful movement’s social movements against Apartheid. In 1948 when the South African National Party instated Apartheid, the South African population was now officially categorized as white, black and colored. Racially mixed housing areas were declared illegal and black and colored populations were banished to live in black settlements and needed passes to travel into white-only areas. The Irish took up offers by the South African government for living in white settlements and by the

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