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Zambian Coconut Milk Rice Porridge

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Zambian Coconut Milk Rice Porridge Recipe African Recipes by African Gourmet   Delightful and easy homemade c oconut milk rice porridge  African recipe deliciously reuses your leftover rice for breakfast.   Prep time: 5 min Cook time: 10 Total time: 15 min Ingredients 1 cup cooked rice ¼ cup unsalted roasted peanuts, chopped 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional) 1 cup coconut milk Directions In a medium saucepan over medium heat add milk, honey and peanut butter mixing well. Stir in rice and peanuts, top with your favorite fruit and serve warm.  Zambia Africa roadside vendors 

Lesotho the Kingdom in the Sky land and country profile

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Lesotho the Kingdom in the Sky land and country profile Highest point in the African country Lesotho and the highest mountain in southern Africa is the Thabana Ntlenyana, pronounced - Ta-bon-ya N-tea-nem-yan-na - mountain standing 3,482 meters or 2.1 miles tall. Thabana Ntlenyana mountain is around 53,222 tootsie rolls that measure 2.5 inches long. That is a sweet hike up Lesotho's Thabana Ntlenyana which has a nickname of beautiful little mountain. Kingdom of Lesotho name translates as the Land of the Sesotho speakers. Maseru, the capital of Lesotho etymology in the Sesotho language the name means place of red sandstones. Lesotho has a relatively higher population density in the western half of the nation, with the capital of Maseru, and the smaller cities of Mafeteng, Teyateyaneng, and Leribe attracting the most people. The Maloti Mountains are a mountain range of the highlands of the Kingdom of Lesotho. The Maloti Range is part of the Drakensberg system that

Why Hyenas Have Hind Legs Shorter Than Their Front African Folktale

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Hyenas have hind legs shorter than their front legs, this popular Zulu African Folktale explains what happened to Hyenas legs. Wolf and Hyena were together when a white cloud floated by high in the sky. Wolf jumped up, landed upon it, and ate of the cloud as if it were fresh meat. When wolf had his fill of the white cloud, he said to Hyena, "My cousin, I am ready to come down, if you catch me I will bring you a piece of the cloud for you to taste!"  So Hyena caught him, and broke his fall. The cloud wolf gave her was so delicious she wanted more; she jumped up on top of a white cloud and ate until she was full.  She told wolf, “Catch me and I’ll bring a piece of cloud for us to eat later as a snack my wolf cousin, now catch me as well." The scoundrel wolf said to hyena, "My cousin trust me, I will catch you, jump down now!" Wolf held up his hands, and hyena jumped down from the cloud, and when she was near, Wolf started jumping around

West African Pepper Wing Sauce Recipe

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Friendly Fire West African Pepper Wing Sauce African Recipes by African Gourmet   West African pepper fruits and leaves are used as seasonings in West African pepper wing sauce for their strong blistering peppery taste. West African hot peppers are also a delicacy chewed fresh from the plant to extract the delicious spicy flavor .  Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 2 0 min Total time: 4 0 min Ingredients    1 minced piri piri pepper or any type of hot pepper 3 dried crushed pepper leaves    3/4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flake ¼ teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon ground paprika 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon ground cayenne 1 teaspoon ground habanero chili powder   Directions Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat and simmer 20 minutes. Pour sauce

Limpopo Venda Five Cultural Points of Interests

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Limpopo Venda Five Cultural Points of Interests In South Africa the Venda culture has strong beliefs in the origins of Water Spirits, Lighting and Rain Bird, God and Ancestors adding to the belief lakes and rivers are sacred shared by many Southern African Bantu tribes. Venda was created for the Venda people but is now incorporated into Limpopo named after the Limpopo River. South African Venda Women. Venda Was Created For the Venda People. Water Spirits, Lighting and Rain Bird, God and Ancestors of the Venda people of Limpopo South Africa The Venda, also known as Vhavenda are a Southern African people living mostly in Thohoyandou near the South Africa Zimbabwe border in Limpopo.  As in most cultures around the world, fire and water hold a special fascination with the Venda people and the Venda can conjure up ancestral spirits to assist with early matters. Thohoyandou is the former capital of the independent black homeland and the proud heart of the Venda people.

West Africa Green Banana Fish Stew Recipe

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West Africa Green Banana Fish Stew Recipe Green bananas or unripe yellow bananas have a flesh firm flesh and starchy taste making them a delicious alternative to potatoes. West Africa Green Banana Fish Stew Recipe African Recipes by African Gourmet   Favors of West African green banana fish stew deliciously blend together creating a tasty easy African seafood recipe .  Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 20 min Total time: 35 min Ingredients 2 fresh white fish filets 4 green bananas , sliced 1/2 cup peanuts, chopped 2 large tomatoes, sliced 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1 hot pepper 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 cups vegetable stock Salt and pepper to taste Directions Add all ingredients to a large pot and simmer 20 minutes. Serve over rice.  Selling green bananas in Cameroon Africa  Did you know? Green bananas or unripe yellow bananas  have a flesh firm flesh and starchy taste making them a deli

Had a Bad Day? African Proverbs to Help Soothe Your Soul

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Have flowers and African proverbs kinda life. African Proverbs to calm your restless spirit when you've had a bad day. African proverbs of love and hope for a rotten day. Those who want rain must also accept the mud. - Ghanaian proverb Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. - Malawi proverb Those who want peace make their own peace. - Zambian proverb If you think you are too small to make a difference try sleeping in a room with a pesky Mosquito - African Proverb The sun does not forget a village just because it is small. - Mali proverb However long the night, the dawn will break.  - African Proverb The best bed a person can sleep on is peace. - Somali proverb Cutting off the head is not the cure for a headache. - Yoruba proverb Return to old watering holes for more than water; friends and dreams are there to meet you. - African proverb African Proverbs to Help Soothe Your Soul Have fl

African Food Pantry Staples Ogbono Seeds

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African Food Pantry Staples Ogbono Seeds African food pantry staples will prepare you for whatever the kitchen throws at you to make soups and sauces When you want to thicken African soups and sauces, there are many ingredients.  African bush mango seed is made up of nearly 65% oil, the seed is really more oil than seed.   Gabon chocolate, dika paste bread or Ogbono seeds are pounded to a chocolate  buttery  paste  as an  African pantry  essential ingredient used in thickening and flavoring African soup and sauce recipes. African Gabon Chocolate, Dika Paste, Ogbono seeds Recipe African Recipes by African Gourmet   Gabon chocolate, dika paste bread or Ogbono seeds are ground into a chocolate butter like paste to thicken African soups and sauces.   Prep time: 5 min Cook time: 2 min Total time: 7 min Ingredients ½ cup African mango dried seeds Directions Add all ingredients to a coffee grinder and pulse until mixed well into a paste. Stor

Understanding Bamboo Forests of Ethiopia

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Understanding Bamboo Forests of Ethiopia Over 1 million hectares or around 2.5 million acres of bamboo are growing wild in Ethiopian forests, that's 7 percent of the world's bamboo resources growing wild in Africa. When you think of Bamboo, does Africa come to mind? Bamboo grows throughout Africa in South Africa, Ethiopia , Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Cameroon, Rwanda, DR Congo, Malawi and Zambia. Bamboo is one of Ethiopia's most under-utilized resources. Currently there are over 1 million hectares or around 2.5 million acres of bamboo growing wild in Ethiopian forests. Ethiopia has Africa's largest bamboo forest . Ethiopia’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development stated to news agencies that there were no formal bamboo economies in Ethiopia until 2013 with an award going to the African Bamboo company for the Biomass-Powered Thermal Processing of Ethiopian Bamboo. African Bamboo is a forestry, wood, and bio-energy company located in Addis Ababa, E

Top Five Golf Courses in Kenya

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Top Five Golf Courses in Kenya Best Golf Resorts in Africa but first a short quiz. The French word Cadet means youngest child and is where the word Caddy comes from? True or False True False First 18-Hole golf course was on a apple farm.? True or False True False The chances of making two holes-in-one in a round of golf are one in 67 million? True or False True False Kenya’s first golf course, Nairobi golf club, now the Royal Nairobi golf club, opened in 1906? True or False True False Golf in Kenya is a popular sport? True or False True False Australian golfer Peter Thomson inaugurated the Kenya Open Golf Championship in 1967? True or False True False Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club has a 10 hole course? True or False True False Kenya has 42 golf courses from the coast of the Indian Ocean to the Great Rift Valley and central highlands. Kenya’s first golf course, Nairobi golf club, no

West African Eba Onion Fritters Recipe

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West African Eba Onion Fritters Recipe Onion Fritters Culture and food of Africa would not be complete without including the West African food recipe Eba Onion Fritters recipe. West African Eba Onion Fritters Recipe African recipes by African Gourmet West African Eba Onion Fritters are a delicious golden brown recipe made with ground cassava flour, onions and spices fried into delicious snacks. Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 10 Total time: 20 min Ingredients 2 cups cassava flour 1/2 onion finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1 tablespoon white sugar 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 - 1/3 cups water 1-2 cups oil for frying Directions In a large frying pan heat vegetable oil. Add all ingredients, mix well and form small fritters, fry in hot oil until golden brown about 3 minutes on each side. Sprinkle with extra salt or curry powder before serving.

Waiting for Justice in Uganda's Luzira Maximum Security Prison

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Luzira Men's and Women's Maximum Security Prison is the second largest prison in Uganda , t here is nothing routine about a court  appearance  or a sentencing hearing at Luzira. Yellow is the color of sunshine, it is associated with joy and happiness. In Uganda's Luzira Maximum Security Prison yellow is anything but the color of joy, yellow is associated with a prison sentence or awaiting charges, sometimes waiting for years for justice. Luzira is a district of Kampala, Uganda’s capital city. Luzira is best known for Luzira Maximum Security Prison, Kampala Uganda's largest Prison. According to the Institute for War and Peace reporting under the Ugandan constitution, anyone accused of murder has the right to have their case heard by the High Court within a year of being arrested.  According to the ministry of justice, the number of imprisonment cases that are yet to be heard stands at more than 40,000, some 32,000 on legal custody in prison and the res

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