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Kebbi African Green Hot Pepper Sauce

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Kebbi African Green Hot Pepper Sauce African Recipes by African Gourmet   Kebbi African green hot pepper sauce is a spicy African hot sauce recipe used as a topping for vegetables, French fries, beans, meat seafood, and anything that needs an extra kick. Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 10 min Total time: 20 min K ebbi African Green Hot Pepper Sauce  I ngredients       2 minced any type of hot green pepper      3/4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1/4 cup white vinegar ¼ teaspoon salt 1 bunch green onions chopped 1 teaspoon green peppercorns 2 teaspoon ground onion powder Directions Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat and cook 5 minutes. Pour sauce into prepared heatproof jars and use on seafood, meats, vegetable dishes, beans, French fries and anything that needs an extra kick.

Be Careful Who You Trust African Proverbs

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Be careful who you trust. African proverbs teach that sweet and sour walk hand in hand, and not everyone that smiles at you is reliable, good, and honest. Choose your friends wisely. The notion of trust occupies a significant place among the many themes covered by African proverbs. African cultures recognize the importance of trust in interpersonal relationships, community dynamics, and even decision-making processes.  This recognition is reflected in proverbs that caution individuals to be discerning and cautious when it comes to placing trust in others. Such proverbs serve as reminders that trust is a delicate and precious commodity that must be earned and protected.  We will explore a selection of African proverbs that emphasize the importance of being careful and vigilant when it comes to trusting others, offering timeless wisdom that transcends borders and cultures. Be Careful Who You Trust African Proverbs The lion is a beautiful animal, when seen at a distance. - Zulu Proverb

Traditional South African Potato Pudding Recipe

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Traditional South African Potato Pudding Recipe African Recipes by African Gourmet   South African recipe for potato pudding tastes amazing when finished. Make and share this sweet traditional South African potato pudding dessert recipe today. Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 35 min Total time: 55 min Traditional South African Potato Pudding Recipe Ingredients 3 high-starch potatoes such as Russets peeled and diced 4 large eggs ¾ cup sugar 1 cup whole milk ½ cup butter 1 teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 1 1/2-quart baking dish. In a large pot boil the potatoes, then mash. Add milk, butter, sugar and spices. In a separate bowl whisk eggs and add 1 tablespoon of potato mixture, whisk again then add eggs to potato mixture. Transfer to the baking dish, bake until light brown about 35 minutes.

Burundi Elections History of Fragile Peace

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Many Hutu and Tutsi Burundians are refugees in neighboring countries due to Burundi's Presidential elections protests and demonstrations, coups and fear of another civil war. Burundi Elections History of Fragile Peace Burundi is located in Central Africa east of Democratic Republic of the Congo and Lake Tanganyika, south of Rwanda, and west and south of Tanzania. In 1959 Tutsi refugees from Rwanda migrate into Ruanda-Urundi however in 1962 Urundi is separated from Ruanda-Urundi and becomes independent kingdom of Burundi.   From 1963 to 1994 Tutsis to fled to Burundi due to some of the worst atrocities and lingering resentments leading to massacres of Tutsis throughout Rwanda. By the end of the 1980's some 480,000 Rwandans had become refugees, primarily in Burundi, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania.   On April 6, 1994, the deaths of the Presidents of Burundi and Rwanda in a plane crash caused by a rocket attack, ignited 100 days of extreme and systematic mas

Chad Steamed Honey Cassava Buns

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Chadian Steamed Honey Cassava Buns African Recipes by African Gourmet   The Chadian steamed honey cassava bun recipe has as many variations as to the fillings and the preparations. Our recipe offers a tasty filling of sweet honey to compliment the delicate soft steamed buns. Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 25 min Total time: 35 min Ingredients 2 cups cassava flour ½ cup water ¼ cup honey ½ teaspoon salt Honey for drizzling Directions Mix together cassava flour, water, and salt. Knead until dough is formed then divide into 10 equal balls. Using your thumb make a deep indication in the center of each ball, fill with honey, and smooth the dough back over the filling. Place squares of parchment paper under each ball so the dough does not stick to the steamer, and steam in a bamboo steamer for 25 minutes. Drizzle with honey and serve warm as a snack, appetizer, or with a meal. Chad Food Recipes Chad's iconic steamed cassava buns are a tradition

Prosecuting Criminals for the 1994 Rwandan Genocide

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Rwandan genocide International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda was established by the United Nations Security Council to prosecute those responsible for the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Prosecuting Criminals for the 1994 Rwandan Genocide Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Since its inception, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda or ICTR indicted 93 individuals for genocide and other serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in Rwanda 1994. In 1959 Tutsi refugees from Rwanda migrate into Ruanda-Urundi however in 1962 Urundi is separated from Ruanda-Urundi and becomes the independent kingdom of Burundi. From 1963 to 1994 Tutsis to flee to Burundi due to some of the worst atrocities and lingering resentments leading to massacres of Tutsis throughout Rwanda.  Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager in Kigali Rwanda housed Tutsi refugees during their fight against the Hutu militia during a 100-day period between April and June 1994 in Rwanda.

African Folktale | How the moon and the stars came to be

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HTML Tutorial Origin of the moon and stars short African Folktale. The lesson in the story is that we should be careful with our belongings and not take them for granted. The young woman in the story was careless with her beads and comb, and she ended up losing them. We should learn from her mistake and take care of our belongings, as they can be easily lost or damage. How the moon and the stars came to be truish African Folklore. One day in the times when the sky was close to the ground a young woman went out to pound rice.  Before she began her work, she took off her beads from around her neck and a comb from her hair, and hung them on the sky.  Then she began working, and each time that she raised her pestle into the air, it struck the sky.  For some time she pounded the rice, and then she raised the pestle so high that it struck the sky very hard. Immediately the sky began to rise and it went up so far that she lost her comb and beads.  Never did they come down, for the comb

African Immigrants are a Lucrative Business

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African illegal immigrants are a lucrative business bringing billions of dollars to governments, business, human smugglers and individuals. African Immigrants are a Lucrative Business April 2015, Rwandan President Paul Kagame confirmed a multimillion dollar deal with Israel to host its Eritrean and Sudanese African More than 1,800 people are feared to have died crossing the Mediterranean in 2015 so far - a 20-fold increase on the same period in 2014.  Italy received more than 170,000 of the 2014 arrivals, large numbers of which were from Syria and Eritrea. Egypt's ambassador to the United Kingdom warned of boats full of terrorists if the international community does not act against human smugglers , while the Italian government has expressed fears of militants infiltrating the boats, while emphasizing that the boats are a humanitarian crisis.  However, experts have cautioned that it is difficult to verify the threat without evidence. Israel is set to deport Eritrean and Sudanese

Funny African Proverbs That Will Put a Smile on Your Face

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Discover some hilarious African proverbs that are sure to make you chuckle. Using humor to convey wisdom and life lessons can be a powerful tool. Amusing proverbs often contain important underlying truths and moral lessons, presented in a memorable and entertaining way. They present a fun and engaging method of teaching values, cultural norms, and practical advice. Life can be challenging and stressful, but humor has a way of lightening the mood and providing relief. Funny proverbs provide a moment of levity and laughter, offering a break from the seriousness of everyday life. They serve as a reminder not to take everything too seriously and to find joy even in difficult circumstances. Funny African Proverbs That Will Put a Smile on Your Face Manure does not turn into chocolate. - South Africa Dress up a stick, and you get a doll. -eSwatini The one who suffers from diarrhea is the one that fights with the door at night. -Zambia You should never spit in your own well; you might come

Black Eyed Pea Leaves Sweet Smoothie

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Black eyed pea leaf sweet smoothie recipe mixes eyed pea leaves with bananas, mangoes, ginger, and honey to create a healthy, delicious green smoothie. Black-eyed Pea leaves sweet smoothie ingredients and directions. Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 2 minutes Total time: 12 min Ingredients 2 handfuls of black-eyed pea leaves 1 overripe banana 1 cup mango juice 1 tablespoon honey 1 small piece fresh ginger Handful of ice cubes Directions Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. You can add 2 tablespoons of low-fat yogurt to the recipe if desired. Did you know black eyed pea leaves are safe to eat and taste mild, like spinach? Morogo is a Botswana and South African word that refers to many kinds of green, leafy vegetables, particularly from the green leaves of plants such as green amaranth, cowpeas, or black-eyed peas. South Africa and Botswana are African countries where many people still use traditional vegetables daily for food, such as black-eyed pea leaves.

Peace in Darfur Through Athletics

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Sports promote peace in Darfur acting as a universal language bringing people together. Athletics is a great tool to promote ideals of peace, fraternity, solidarity, non-violence, tolerance and justice. Athletics have long been recognized as an instrument for promoting peace tackling problems in post conflict situations ease as sports has the ability to bring people together. The United Nations Mission in Darfur hosted an outreach event in the El Sereif locality of North Darfur in western Sudan designed to serve as a bridge to foster interaction and prevent tribal division. Thousands of El Sereif residents, many of whom were displaced from clashes that took place in early 2013 in and around Jebel Amir, turned out for the festivities, which included speeches, cultural performances, soccer and football matches, volleyball tournaments and horse races. “Athletics helps us in spreading messages of peace, driving social change and meeting the Millennium Development Goals,” said United

Challenging and Embracing Bushmeat

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Majority of the bushmeat harvested in the Congo Basin consists of the porcupine, pouched rat, and small antelopes. Monkeys are hunted in large numbers in some areas, but they represent a small percentage of bushmeat. Bushmeat Hunter, Bushmeat Trade, Bushmeat Conservation. Eating Bushmeat in Africa. Congo Basin porcupine In rural areas of the Congo basin around 70 percent of the inhabitants depend on bushmeat for their protein intake since there is no livestock in the 3.7 million square kilometers or 1.4 million square miles of Congo basin. Also referred to as earth's 2nd lungs, due to its size, much is still unknown about the Congo basin.  The Congo basin is the 2nd largest rainforest in the world covering seven African countries, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and small areas of Nigeria and Angola with about half lying within the Democratic Republic of Congo. Bushmeat is very important to the live

Mama Africa Wisdom and Love African Proverbs

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African proverbs of wisdom and love of mothers, may the blessings of motherly love flow like a river through your heart forever more. Every mother leaves her footprints   African-Proverb A mother is like a kernel, crushed by problems but strong enough to overcome them  African-Proverb The strength of a mother is in the ears and on the lips. Mali-Proverb Who built the drum knows best what is inside  Burundi-Proverb Alone a child runs fast, with a mother slow, but together they go far  African-Proverb If you educate the mother, you have educated the child  Burundi-Proverb The eagle does not hunt flies   African-Proverb A fine cage will not feed the bird   African-Proverb What is learned in the cradle lasts until the grave  African-Proverb We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.

Hoender Tamatie Bredie Chicken Tomato Stew

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Easy recipe for South African Hoender Tamatie Bredie Chicken Tomato Stew Cooking African food together as a family Hoender Tamatie Bredie is a simple South African Chicken Tomato Stew recipe made with onions, tomatoes, apricot jam, and many spices. Prep time: 30 min Cook time: 1-hour Total time: 1 hour 30 min. Ingredients. 4 skinless chicken thighs. 2 tablespoons chicken fat. 1 white onion, sliced thin. 1 chili pepper, finely chopped. 6 large tomatoes chopped. 2 large white potatoes diced. 1 tablespoon minced garlic. 2 tablespoons apricot jam. 1 teaspoon ground curry. ½ teaspoon nutmeg. ½ teaspoon cinnamon. 2 dried bay leaves. Salt and pepper to taste. 8 cups of water. Directions. In a large pot, lightly brown the meat in the fat, remove and set aside. Using the same pot sauté onions with the jam and garlic. Add all ingredients to the pot cover and simmer for one hour. Serve with jasmine rice. South African Chicken Tomato Stew

North African Tahini Honey Butter Recipe

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North African Tahini Honey Butter Recipe Hey, do you know what tahini is? It's not some exotic spice or a fancy sauce. It's just sesame seeds ground into a paste. That's it. Nothing more, nothing less. Well, maybe a little salt and oil, but you get the idea. Tahini is super versatile and delicious, and you can use it in many dishes, from hummus to salad dressing. In this blog post, I'll show you how to make your own tahini at home with just a few ingredients and a blender. Trust me, it's easy and fun! North African Tahini Honey Butter Recipe   African Recipes by African Gourmet  Tahini is sesame seeds ground into a paste. Use the sweet North African tahini honey butter recipe as a spread on crackers and bread, or with fruits or vegetables as a sweet delicious dip.  If you're looking for a way to spice up your snacks, look no further than this amazing tahini honey butter recipe. It's a creamy, sweet, and nutty spread that will make your taste buds

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