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African Culture is World Heritage

African Proverb

African Proverb
Distance diminishes the elephant

Africa School Children Statics

Africa School Children Statics Africa School Children Statics Education is a fundamental human right: Every girl and boy in every country is entitled to it. Quality education is critical to development both of societies and of individuals, and it helps pave the way to a successful and productive future. When all children have access to a quality education rooted in human rights and gender equality, it creates a ripple effect of opportunity that influences generations to come. Video of photos of every day African-school-children, in this photo gallery, view Africa as she is for her beauty, flaws, laughter and loves. Africa School Children Statics Burkina Faso literacy rates, age 15 and over can read and write, total population 36%, male 43% female 29.3% (2015 est.) Ethiopia literacy rates, age 15 and over can read and write, total population 49.1% male 57.2% female 41.1% (2015 est.) There are no statics on the Somalia literacy

Ablo African Steamed Bread Recipe

Ablo African Steamed Bread Recipe African Food, Bread Recipe Ablo is a traditional Benin and Togo steamed fermented bread recipe. Ablo African Steamed Bread Recipe Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture 9-30-2015 Ablo steamed bread African food recipe takes a few days to complete in order for the dough to ferment giving ablo a unique sourdough flavor. After fermentation, the ablo is wrapped in cornhusks and steamed. Ablo African Steamed Bread Recipe Ingredients Lukewarm water 3 cups white cornmeal ½   teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Directions In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal and salt with just enough warm water to form stiff dough. Cover the bowl with a clean cloth. Set in a warm place for two days to ferment. Using prepared fresh or dry  corn-husks brushed inside with oil,  place dough in the middle of husks making sure the husk is curling around the dough. Place a second husk ov

Killer African Asteroids

Killer African Asteroids Killer African Asteroids Asteroid 1193 Africa and other asteroids are studied by astronomers who want to understand how to protect the earth, the history and inner workings of the solar system.  Asteroid 1193 Africa is 11.4 miles or 18.4 km unknown class discovered by the U.K. Astronomer, Cyril Jackson who named many of his 72 discovered asteroids after cities, people and tribes of Africa . Studying earth’s geological past is important to understanding the development of the planets.  Asteroid   1193 Africa is the main belt asteroid.   What is the main belt asteroid?  Main belt asteroids are small rocky bodies largely in orbit between Jupiter and Mars that are too small to be called planets. It is estimated that there are around 100,000 to 1 million undiscovered asteroids on similar Earth crossing orbits. Asteroid 1931 HB later named 1193 Africa is a main belt asteroid  Asteroid 1931 HB later named 1193 Africa is the main belt astero

Peaceful Igbo African Proverb

Igbo African proverbs express the ageless wisdom of the Igbo African culture. Clever Igbo sayings in the language of proverbs are passed down for generations in Igbo culture. A soft word causes anger to turn back; a humble heart helps settle quarrels. Igbo Proverb.  All About Igbo People.  Igbo people live primarily in southeastern Nigeria who speaks the Igbo language. Except for the northeastern groups, the Igbo live in rainforest regions. The Igbo may be grouped into the following main cultural divisions: northern, southern, western, eastern or Cross River, and northeastern. Before European colonization, the Igbo were not united as a single people but lived in autonomous local communities. By the mid-20th century, however, a sense of ethnic identity was strongly developed, and the Igbo-dominated Eastern region of Nigeria tried to unilaterally secede from Nigeria in 1967 as the independent nation of Biafra. By the turn of the 21st century, the Igbo numbered some 20 million.

African proverbs about love of trees

African proverbs about love of trees Yesterday afternoon I went to the park, looked at every tree, and named a reason why I love each one inspired by African proverbs on the love of trees. African tree proverbs Proverbs For the Love of Trees African tree proverbs are simple, unique pearls of wisdom.  Wisdom is wealth; trees are more precious than money in the sense of shelter, pleasure, and gifts of life they give freely to the world.   --------------------------------------------- A person who is always looking at the top of trees will never discover the beauty of its roots. Trees that bear sweet fruit always have a stick under it. Though a tree grows so high, the falling leaves return to the root. Unexpected rainfall allows friends and enemies to seek shelter under the same tree. Around a flowering tree, there are many insects. Those who master the art of climbing trees with their teeth are in a better position to know the

African Palindrome Locations

Nigeria has the most places on the African continent with seven locations whose names are palindromes. Madagascar holds the record for the longest location with a palindromic name, Anahanahana, Madagascar. Palindromic African Location in Burkina Faso A palindrome is a name that can be spelled either from left to right or right to left identically. In other words, palindromes are words, which read the same backwards. Mom and Dad are two simple palindromes. Just in case you were wondering, palindrome is not a palindrome. Palindromic African Locations Angola Iai Burkina Faso Ibi Chad Madaradam Madagascar Anahanahana Mali Lellel Morocco Akka Niger Tassessat Nigeria Aba Abiriba Apapa Elleyelle Ibi Oyo Uburubu Senegal Matam Sierra Leone Dibid Somalia Daba Qabad Aluula Sudan Illibilli Zimbabwe Madoko Dam Nigeria has the most places on the African continent with

Beautiful African Orchids in Pictures

Southern Africa is home to diverse family of interesting beautiful flowers, the orchid whose blooms are colorful and sweet-scented attracting bees and butterflies. The orchid is a member of the Orchidaceae family; wild orchids are more and more harder to find leading to environmentalists endorsing laws to protect indigenous orchids. Southern African Orchids in Pictures                           PLUS Interesting facts about Southern African Orchids Southern African terrestrial orchids are orchids that grow on the ground in subtropical and tropical areas. Orchid roots are very popular and sold in markets fresh, dried, as snacks or ready-made Chikanda dish. The Nyika Plateau of eastern Zambia and northern Malawi is world renowned for its abundant orchid plants. African ground orchids are threatened with extinction by illegal trade. In the Southern African region around 479 species in 53 genera or subfamily of wild orchids are indi

What is Africa Eating

What is Africa Eating What is Africa Eating Smoked fish is what South Africa is eating for dinner! Eat what Africa is eating for dinner Smoked fish is what South Africa is eating for dinner.   Don’t worry, smoking fish at home may sound scary, but it's no more complicated than grilling. Almost any fish can be smoked, fatty fish, such as snoek and salmon are brined and smoked easily. Recipe Smoked Snoek Ingredients Two large pieces of snoek 4 cups warm water 2 cups brown sugar 2 cups salt Smoked Snoek Rub 2 tablespoons mustard seeds 1 tablespoon ground black pepper 1 tablespoon ground paprika 1 tablespoon ground allspice ½ teaspoon ground cloves Brining the snoek In a large shallow dish add water, brown sugar and salt; stir until salt and sugar dissolve. Add fish, place covered in the refrigerator for at least two hours. Snoek rub Add all ingredients together mixing well. Remove fish from the brine and coat with

Natural Nguvu Healing Oil

Nguvu means strength in Swahili. All-natural African Nguvu healing rub recipe has been used for centuries using the heat from pepper, mustard and ginger plants found throughout Southern Africa to improve blood flow and bring relief to tired sore muscles. All Natural Nguvu Healing Rub Recipe Nguvu means strength in the African language of Swahili. Practitioners of traditional healing agree that proper blood circulation is a key factor of health and wellness. There are a number of different ways to improve blood flow, including diet and lifestyle. Improving circulation naturally In addition to taking vitamins and supplements to boost your blood flow, you can improve your body’s circulation by leading a healthy lifestyle that incorporates the following: Exercise  This is among the top methods for getting your blood flowing. Because the heart is at the center of the body’s blood flow, it’s important to have a healthy heart if you aim for optimal circulation everywhere in

Female game rangers on the dangerous poaching front lines

Female game rangers on the dangerous poaching front lines Women game rangers to the rescue of animals. Illegally taking animals from the wild threatens many species with extinction, poaching in Africa is a major issue. Training of female game rangers Female game rangers on the front lines stopping poaching in Africa Poachers sometimes kill or capture animals to sell them locally or for the global trade in wildlife. Wildlife trading is a major black market that has increased as food, jewelry, decor, or traditional medicine. Poaching has devastating consequences for wildlife. In some instances, it is the primary reason why an animal faces a risk of extinction. The beautiful but deadly serious Black Mamba anti-poaching unit is a South African ranger group consisting mostly of women, brave women. Since it was first created in 2013, the 26 member unit has arrested six poachers, shut down five poacher camps, and reduced snaring by 76 percent in the Balule Private Game Rese

Behind a Family of Elephants

Behind a Family of Elephants African elephants are living natural history Elephants are intelligent creatures and continue to roam across much of Africa’s Samburu County Mount Kenya where the 1966 movie born free was filmed. Cinnamon, Celery, and cousins from  the Spices family of elephants in Kenya Samburu National Park Behind a Family of Elephants On September 15, 2015, Google released street view imagery of Kenya including the Samburu National Reserve, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.  Google street view in partnership with Save the Elephants and the support of the Samburu County governor Moses Lenolkulal allow internet users to take a virtual safari to promote wildlife conservation. The mission is to let internet users follow the stories of the elephant families in the park. The route follows one of the roads through the 65 sq mile or 165 sq km central Kenyan reserve. "We hope that by bringing Street View to Sa

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