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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.

African Culture is World Heritage

Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

Port of Djibouti 3,500 years 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 Port of Djibouti 3,500 years trading by the sea . 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 o

Those who want rain must also accept the mud African Proverb

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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. 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 important part of traditional and modern patrilineal African society. Preparation, being able to assess, to understand, to know, where you are at any given point is a very valuable tool.

Capoeira African-Brazilian Dancing Gymnastics Heritage

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Capoeira is an African Brazilian ritual dance displaying agility, power, strength and culture. Capoeira requires great physical strength and flexibility to dance and move on your hands and feet. Music is integral to capoeira.  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 requires superior hand–eye coordination, mental agility, and alertness, 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 slave trade. There was no written record of Capoeira in Angola, only in Brazil.  Capoeira requires great physical strength and flexibility to dance and move on your hands and feet. Capoeira is an African Brazilian ritual dance displaying agility, power, strength and culture.  Capoeira fighters in Africa have cultural heritage of Capoeira in Angola, Mo

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 equalizing 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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African poisonous lab-lab bean plant is considered a traditional food and hey are eaten like green beans or snow peas boiled, stewed, ground, fried. 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. Lab-lab bean plants are eaten like green beans or snow peas. Dried seeds are simmualry split like lentils and used in making Indian dhal. Lab-lab bean plants 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

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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