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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.

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

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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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, beverages 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 broth ½ cup

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 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 evacuations; other histor

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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