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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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Zambian Bean and Cabbage Fritter Recipe

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Zambian Bean and Cabbage Fritters Recipe Besides corn, cabbage and beans are major crops in the everyday lives of Zambians. Zambian bean and cabbage fritters are an easy simple dish to make as a snack or appetizer. Zambian Bean and Cabbage Fritter Recipe Ingredients  1 can soybeans washed and drained 2 cups cooked shredded cabbage 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 large egg 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 teaspoon salt Vegetable oil for frying Directions  Mix all ingredients well, roll into small size balls and fry until golden brown. Serve as a snack or appetizer.  Zambia did you know. Under Zambian law, defaming the head of state is a criminal offense that carries a jail sentence of up to three years. Ex-president of Zambia Mr. Levy Mwanawasa who passed away August 19, 2008, was called a "cabbage" in The Zambian newspaper the post by Fred M'membe in February 2002. The term cabbage is another word for the term slow-witted.

Ibwatu African Energy Drink Recipe

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Fermented beverages are a significant part of people’s diets in Africa. Ibwatu is a fermented drink made from grain and is a natural energy drink. Ibwatu African Energy Drink Fermented beverage Ibwatu is consumed in the southern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) region and Zambia. Popular similar drinks are Zimbabwe’s chikubu and togwa and South Africa's mahewu drink.  Locals distinguish Ibwatu plants through their leaves, stems, and root. The roots of the plant are a rich as a source of amylolytic enzymes. Rhynchosia heterophylla or Ibwatu roots is a perennial shrub native to Tanzania, Zaire, and Zambia. The plant also grows in the Sudano-Zambezian Region. The ingredients of traditional production Ibwatu are sugar, water, starch, and roots of the Ibwatu plant. Maize or corn is the most widely used source of starch however, other plants are used depending on the region such as sorghum, finger millet, cassav

Island of Mauritius coat of arms Dodo birds

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Island of Mauritius coat of arms Dodo birds Mauritius is a volcanic island in the Indian Ocean and  home to some of the world's rarest plants in the world and the Dodo bird.   Mauritius coat of arms The Republic of Mauritius is an island off the southeast coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. The Dodo is an extinct flightless bird that became isolated on the African island of Mauritius. The Dodo is frequently used as a mascot on Mauritius by clubs, teams, and businesses. Moreover, the Dodo makes an appearance on the Mauritius coat of arms.  The first recorded mention of the Dodo was by European sailors around 1598. Naturally, no photographs exist of the Dodo bird, its appearance is only known by written literature, and illustrations. Wild and domesticated animals hunted the bird and more importantly their eggs. It is widely accepted that the last Dodo was spotted between the years of 1658-1680. The Dodo bird A team from Oxford University and the Natura

Homemade Breadfruit French-Fries

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Use breadfruit as a potato substitute for French-fries, select a firm to the touch breadfruit. French-fried breadfruit has a taste similar to potatoes. The breadfruit flesh is firm and creamy white or pale yellow. Breadfruits are large, cantaloupe-sized fruit, usually yellow-green in color, with hard, starchy white flesh similar to a potato. Skin texture ranges from smooth to rough to spiny. Breadfruit is enjoyed and grows throughout Tropical Africa. Homemade Breadfruit French-Fries Serve fresh hot breadfruit fries with ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, cheese chili, the choices are endless. Tip: Treat breadfruit as you would a potato. Use breadfruit as a potato substitute for French-fries, select a firm to the touch breadfruit. Use breadfruit as a potato substitute for French-fries, select a firm to the touch breadfruit. Ingredients        Peeled breadfruit 1 whole    Vegetable oil: 2 cups for frying Salt: desired amount Directions In a large frying pan add oil u

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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