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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.

Botswana Palm Tree Art

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Palm Tree Art. The Hyphaene Petersiana tree is locally known in the African country of Botswana as the Mokolwane Palm. The Mokolwane Palm is a tree that produces the leaves used in the internationally popular Botswana traditional basket weaving art. Botswana Palm Tree Art Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Mokolwane Palm Tree grows from Central Africa to Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa in dry sandy areas, often away from rivers. There are a series of small villages alongside the West Side of the Okavango Delta Botswana that create the woven art. The around 68,000 sq km or 17 million acre Okavango Delta marshlands and plains are home to some of the world’s most endangered species of large animals, such as lions and cheetahs, white and black rhinoceros, and the endangered African wild dog. Women were walking greater distances every year, frequently a full day's journey, to find young Mokolwane Palms to harvest in order to create their woven

Drinking Cow, Goat, Sheep and Camel Milk

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In Africa drinking cow, goat, sheep, and camel milk are usually consumed raw or unpasteurized. Milk and fermented products are important nutrient-dense foods having vital sources of proteins in the diets of African people. The practice of milk fermentation in every African region shows similar types of naturally fermented milk products that are regularly prepared by different ethnic groups of people. Drinking Cow, Goat, Sheep and Camel Fermented Milk in Africa Cows and camels, goats and sheep contribute to a rich and diverse dairy industry to create traditional fermented dairy products, such as yogurt and drinkable sour milk. Milking a goat Depending on the breed, a cow’s (cattle) milk fat makeups about 3 to 4 percent of the solid content, and protein about 3-4 percent. Goat milk has about 3-4 percent protein, is easier to digest and has more fat and calcium than cow’s milk. Sheep’s milk has 5-7 percent milkfat and 4-6 percent protein and is higher in calcium than goat and co

Love is beautiful in every language African Proverbs

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Love is beautiful in every language African Proverbs Collection of African proverbs about love, Love is beautiful in every language. Love is beautiful in every language African Proverbs Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Wisdom of love African proverbs gathered by the ancestors. Ancient African Proverbs About Love One who loves should not hate - African Proverb   Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river - Malagasy Proverb   When troubles befall a person, then he finds out those who love them - African Proverb   Children are the reward of life. - African Proverb   If you are ugly you must either learn to dance or make love. - African Proverb   The gazelle gives birth to its kind. - The Democratic Republic of Congo African Proverb   You don’t pursue two partridge at the same time. - The Democratic Republic of Congo African Proverb   Water enters your bottle when it loves you. - Liberian African

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.

African cultures express, encourage, and communicate energy

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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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