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Chic African Culture Africa Factbook

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.

Ostrich Frikkadels Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

Ostrich Frikkadels spaghetti and meatballs recipe Chic African Culture Frikkadel is the Afrikaans word for a meatball and ostrich is very popular meat eaten in Southern Africa. Ostrich meat is very lean with very low-fat content and is healthier red meat. Frikkadel ostrich meatballs is a very versatile recipe used for spaghetti and meatballs, stews, sandwiches and in any of dish as a substitute for beef. Ostrich Frikkadels Spaghetti and Meatballs Ingredients: 1 pound ground ostrich meat 1 onion finely chopped 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon minced fresh mint 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flake 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ginger 1/2 cup fine breadcrumbs Directions: In a large bowl mix all ingredients well and form into equal size balls. In a large frying pan set to medium heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil cook covered 5 minutes and uncovered 10 minutes until cooked through. Serve as an appetizer, a meatball sandwich with homemade barbeque sauce or as spaghetti and meatballs.

Fire bread recipes in Africa are endless

South Africa’s favorite fire bread recipe is Pot Bread or Potbrood bread recipe. Fire bread recipes in Africa are endless. Pot Bread rustic outdoor cooking on an open fire is delicious African food made in a cast iron pot traditionally cooked over barbecue coals or braai in South Africa. Classic fire pot bread recipe can be made at home add cheese, rosemary, onions, beer, raisins, apricots, chocolate, Billabong or any of your favorite ingredients. Fire Bread Recipe Garlic Butter Pot Bread Fire Bread Recipe Garlic Butter Pot Bread Fire bread recipes in Africa are traditional bread recipes made for down-home food recipes. Pot Bread or Potbrood fire bread recipe is quickly prepared and cooked over an open fire. Ingredients 2 cups self-rising flour      2 medium eggs 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1 teaspoon white sugar 1/3 cup unsalted softened butter 1 teaspoon garlic powder Directions   In a large bowl, mix butter and sugar, then mix

Anopheles mosquitoes the deadliest insect in Africa

Anopheles mosquitoes the deadliest insect in Africa There are about 430 Anopheles species of mosquitoes of which 30-40 transmit life-threatening malaria. Anopheles mosquitoes are the deadliest insects in sub-Saharan Africa where it causes nearly a million deaths a year. Malaria parasite by the National Institutes of Health Malaria is caused by a one-celled parasite called Plasmodium and female Anopheles mosquitoes can only transmit malaria. The adult females can live up to 7-28 days in nature. Once a mosquito ingests the Plasmodium parasite it undergoes development and an incubation period from 10 to 21 days. The mosquito must have been infected through a previous blood meal from an infected person.   Anopheles mosquitoes the deadliest insect in Africa Female mosquitoes take blood in order to carry out egg production. When a mosquito bites an infected person, a small amount of blood is taken in which may contain malaria parasites. About one week later, when the mosquito

Your mental strength will be tested

Dua la kuku halimpati mwewe is Swahili proverb for ”A chicken's prayer doesn't affect a hawk” As Martin Luther King, Jr. said  “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” The African proverb teaches thst standing strong in the face of controversy, remembering adversity is another way to measure the greatness of a person. At one time or another, your mental strength will be tested African Proverb If we believe in ourselves then we realize that wavering on our principles and standards would be harmful to our mental and physical selves.  In addition, if we love ourselves, we certainly want what is best for ourselves. this is not being self-centered this is realizing you matter. people want to make you change your stand on your principles and values are taking you into a dangerous place trying to change the very definition of what is normal thereby changing the definition

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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