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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.

Ghana's Best Waterfall Wli Agumatsa Waterfalls of Ghana

In Africa Ghana's Most Impressive Waterfall is Wli Agumatsa Waterfalls. Walking through the forest with just birds and butterflies for company the beautiful Wli Agumatsa Waterfalls of Volta Region of Ghana is a site to behold. About Wli Agumatsa Waterfalls of Ghana. The Volta region of Ghana covers an area of about 20,000 square kilometers or 5 million acres representing nearly 9 percent of Ghana Its capital is Ho; it lies near Mount Adaklu Waterfalls frequently form in Africa where water rushes down steep hillsides and quickly erode soft rocks while leaving behind harder rocks Running water erodes rock, but some rocks are more resistant than others to erosion. Waterfalls occur when a change in steepening of a gradient of rocks occur down steep hillsides Until you see the Wli also known as Agumatsa Waterfall it's hard to imagine the size and beauty of Ghana’s most remarkable waterfall. The most popular waterfall of the Volta Region is the

Mama Lishes Urban African Street Food

Urban African Street Food Street foods are ready to eat foods and drinks prepared and sold by vendors in the streets, markets and small restaurants also called shanty eating places, mama lishes, roadside stands or hole in the walls. All About Mama Lishes and the Urban African Street Food Scene In Africa the best place to find delicious food is at a wall in the wall restaurant or from an African street food vendor. Making a living selling street food in Africa. There are many different kinds of street vendors, including those at kiosks and mobile stands, those who sell from carts, bicycles, trucks or from clothes set out on the street, and street hawkers who walk around with plates of food. With the rise of urban businesses and growing urban populations demand for ready to eat affordable food is increasing. In most African countries, street food preparation and selling provides a regular source of income for millions of men, women and children. Women play the majo

Sweet Potato Chapatis Flatbread Sandwich Recipe

Sweet Potato Chapatis Flatbread Sandwich Recipe  African Recipes by African Gourmet   Sweet potato chapatis flatbread sandwiches are a delicious and healthy Southern African recipe made with simple ingredients. Prep time: 5 min Cook time: 15 min Total time: 20 min Ingredients 8 plain chapatis 1 small can sweet potatoes drained 1 handful sweet potato leaves 2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon plain yogurt to top each chapatis 1 tablespoon butter Directions In a medium pot add butter, water and sweet potato leaves, simmer 2 minutes. Add sweet potatoes heat 3 minutes. Fold mixture well cool 5 minutes. Add equal amounts of mixture on warm chapatis, top with yogurt and serve as a breakfast, lunch or snack flatbread sandwich. 

Botswana Madombi Traditional Dumplings Recipe

Botswana Madombi Traditional Dumplings   African recipes by African Gourmet  Madombi are slightly sweet boiled dumplings served with Botswanan sauces, soups and stews.  Prep time: 20 min  Cook time: 30 min  Total time: 50 min Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon white sugar ¼ teaspoon baking soda Water for mixing Water for boiling 2 tablespoons of oil 1 teaspoon of salt Directions In a large pot on high heat fill the pot halfway with water and add two tablespoons of oil and one teaspoon of salt. For the dough Add all the dry ingredients and mix well. Slowly add water into the mixture until dough is formed. Dough should not be sticky. Make even size balls of dough and slightly flatten. One trick is to make an indentation in the middle of the flattened dough ball with your finger in order for the dumpling to cook faster. Carefully drop the dough into the boiling water cook 25-30 minutes serve with any Botswanan soup or stew meal. More economica

Women micro-gardening in Africa

Micro gardening is a time-honored home garden in Africa. The micro-garden is an example of gardening in small spaces such as patios, and rooftops. Family micro gardening hot peppers in Ghana, Africa What is micro-gardening in Africa No space, no problem. The micro-garden is an example of a circular economy, recycling and reusing waste while producing healthy and sustainable food. Micro-gardening is cultivated small spaces such as terraces, small yards, patios, and rooftops. Micro-gardening is quite innovative compared to traditional market gardens. Conventional gardens require more resources mainly land and water and are challenged by the effects of climate change. Micro-gardening consists of gardening on standing tables, plastic, and ceramic pots and wooden boxes are also tried-and-true containers for gardening on balconies and deck. With a high percentage of women involved in farming, increasing land ownership issues for wom

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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