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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

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Top Five Golf Courses in Kenya

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Top Five Golf Courses in Kenya Best Golf Resorts in Africa but first a short quiz. The French word Cadet means youngest child and is where the word Caddy comes from? True or False True False First 18-Hole golf course was on a apple farm.? True or False True False The chances of making two holes-in-one in a round of golf are one in 67 million? True or False True False Kenya’s first golf course, Nairobi golf club, now the Royal Nairobi golf club, opened in 1906? True or False True False Golf in Kenya is a popular sport? True or False True False Australian golfer Peter Thomson inaugurated the Kenya Open Golf Championship in 1967? True or False True False Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club has a 10 hole course? True or False True False Kenya has 42 golf courses from the coast of the Indian Ocean to the Great Rift Valley and central highlands. Kenya’s first golf course, Nairobi golf club, now

West African Eba Onion Fritters Recipe

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West African Eba Onion Fritters Recipe Onion Fritters Culture and food of Africa would not be complete without including the West African food recipe Eba Onion Fritters recipe. West African Eba Onion Fritters Recipe African recipes by African Gourmet West African Eba Onion Fritters are a delicious golden brown recipe made with ground cassava flour, onions and spices fried into delicious snacks. Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 10 Total time: 20 min Ingredients 2 cups cassava flour 1/2 onion finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1 tablespoon white sugar 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 - 1/3 cups water 1-2 cups oil for frying Directions In a large frying pan heat vegetable oil. Add all ingredients, mix well and form small fritters, fry in hot oil until golden brown about 3 minutes on each side. Sprinkle with extra salt or curry powder before serving.

Waiting for Justice in Uganda's Luzira Maximum Security Prison

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Luzira Men's and Women's Maximum Security Prison is the second largest prison in Uganda , there is nothing routine about a court appearance or a sentencing hearing at Luzira. Yellow is the color of sunshine, it is associated with joy and happiness. In Uganda's Luzira Maximum Security Prison yellow is anything but the color of joy, yellow is associated with a prison sentence or awaiting charges, sometimes waiting for years for justice. Luzira is a district of Kampala, Uganda’s capital city. Luzira is best known for Luzira Maximum Security Prison, Kampala Uganda's largest Prison. According to the Institute for War and Peace reporting under the Ugandan constitution, anyone accused of murder has the right to have their case heard by the High Court within a year of being arrested.   According to the ministry of justice, the number of imprisonment cases that are yet to be heard stands at more than 40,000, some 32,000 on legal custody in prison and the rest on bail. T

Chimurenga News Media Struggle for Freedom Who No Know Go Know

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Chimurenga’s motto Who No Know Go Know is a song by the legendary Nigerian Fela Kuti. Struggle for Freedom or Chimurenga in Zimbabwe Shona language. Groundbreaking artist Ntone Edjabe is a talented Cameroonian writer, journalist, DJ and founding editor of the award winning South African based Chimurenga magazine described as better than the New Yorker. All About South African Based Chimurenga News Media South African based Chimurenga news media's motto -Who no know go know- was made famous by Nigerian Afrobeat activist Fela Kuti. Struggle for Freedom or Chimurenga in Zimbabwe Shona language  is a Pan-African publication of culture, art and politics based in Cape Town. The magazine was described in 2012 by a British writer as "better than The New Yorker."  Founded by Cameroonian Editor Ntone Edjabe in 2002, it provides an innovative platform for free ideas and political reflection by Africans about Africa.   The magazine is based in Cape Town, South Africa and in 20

Where is Shashamane Ethiopia the African Rastafarian Promised Land

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Shashamane Ethiopia, the African Rastafarian Promised Land Stateless Nation of Shashamane Ethiopia and Jamharic youth battle nationality and possession of gifted land as Rastafarians settle in Shashamane. Rastafarians settle in Shashamane from around the world When Haile Selassie I, born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael , was declared emperor of Ethiopia in 1930, the followers of Marcus Garvey believed his prophecy of a black King being crowned had been fulfilled.  They declared His Imperial Majesty to be the Messiah. Shashamane is 152 miles south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital city. With around 800 people living in and around its city most are not Jamaicans, Rastafarians settle in Shashamane from around the world. The settlement in Shashamane in the southern portion of Ethiopia traces its roots to the 1948 Shashamane Land Grant by Emperor Haile Selassie I to members of the Ethiopian World Federation in gratitude for their defense of Ethiopia during the Second Italo-Ethiopian War i

Black Mamba Snake Venom is the Kiss of Death and Breath of Life

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Black Mamba Snake Venom The black mamba’s venom has painkilling proteins as potent as morphine and deadly neuro and cardiotoxins.  Chic African Culture Properties that make the black mamba snake venom deadly are also what make it so valuable for medicine. Black Mamba Snake Venom is the Kiss of Death and Breath of Life. Black Mamba Snake By Chic African Culture The black mamba is sub-Saharan Africa deadliest snake growing up to 13 feet in length, traveling at speeds of up to 12 mph and two drops of venom can kill a person, a mamba can have up to 20 drops in its fangs. Black mambas come in many colors, from beige to brown, gray body with a light colored belly. Their name is derived from the color of their mouths rather than their skin. The snakes open their mouths when threatened and inside their mouth is a pitch black color. Highly venomous and feared throughout the world, black mambas are famed for being the fastest and most dangerous

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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