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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.

Senegal Seafood Okra Soup

African seafood and okra soup from the African country of Senegal is a traditional African food recipe. Families live on seafood in Senegal Africa.   Make African recipes with The African Gourmet.    Senegalese fish from pirogues or canoes made from hollowed tree trunks or from the shore with nets and poles. Soupou Kandia literally means okra sauce in the Woolf language of Senegal so lets stew some Soupou Kandia African Seafood Okra Soup for dinner. Prep time: 10 min  Cook time: 45 min  Total time: 55 min Senegal Seafood Okra Soup Recipe Ingredients 2 large filet of any flaky white fish 1 pound peeled shrimp 1 cup crab meat 3 pieces of any smoked fish 8 finely chopped green onions 2 large chopped red tomatoes 1 large chopped yellow tomato 3 cups chopped okra 2 cups tomato juice 1 hot pepper, chopped 2 whole cloves Salt and black pepper to taste 8 cups of water Directions Add all ingredients except shrimp to a large pot mixing ingredients well. Simmer 30 minutes,

Killer Daisy Growers in Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda

Pyrethrum killer daisy Growers in Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda The Pyrethrum daisy flower natural insecticide flower thrives at high altitudes, in volcanic soil and grows in some of the most interesting places in East Africa's Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania. Rwanda is the most densely populated country in sub-Saharan Africa with around 10 million people living on about 10,000 sq. miles or 26,000 sq. km, which is about the size of the US state of Maryland.  According to the most recent statistics, around 57 percent of the Rwandan population lives below a poverty line of about $1.30 per day and nearly 37 percent fall below an extreme poverty threshold of about $0.90 per day.  In the 1970's, Rwanda began building its pyrethrum industry, regrettably conflicts and genocides caused the Rwandan infrastructure to fall. However, flower power is helping the small East African nation increase is trading power and income, the pyrethrum flower is in great demand by many international compani

Zambian Coconut Milk Rice Porridge

Zambian Coconut Milk Rice Porridge Recipe   African Recipes by African Gourmet   Delightful and easy homemade coconut milk rice porridge African recipe deliciously reuses your leftover rice for breakfast.  Prep time: 5 min Cook time: 10 Total time: 15 min Ingredients 1 cup cooked rice ¼ cup unsalted roasted peanuts, chopped 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional) 1 cup coconut milk Directions In a medium saucepan over medium heat add milk, honey and peanut butter mixing well. Stir in rice and peanuts, top with your favorite fruit and serve warm.  Zambia Africa roadside vendors  More economical easy lunch and dinner recipes to make right now so you never have to eat or prepare a boring meal again. Curried Tanzanian Coconut Okra Recipe Yedoro Stir Fried Ethiopian Chicken Dinner Senegalese Chicken Vermicelli

Lesotho the Kingdom in the Sky land and country

Highest point in the African country Lesotho and the highest mountain in southern Africa is the Thabana Ntlenyana, pronounced - Ta-bon-ya N-tea-nem-yan-na - mountain standing 3,482 meters or 2.1 miles tall. Thabana Ntlenyana mountain is around 53,222 tootsie rolls that measure 2.5 inches long. That is a sweet hike up Lesotho's Thabana Ntlenyana which has a nickname of beautiful little mountain. Kingdom of Lesotho name translates as the Land of the Sesotho speakers. Maseru, the capital of Lesotho etymology in the Sesotho language the name means place of red sandstones. Lesotho has a relatively higher population density in the western half of the nation, with the capital of Maseru, and the smaller cities of Mafeteng, Teyateyaneng, and Leribe attracting the most people. The Maloti Mountains are a mountain range of the highlands of the Kingdom of Lesotho. The Maloti Range is part of the Drakensberg system that includes ranges across large areas of South Africa. Lesotho is the on

Why Hyenas Have Hind Legs Shorter Than Their Front African Folktale

Hyenas have hind legs shorter than their front legs, this popular Zulu African Folktale explains what happened to Hyenas legs. Wolf and Hyena were together when a white cloud floated by high in the sky. Wolf jumped up, landed upon it, and ate of the cloud as if it were fresh meat. When wolf had his fill of the white cloud, he said to Hyena, "My cousin, I am ready to come down, if you catch me I will bring you a piece of the cloud for you to taste!"  So Hyena caught him, and broke his fall. The cloud wolf gave her was so delicious she wanted more; she jumped up on top of a white cloud and ate until she was full.  She told wolf, “Catch me and I’ll bring a piece of cloud for us to eat later as a snack my wolf cousin, now catch me as well." The scoundrel wolf said to hyena, "My cousin trust me, I will catch you, jump down now!" Wolf held up his hands, and hyena jumped down from the cloud, and when she was near, Wolf started jumping around yelling, "My cousin

West African Pepper Wing Sauce Recipe

Friendly Fire West African Pepper Wing Sauce African Recipes by African Gourmet   West African pepper fruits and leaves are used as seasonings in West African pepper wing sauce for their strong blistering peppery taste. West African hot peppers are also a delicacy chewed fresh from the plant to extract the delicious spicy flavor.   Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 20 min Total time: 40 min West African Pepper Wing Sauce Recipe Ingredients   1 minced piri piri pepper or any type of hot pepper 3 dried crushed pepper leaves    3/4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flake ¼ teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon ground paprika 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon ground cayenne 1 teaspoon ground habanero chili powder   Directions Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat and simmer 20 minutes. P

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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