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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.

Funny African Proverbs That Will Put a Smile on Your Face

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Funny African Proverbs African proverbs are wise and level headed sayings and some are very funny putting a smile on your face. Funny African Proverbs That Will Put a Smile on Your Face Chic African Culture Considered the cradle of humanity and the origin of humankind, Africa has 54 countries and 9 territories and funny African Proverbs that will bring a smile to your face. Funny memorable African Proverbs Country Proverb South Africa Manure does not turn into chocolate. eSwatini Dress up a stick and you get a doll. Zambia The one who suffers from diarrhea is the one that fights with the door at night. Nigerian You should never spit in your own well, you might come back for a drink. West Africa The mosquito that perches on the scrotum must be chased away with caution. South Africa Man cannot live by bread alone, which is correct, but man can also not live without br

Black Eyed Pea Leaves Sweet Smoothie

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Black eyed peas and leaves grow throughout sub-Saharan Africa, in Botswana and South Africa it's known as Morogo. Morogo is a Botswana and South African word that refers to many kinds of green, leafy vegetable particularly from the green leaves of plants such as green amaranth , cowpeas or black eyed peas. South Africa and Botswana are African countries where many people still use traditional vegetables in their daily lives for food such as black eyed pea leaves. Black eyed pea leaves sweet smoothie ingredients and directions. Black eyed pea leaf sweet smoothie recipe mixes eyed pea leaves with bananas, mangoes, ginger and honey to create a healthy delicious green smoothie. Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 2 minutes Total time: 12 min Ingredients 2 handfuls of wild African spinach or black eyed pea leaves 1 overripe banana 1 cup mango juice 1 tablespoon honey 1 small piece fresh ginger 10 ice cubes Directions Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. You can add

Peace in Darfur Through Athletics

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Sports promote peace in Darfur acting as a universal language bringing people together. Athletics is a great tool to promote ideals of peace, fraternity, solidarity, non-violence, tolerance and justice. Athletics have long been recognized as an instrument for promoting peace tackling problems in post conflict situations ease as sports has the ability to bring people together. The United Nations Mission in Darfur hosted an outreach event in the El Sereif locality of North Darfur in western Sudan designed to serve as a bridge to foster interaction and prevent tribal division. Thousands of El Sereif residents, many of whom were displaced from clashes that took place in early 2013 in and around Jebel Amir, turned out for the festivities, which included speeches, cultural performances, soccer and football matches, volleyball tournaments and horse races. “Athletics helps us in spreading messages of peace, driving social change and meeting the Millennium Development Goals,” said United

Challenging and Embracing Bushmeat

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Majority of the bushmeat harvested in the Congo Basin consists of the porcupine, pouched rat, and small antelopes. Monkeys are hunted in large numbers in some areas, but they represent a small percentage of bushmeat. Bushmeat Hunter, Bushmeat Trade, Bushmeat Conservation. Eating Bushmeat in Africa. Congo Basin porcupine In rural areas of the Congo basin around 70 percent of the inhabitants depend on bushmeat for their protein intake since there is no livestock in the 3.7 million square kilometers or 1.4 million square miles of Congo basin. Also referred to as earth's 2nd lungs, due to its size, much is still unknown about the Congo basin.  The Congo basin is the 2nd largest rainforest in the world covering seven African countries, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and small areas of Nigeria and Angola with about half lying within the Democratic Republic of Congo. Bushmeat is very important to the live

Mama Africa Wisdom and Love African Proverbs

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African proverbs of wisdom and love of mothers, may the blessings of motherly love flow like a river through your heart forever more. Every mother leaves her footprints   African-Proverb A mother is like a kernel, crushed by problems but strong enough to overcome them  African-Proverb The strength of a mother is in the ears and on the lips. Mali-Proverb Who built the drum knows best what is inside  Burundi-Proverb Alone a child runs fast, with a mother slow, but together they go far  African-Proverb If you educate the mother, you have educated the child  Burundi-Proverb The eagle does not hunt flies   African-Proverb A fine cage will not feed the bird   African-Proverb What is learned in the cradle lasts until the grave  African-Proverb We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.

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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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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