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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. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

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Burundi Elections History of Fragile Peace

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Many Hutu and Tutsi Burundians are refugees in neighboring countries due to Burundi's Presidential elections protests and demonstrations, coups and fear of another civil war. Burundi Elections History of Fragile Peace Burundi is located in Central Africa east of Democratic Republic of the Congo and Lake Tanganyika, south of Rwanda, and west and south of Tanzania. In 1959 Tutsi refugees from Rwanda migrate into Ruanda-Urundi however in 1962 Urundi is separated from Ruanda-Urundi and becomes independent kingdom of Burundi.   From 1963 to 1994 Tutsis to fled to Burundi due to some of the worst atrocities and lingering resentments leading to massacres of Tutsis throughout Rwanda. By the end of the 1980's some 480,000 Rwandans had become refugees, primarily in Burundi, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania.   On April 6, 1994, the deaths of the Presidents of Burundi and Rwanda in a plane crash caused by a rocket attack, ignited 100 days of extreme and systematic

Chadian Steamed Honey Cassava Buns

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Chadian Steamed Honey Cassava Buns African Recipes by African Gourmet   Chadian steamed honey cassava bun recipe has as many variations as to the fillings and the preparations. Our recipe offers a tasty filling of sweet honey to compliment the delicate soft steamed buns. Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 25 min Total time: 35 min Ingredients 2 cups cassava flour ½ cup water ¼ cup honey ½ teaspoon salt Honey for drizzling Directions Mix together cassava flour, water and salt. Knead until dough is formed then divide into 10 equal balls. Using your thumb make a deep indication in the center of each ball, fill with honey and smooth the dough back over the filling. Place squares of parchment paper under each ball so the dough does not stick to the steamer, steam in a bamboo steamer for 25 minutes. Drizzle with honey and serve warm as a snack, appetizer or with meals. [Read: Largest Ethnic Groups Of Chad Africa .] Chad Food Recipes

Prosecuting Criminals for the 1994 Rwandan Genocide

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Rwandan genocide International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda was established by the United Nations Security Council to prosecute those responsible for the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Prosecuting Criminals for the 1994 Rwandan Genocide Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Since its inception, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda or ICTR indicted 93 individuals for genocide and other serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in Rwanda 1994. In 1959 Tutsi refugees from Rwanda migrate into Ruanda-Urundi however in 1962 Urundi is separated from Ruanda-Urundi and becomes the independent kingdom of Burundi. From 1963 to 1994 Tutsis to flee to Burundi due to some of the worst atrocities and lingering resentments leading to massacres of Tutsis throughout Rwanda.  Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager in Kigali Rwanda housed Tutsi refugees during their fight against the Hutu militia during a 100-day period between April and June 1994 in Rwanda.

African Folktale | How the moon and the stars came to be

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Origin of the moon and stars short African folktale How the moon and the stars came to be truish African Folklore. One day in the times when the sky was close to the ground a young woman went out to pound rice.  Before she began her work, she took off her beads from around her neck and a comb from her hair, and hung them on the sky. Then she began working, and each time that she raised her pestle into the air, it struck the sky.  For some time she pounded the rice, and then she raised the pestle so high that it struck the sky very hard. Immediately the sky began to rise and it went up so far that she lost her comb and beads.  Never did they come down, for the comb became the moon and the beads are the stars that are scattered about the sky. Indigenous Healing Gardening Ideas Ever wonder what  indigenous healing  garden plants   or do p enguins live in Africa ?

African Immigrants are a Lucrative Business

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African illegal immigrants are a lucrative business bringing billions of dollars to governments, business, human smugglers and individuals. African Immigrants are a Lucrative Business April 2015, Rwandan President Paul Kagame confirmed a multimillion dollar deal with Israel to host its Eritrean and Sudanese African More than 1,800 people are feared to have died crossing the Mediterranean in 2015 so far - a 20-fold increase on the same period in 2014.  Italy received more than 170,000 of the 2014 arrivals, large numbers of which were from Syria and Eritrea. Egypt's ambassador to the United Kingdom warned of boats full of terrorists if the international community does not act against human smugglers , while the Italian government has expressed fears of militants infiltrating the boats, while emphasizing that the boats are a humanitarian crisis.  However, experts have cautioned that it is difficult to verify the threat without evidence. Israel is set to deport Eritrean and Sudanese

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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