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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.

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Tanzanian Mchicha Healing African Green Tea

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Traditional African medicine is a holistic discipline using herbs. Tanzanian Mchicha amaranth healing African green tea may provide a unique traditional health benefit reducing blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Amaranth, also known as mchicha in Tanzania is used as herbal medicine to improve cardiovascular health naturally. Herbalism is one of the main methods used to treat various sicknesses in traditional African medicine. The continent of Africa has a wealth of indigenous herbs and plants such as amaranth used for herbal treatments. Tanzanian Mchicha Healing African Green Tea  Ingredients and Directions When making herbal green tea use a tea strainer. The tea strainer eliminates the need to strain off leaves later.  Add your desired amount of amaranth leaves to a tea strainer or teapot, around 5-6 leaves work well.  Cover with boiling water a let steep for 5 minutes or until you have created your perfect cup of tea based on your preference. Be sure to always rinse and wa

How to Tie an African Head Wrap

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How to Tie an African Head Wrap 5 Different African head wrapping styles to rock the gele African chic style! There are countless styles of African head wrapping, it may take a couple of tries but you will be an expert in no time.  In Africa, the head wrap worn by women for special occasions, weddings, ceremonies, burials, church services, and special celebrations, for everyday wear or as a crown. The African head wrap draws the eye up, rather than down. African women wear head wraps as a queen wears a crown.  The African head wrap represents far more than a piece of fabric on the head of a female. African head wraps are a common site throughout Southern and Western Africa.  In West Africa, Nigeria, head wraps are called gele, in Malawi Duku and in Zimbabwe dhuku. All you need is a large piece of oblong fabric or scarf and your two hands. Wrapping a headscarf is easy; just follow the steps in the video below.  African women wear head wraps as a queen

Summertime Grilled Lamb Sosaties Kebabs

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Summertime Grilled Lamb Sosaties Kebabs Summertime Grilled Lamb Sosaties Kebobs African Recipes by African Gourmet   Sosaties are a South African braai or BBQ dish of curried kebobs. The flavorful blend of herbs and spices make sosaties one of the great braai foods of South Africa. Prep time: 3 hours marinate Cook time: 20 min Total time: 3 hours 20 min Summertime Grilled Lamb Sosaties Kebobs Ingredients 4 large metal skewers 2 pounds lamb cubes 2 red bell peppers cut into large cubes 2 large onions cut into large cubes Marinade 1/2 cup olive oil 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons Indian curry powder 1 sprig rosemary leaves chopped 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons chutney (any flavor) 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Pinch of salt Directions Mix all marinade ingredients well and marinate the lamb for at least 3 hours. Thread lamb, peppers, and onion alternately on skewers basting with th

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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