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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.

Kikuyu Tribe Money and Wealth African Proverbs

Kikuyu Tribe Money and Wealth African Proverbs Kikuyu Tribe of Kenya African Proverbs on Money and Wealth. Kenya African Proverbs in Kikuyu language and the English language Gutiri mbura itari gitonga kiayo. There is no rain that does not bring wealth to someone. Utonga wa muici nduthuunaga, na ni uteeaga wake. Unlawful riches do not prosper; they ruin even the legitimate ones. Guthinga kurugite gutonga Virtue is better than riches. Muriio wa njoohi niuriukagwo, no wa indo nduriukagwo. The drunkenness of beer passes away, but that of wealth does not. Iroobagia ha muoni. Vultures haunt the yard of a wealthy man. Gukiaga na gutonga ititiganaga. Poverty and riches do not leave each other. Indo ni kurimithanio Wealth comes by cultivating together. Andu ni indo. People are wealth. Seek wealth, not money or status. Happiness fills your home with joy, good health, and fortune and that is real wealth. More African Proverbs

The Best of African Sports Stick Fighting Games

Intonga Stick Fighting. The ancient African art of intonga or stick fighting has been practiced in rural South Africa for centuries and is long considered the best African sport. Before the sports of futbol and football, there was the best of African sports the ancient African Xhosa game of intonga or stick fighting. Just as with any other African sport there are rules to follow. In Intonga stick fighting there is a penalty for Kumhlaba Wamadoda or hitting in the “Land of Men” otherwise known as hitting below the belt. The ancient African art of intonga or stick fighting has been practiced in rural South Africa for centuries. In the past when a Xhosa boy went to initiation school, one of the skills he would learn and practice daily was stick fighting. A young Xhosa man who carried himself well as a stick fighter won respect wherever he went.  One of the first skills five-year-old Nelson Mandela learned as a herd boy was that of stick fighting. In his autobiography Long Wa

Five Foods That Help With Outer Beauty

Five foods that help with outer beauty are seafood, avocadoes, legumes, whole grains, and pumpkin seeds also learn how to make every day honey serum. A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. - Nelson Mandela Five Foods That Help With Outer Beauty Seafood Seafood is a highly consumed food in Africa and there is early evidence to support adequate intake of 8-12 ounces per week with a cognitive boost and mood enhancement due to the essential omega-3 fatty acids. Try adding more salmon, mackerel, sardines, and shellfish to your plate, or algal oil if you are vegan or vegetarian. Avocado This nutrient-packed fruit is filled with vitamin B6 and magnesium, a combo that may help with serotonin production in your brain. Adding avocado slices to omelets, salads, and even smoothies will also help you get more fiber and healthy fats in your diet. Beans and Legumes Chickpeas, lentils, beans, and legumes also provide antioxidants, vitamin B6, and magnesium. They are

Seven African Countries Are On Both Sides Of The Equator

Info on the location of each African equator country lying on the equatorial bulge, there are seven African countries on both sides of the equator An equator is an imaginary line around the middle earth. Cities and towns located on the Earth’s equator have the fastest sunrises and sunsets and the transition from day to night takes only a few minutes. The equator divides Earth into the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere and there are seven African countries that are on both sides of the Equator. The equator is located in Kayabwe, Mpigi District in Uganda. Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Sao Tome and Principe, Uganda, Gabon, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Somalia are the seven African countries that are on both sides of the Equator. Read on to learn about the location of each African equator country lying on the equatorial bulge. Republic of the Congo About 70% of the population of the Congo lives in its capital of Brazzaville, city of Pointe-Noire, or al

Add African Culture to Your Wrists

Add African culture to your wrists and up your bracelet game with a few easy steps. Create beautiful DIY fabric-wrapped bangles while adding African culture to your accessory wardrobe. You can make African wrapped bangles for pennies, garage sales, are a great place to find bangles. DIY African Fabric-Wrapped Bangles Supplies A variety of African prints Fabric scissors Fabric glue An iron and ironing board Directions Cut a long strip of fabric that measures double the width of your bangle. Lay the fabric down on the ironing board, fold the edges in toward the center, and iron flat. Your strip should now have a front side that is clean and a back side with an ironed seam. Place the end of the strip inside the bangle, with the front side facing out, apply a drop of glue and tightly wrap the strip around the bangle, fully covering the glued end to keep the strip in place. Continue tightly wrapping the fabric strip around the bangle until you cover the entire bracelet. Apply a

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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