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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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Everyone will Undergo the Sentence of the Grave

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Everyone will undergo the sentence of the grave. Death and burial collection of wise Igbo African proverbs teach practical lessons on death and dying since everyone will  undergo the sentence of the grave. Where there is a dead body, both criers and laughers are found ~Igbo Proverb Death African Igbo Proverbs Everyone will Undergo the Sentence of the Grave The debt that a strong man owes to the earth is death Things that are sweet are killers One who constantly disagrees will agree on the death mat Death does not recognize the chief The corpse does not know that it is being mourned Where there is a dead body, both criers and laughers are found A poor person thinks about money more than death He who will go tomorrow finds tomorrow has already gone Together we build awareness that boost harmony, education, and success, below are more links to articles you will find thought provoking. African Country Names Y

Three West African Symbols to Avoid

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Adinkra symbols Kintinkantan meaning arrogance, FoFoo meaning jealousy and Tamfo Bebre meaning envy are three West African symbols to avoid using. Three West African Symbols to Avoid Tamfo Bebre pronounced Tah-M-Foh Beh-Breh  Secret meaning is envy or the enemy shall suffer.  Envy is deeply rooted in human behavior as well as one of the seven original deadly sins.  Envy leads to feeling resentful of people who have what you want. If you do not confront and sort through the true reason for your envy, you cannot focus on your blessings. You will continue to hate someone for his or her good fortune. If you are not careful, the enemy suffering could be you. Fofoo pronunced Foh-Fuh  Secret meaning is jealousy. Mental uneasiness from suspicion or fear is defined as jealousy. Longing to have what someone else has with misplaced hatred only leads to a life of self-inflicted suffering. Kintinkantan pronounced Ken-tin-ka-tan  Secret meaning is arrogance. The wicked type of arrogance, the

Mkpuru Ugu Nigerian Toasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

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Mkpuru Ugu Nigerian Toasted Pumpkin Seeds Snack Ingredients and Directions for Mkpuru Ugu Nigerian Toasted Pumpkin Seed Snack. Mkpuru Ugu Nigerian toasted pumpkin seeds snack recipe is a easy to make African recipe to make.   Prep time: 5 min  Cook time: 10 min  Total time: 15 min  Ingredients  1 cup unshelled pumpkin seeds  1 tablespoon palm oil or vegetable oil  1 teaspoon salt  Directions  Boil pumpkin seeds for 8-10 minutes in salted water. Add oil to heated frying pan, drain seeds and lightly toast. Serve as a snack. Nigerian cooking utilizes the entire pumpkin plant in creating recipes. Pumpkin leaves, seeds, and the pumpkin itself make for delicious eating. 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

Healthy Kabichi Cabbage Salad Recipe

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Cabbage is one of the most popular vegetables in South Africa grown mostly in KwaZulu-Natal inland regions. The capital of KwaZulu-Natal is Pietermaritzburg and is known as the garden providence. The cabbage plant grown throughout the world was thought of as a gift from God. Healthy kabichi cabbage salad recipe is super easy to make using only three ingredients. Healthy Kabichi Cabbage Salad Recipe Healthy African Kabichi Cabbage Salad Recipe Ingredients 1 cup shredded cabbage 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1 medium tomato diced Salt and pepper to taste Directions Add all ingredients into a large bowl, mix well refrigerate 2 hours and serve as a side dish for grilled meats or a healthy salad for lunch or dinner. Cabbage was used for therapeutic purposes to treat arthritis, stomach problems, ear nose and throat issues, and headaches. More economical easy lunch and dinner recipes to make right now so you never have to eat or prepare a boring meal again.

You become wise when you begin to run out of money

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African proverbs on being wise, humble and sensible African proverbs on being wise, humble and sensible. African Proverbs are one of the oldest wise sayings revered the world round. Proverbs teach us to worry less and love more, listen to good advice and take responsibility for our actions. African proverbs show us how to accept change and understand ourselves. You become wise when you begin to run out of money ~ Ghanaian Proverb African proverbs on being wise, humble and sensible Leading a race does not mean that you will win it. ~ Bemba Proverb Optimism leads to riches and pessimism leads to poverty. ~ Kenyan Proverb It is survival, not bravery that makes a man climb a thorny tree. ~ Ugandan Proverb   One cannot see oneself, a stone cannot push itself. ~ Boran Proverb If you are filled with pride, then you will have no room for wisdom ~ Nigerian Proverb A climbing plant with tendrils cannot grow on its own without the support of 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.

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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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