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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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Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

One-Pot Spicy Kivu Fish Stew

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One-pot spicy Kivu fish stew unique flavor is due to the spices, vegetables and traditional maize meal. Eat one-pot spicy Kivu fish stew with fufu, injera bread or any type of bread. In coastal and lake communities across Africa, fishing is a way of life and vital to providing incomes and nutrition.  Africa’s waters are rich in fish of all varieties and fish is the cheapest source of animal protein. This one pot easy-to-make African fish stew owes its unique flavor to the spices, vegetables, and traditional maize meal. One-Pot Spicy Kivu Fish Stew Ingredients One-Pot Spicy Kivu Fish Stew 2 fillet any white fish 4 cups fresh spinach 2 cups shredded cabbage 2 large diced tomatoes 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon hot pepper 1 teaspoon salt 5 cups vegetable broth ½ cup maize meal or cornmeal Directions Add all ingredients into a large pot and simmer 20 minutes. Serve warm with fufu,  injera bread or any type

Quotes from Five Inspiring African Business Leaders

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Quotes from Five Inspiring African Business Leaders Quotes from Five Inspiring African Business Leaders “You stay divided; you stay backwards Africa” – Dr. Mo Ibrahim "In whatever you do, strive to be the best at it." – Aliko Dangote "Balance is important in life." - Stephen Saad "Man cannot live by bread alone, which is correct, but man can also not live without bread." – Patrice Motsepe "You need to go into the kind of business that suits your lifestyle, interests and passion so that you enjoy what you are doing." -Sudhir Ruparelia Dr. Mohammed "Mo" Ibrahim Dr. Mohammed "Mo" Ibrahim “You stay divided; you stay backwards Africa” – Dr. Mo Ibrahim Mohammed Ibrahim is a Sudanese mobile communications entrepreneur who sold his company Celtel for over 2 billion dollars. According to the foundation's website, “The Mo Ibrahim Foundation was established in 2006 with a focus on the critical importa

Jaja the Greedy Hunter African Folklore

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Jaja the Greedy Hunter African Folklore African folklore enlightens mists of forgotten centuries. Folklore storytelling is the most ancient art form of the African Community. Just as someone expresses their ideas and the form of music, painting, dance and sculpture folklore takes the ideas of an ancient story and creates with words a picture that enchants the listener with a rich auditory environment. Many African people are born storytellers and spend many long hours practicing their art. Not everyone can acquire the art of folklore storytelling imagery, but for the beginner one should think of folklore storytelling as a heritage passed on from traditional storytellers and dig deep within the ancient storyteller that lies within us all. Time and effort must be given to becoming an African folklore storyteller, just as any artist must give time and effort to developing their skill. African folklore storytelling can turn a shy awkward self-conscious boy or girl into

Hope in the Human Heart African Proverbs

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African proverbs about hope teach us hope is wanting something to happen and believing it could happen. But, what happens when you are tired of hoping?  You may believe hope has falsely presented itself as a beacon of light in a storm, allowing you to dream and think things will get better. So why hope? Hope allows people to believe who are currently in a dark place that the sun will eventually rise and the world is not a perpetual night. African proverbs about hope make known to us that there is more to life than what we see, hear, feel or taste. African proverbs on hope show us the four-letter word, hope,  is a necessary part of the human design. Hold on to hope African Proverbs Hold on to hope African Proverbs While there is life, there is hope. A little hope each day can fill the rivers to overflowing. Hope is the pillar of the world. If you are rich in hope do not make a baboon your friend. Where there is hope there is no darkness.

How Rooster Tricked Leopard Into Cutting Off His Own Head

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African folklore story how rooster tricked leopard into cutting off his own head refers to aspects of African culture in which wisdom of recognizing lies from truth is highly valued in the expressive African oral tradition of folklore. Away leopard went to his town and told his wife that he had been taught some wonderful magic by his friend the rooster. Folklore story How Rooster Tricked Leopard Into Cutting Off His Own Head. As the ancestors say, a rooster and a leopard began a friendship, and not very long afterwards, the leopard lent money to the rooster. It was arranged that on a certain day the leopard should collect his money at the rooster's home. On the morning leopard was to come by his house, rooster ground-up red peppers mix with water so that it looked like blood.  When rooster heard that, the leopard was on the way to his house he went into his courtyard and said to his wife, "When leopard arrives and as

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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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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