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Chic African Culture Africa Factbook

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.

He is a good father who at the table serves his children first

Father African Proverbs Fathers alone, a father's heart he knows. African proverbs about fathers express the timeless wisdom of the African father. Wise sayings about fathers in the speech of proverbs have been passed down for generations in African culture. Wise sayings about fathers It is much easier to become a father than to be one. Mean fathers, wasteful sons. Victory has hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan. A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. One father is better than a hundred teachers. Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance. A father carries pictures where his money used to be. A wise man plans for tomorrow, a fool plans only for today. A man dies, but his word lives forever. When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him. A child can be punished because of his father’s faults. A bad tree destroys the field. Fathers alone, a father's heart h

Kondensmelk Koekies Condensed Milk Cookies Recipe

Kondensmelk Koekies Condensed Milk Cookies Recipe Kondensmelk Koekies South African condensed milk cookies or biscuits are an easy African cookie dessert recipe for kids to make. Kondensmelk Koekies South African condensed milk cookies are a classic easy cookie recipe that will satisfy anyone's sweet tooth.  Did you know, a British biscuit contains the same ingredients and bakes the same as an American cookie. Kondensmelk Koekies African Condensed Milk Cookies Recipe Serves 4 Total time from start to finish 30 minutes  Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 stick unsalted butter 1 can condensed milk 1/2 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour a large cookie sheet. Cream butter and sugar then add vanilla and condensed milk to mix. Mix flour, baking powder and salt. Add wet ingredients to dry mix well. Roll dough into balls and flatten with a fork. Yo

Never close your eyes to an opponent African Folklore

Battle of the birds of Africa, the Kingfisher deceives the Curlew in the never close your eyes to an opponent African Folklore story. Never close your eyes to an opponent African Folklore Story So the elders say, one-day two birds, the Curlew and the Kingfisher had a long discussion as to which of them could go longest without food.  The Curlew proposed that they should try for ten days, and the Kingfisher agreed to it. They tied a rope across a stream, and both birds sat on the middle of it looking down into the water. On the third day, the Kingfisher began to feel hungry, and spotting a fish in the water just below him, he pretended to fall, caught and gobbled the fish, but as he came up to the surface of the water, he cried out "Oh,  my friend Curlew, my head turned dizzy, and I fell into the stream." The Curlew replied, "Never mind, let us continue with our contest." But, the Kingfisher continued to have these dizzy fits just as fish cam

Hot Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Africa

Hot Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Africa Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in South Africa is not surprising since the diverse South African marketplace is home to many American food companies. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts South Africa Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Africa. There are restaurants and retailers overseas that specialize in American style food such as Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Large well-known American retail and fast food companies see South Africa as a gateway into the growing African market. American businesses are looking to get into Africa to tap into emerging food and retail markets. American doughnut company Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. on July 13, 1937 Vernon Rudolph opened the first Krispy Kreme in historic Old Salem in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the United States. Krispy Kreme corporate operations is in Charlotte, North Carolina USA. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is opening its newest store in Johannesburg Rosebank Mall November 2015. South Africa has 23 Krispy Kreme

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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