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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.

Ginger Spice Hot Buttered Popcorn Recipe

Ginger is a tropical warm climate plant herb used in cooking, spice mixes and medicine. Some ginger growing African countries are Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Nigeria with Nigeria growing ginger on a large scale. African ginger spice hot buttered popcorn recipe is easy to make and enjoy for your next Netflix and Hulu binge night. When you say popcorn, most people think of the kind you microwave but popcorn is so much better than that. When popped fresh on the stove, our homemade African ginger spice hot buttered popcorn recipe is as easy to make as boiling water.   African Ginger Spice Hot Buttered Popcorn Recipe Ingredients 1/ 2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels 1/3 cup clarified butter 1 tablespoon coconut oil   Ginger Spice Mix 1 tablespoon powdered ginger 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon granulated sugar   Directions Over medium-high heat, warm a large heavy pot with a lid and add oils. If your oil starts to smoke, it is too hot. Test the heat of the oil

Rich Wife Poor Wife African Short Story Folklore

Rich Wife Poor Wife African Short Story Folklore While all marriages are susceptible to fraud, money in this African folklore is a hard-hitting lesson about deceit. African Folklore story rich wife and poor wife. African Folklore story rich wife and poor wife teaches money does not always bring safety and happiness. As the elders say, there were two girls whose father told them "You are now old enough to marry."  Their hearts were glad when they received this permission, and soon they found two fine young men. The oldest sister became engaged to a poor man and the younger to a rich one. One day the older sister paid a visit to her fiancĂ©, and as he was poor, he could only give her fish to eat and a mat to lie on for a bed. But when the younger went to see her rich fiancĂ© he killed a goat for her supper, gave her a fine bed with soft blankets, and in the morning killed a pig for her breakfast.   The two sisters happened to meet at the crossroads, they

Kwanzaa, what the heck is it?

What is Kwanzaa Kwanzaa is a seven-day celebration of family, community, and culture. Kwanzaa is not an African Christmas celebration, Kwanzaa is not a religious holiday, nor is it meant to replace Christmas. The colors of Kwanzaa are black, red and green. Kwanzaa is a seven-day celebration that begins on December 26 and ends on January 1. You do not have to be black to celebrate Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa seven principles are known as the Nguzo Saba. Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa is dedicated to one of seven principles Kwanzaa what the heck is it Kwanzaa is a seven-day celebration that begins on December 26 and ends on January 1.  The name Kwanzaa is derived from the Swahili term, "matunda ya kwanza", which means first-fruits, Kwanzaa is based on African harvest celebrations.  Kwanzaa has seven symbols that represent the values reflective of a peaceable world. What are the seven principles? Kwanzaa has seven principles known as the Nguzo Saba (n-GU-zo SAH-bah). The se

DNA Mapping 121 African Populations

DNA mapping Africa through genetics after Dr. Sarah Tishkoff studied 121 African populations, four African American and 60 non-African populations. Dr. Sarah Tishkoff is a professor of Genetics and Biology at the University of Pennsylvania studying Africa's genetics. There is an extensive amount of ethnic diversity in Africa and genetic evidence is at the moment pointing to East Africa as the cradle of humanity.  In 1924 the Taung child a fossilized skull of a young child who lived about 2.8 million years ago in Taung, South Africa was discovered.  Lucy at 3.2 million years old in November 1974 in the Afar region of Ethiopia was unearthed.  In 1987, three scientists announced in the journal Nature that they had found a common ancestor to us all, African Eve was a woman who lived in Africa 150,000 years ago.   The theory is all people alive today can trace some of their genetic heritage through their mothers back to this one woman. In 2008 another species of Australopithecus, A. s

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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