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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. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

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

Illogical Behavior African Proverbs

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African proverbs on acting irrational, unreasonable and illogical show us that illogical behavior damages the mind, body, and soul. Illogical Behavior African Proverbs  The way a donkey expresses gratitude is by giving someone a bunch of kicks. –African Proverb A jealous person requires no reason to be jealous. – African Proverb You play with fire because you have not seen it burning you. – Bemba Proverb Denial cannot hide a fire's smoke. – Kenyan Proverb A fool who refuses counsel will come to grief. – Zulu Proverb When heaven is pointed out a fool only sees the tip of the finger. – Ghanaian Proverb A thousand raps at the door, but no salute or invitation from within. - Egyptian Proverb A man without clothes busying making himself a jacket. – African Proverb Better to be a fat bird in the cage than a lean one in the wild. – African Proverb He who makes a rat of himself will be eaten by the cats. - Egyptian Proverb The unwise go into a river upon

Concussions, Football and Dr. Bennet Omalu

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CTE, Concussions, Football, Dr. Bennet Omalu Dr. Bennet Omalu is the doctor who discovered physical evidence of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in activities other than boxing. Nicknamed the Concussion Doctor, Omalu fought for a Concussion Discussion with the NFL. Brain health of football players. Dr. Bennet Omalu said, “While munching on my apple I put the slides in and looked. Whoa. " A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head and body and DP is a type of CTE that is a neurodegenerative disease with characteristics of dementia. Dr. Bennet Omalu Who is the concussion doctor?  Forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu conducted the autopsy of Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster, which led to his discovery of a new disease that he named chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.  Dr. Omalu grew up in Nigeria Africa; his only encounter with the NFL was through the sports segment on the news. Dr

15 Most Popular African Herbal Medicine Ingredients

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The 15 most popular herbs used in South African herbal medicine. Herbal medicine is the art and science of using herbs for stimulating health and preventing and treating sickness. Herbal medicine has been Africa’s primary form of medicine since the beginning of time. South Africa Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) published a listing of the most popular South African Medicinal plants used in African herbalism by the Nyanga , South African herbal medicine specialists. Most popular herbs used in the South African Herbal medicine discipline. Aloe Leaves have been traditionally used for stomach complaints, hemorrhoids , arthritis, eczema, conjunctivitis, hypertension, and stress. They are also used to treat skin irritations and bruises. African Ginger Fresh roots or rhizomes can be chewed to treat influenza. It can also be used for colds, asthma, to treat malaria and by women during menstruation. The plant has also been traditionally used as an appetite suppre

Shimla mirch ki sabzi South African Indian Vegetable Curry Recipe

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Shimla mirch ki sabzi South African Indian Vegetable Curry Recipe Shimla mirch ki sabzi is a classic South African Indian recipe of green peppers, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, and eight spices. This simple curry recipe is a staple dish in many Durban South African Indian homes. South African Indian Vegetable Curry Recipe Shimla mirch ki sabzi South African Indian Vegetable Curry Recipe Ingredients 3 large green bell peppers, sliced fine 2 large potatoes, cooked and cubed 1 large onion, chopped 1 large tomato, diced 10 fresh coriander leaves 1 tablespoon ginger paste 1 tablespoon garlic paste 2 teaspoons ground turmeric 1 teaspoon red chili flakes or to taste 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoons vegetable oil ½ cup water Directions Over medium-high heat, add oil into a large frying pan, sauté onions, tomatoes, ginger, coriander leaves, and garlic, together with cumin and coriander

Africa Sole Food | Cow Foot Stew Recipe

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How do you cook a cow foot? Easy Cow foot stew recipe is a spicy thick delicacy which cow foot is slowly stewed until tender.  Cow foot stew may not sound appetizing, but when slowly simmered it is delicious. Cow foot is quite tough; you may be able to buy calf foot which is more tender. But if you add a tablespoon of vinegar or meat tenderizer to the stew the cow foot will cook faster. Cow foot makes a thick delicious broth that has a lot of collagen and gelatin. Nigerian Cow foot stew is spicy, but there is nothing to stop you from adjusting the heat to suit your taste. Cow Foot Stew Recipe Ingredients 1 cow foot cut up into pieces 6 cups water 2 cups baby carrots or sliced carrots 2 chopped onions 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 large tomato diced 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon red pepper 1 hot pepper sliced Juice of one lemon or 1 tablespoon vinegar Directions In a large pot add cow foot, water and lemon or vinegar. Simmer together slowly

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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