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Smartest Person in the Room African Folklore

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Smartest Person in the Room African Folklore Story

African folklore is the traditional method of storytelling of the African village passed down through generations of storytellers.

Crocodile thought himself to be the smartest person in the room but as we shall soon see in this African Folklore, thinking yourself to be the smartest person in the room is usually a big mistake.
Smartest Person in the Room African Folklore

Crocodile and a Gazelle lived together with their wives and families in the same town. One day the Crocodile said, "My good friend Gazelle, let us go and buy some drums in the Oko country."


"All right," replied the Gazelle; but where are we to get the money from?" "I have the money!” answered the Crocodile.


They started out on their shopping trip and when they walked a little way Crocodile snarled, 

"Wait here! I must return to our town, as I have forgotten something." The Crocodile returned to town, went to the Gazelle’s wife, and sa…

War Crimes Crime and Punishment African Proverbs

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War Crimes Crime and Punishment African Proverbs

The Central African Republic War Crimes Trial of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo


Transfer to The Hague July 3, 2008. The trial began on November 22, 2010. The International Criminal Court (ICC) on June 21, 2016, sentenced former Congolese vice-president, 58-year-old Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo to 18 years in prison and he was criminally responsible pursuant to Article 28(a) of the ICC Rome Statute for the crimes against humanity. 
The crimes were murder, rape, and the war crimes of murder, rape and pillaging committed by the MLC troops in the Central African Republic from on or about October 26, 2002, to March 15, 2003.
His arrest warrant was issued on June 10, 2008. As a military commander, he was held responsible for two counts of crimes against humanity, murder and rape, and three counts of war crimes, murder, and rape and pillaging. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo was the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Mouvement de LibĂ©ration du Congo (MLC). He ef…

Old Fashioned Zomo Rabbit Stew Recipe

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Old Fashioned Zomo Rabbit Stew Recipe
Rabbit recipe
Rabbit meat is white meat high in protein and low in fat and cholesterol.



African rabbits live in more than 25 African countries in West, East, South and Central Africa. Rabbit habitats include meadows, woods, forests, grasslands, deserts and wetlands. There are over 30 different breeds of rabbits; some are good for meat production some for fur production and some for both.
Old Fashioned Zomo Rabbit Stew Recipe
African Recipes by African Gourmet

Old fashioned Zomo Rabbit Stew recipe is a traditional tasty game meat rabbit stew recipe from South, East, Central and West Africa.

Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 1 hour 30 minutes Total time: 1 hour 50 min
Ingredients 1 large rabbit cut into 8 pieces 2 cups sliced carrots 2 chopped onions 1 large tomato diced 1 large bell pepper diced 2 large Irish potatoes diced 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon red pepper 1 hot pepper sliced 2 bay leaves Juice of one lemon or 1 tablespoon vinegar 4…

What is the food like in Africa?

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What is the food like in Africa? If you like French, Italian, English, Caribbean, American, Spanish, Dutch, and native foods; you will love African food.


What is the food like in Africa

In Africa, you will find dishes influenced by people who lived there for millions as years as well as major influences from cultures that colonized Africa and newly established fast food chain restaurants. 

In addition, with a range of climates and growing conditions, the ingredients for African cuisine are diverse. It is impossible to group African food into one category.
Food recipes of a community are often closely related to where they live as well as the increasing urbanization of African populations. Large well-known American retail and fast food companies see South Africa as a gateway into the growing African market.

Seattle Coffee has been operating in South Africa since 1996, Cinnabon launched in South Africa in 2006 looking to open stores in Egypt, Libya, and Morocco.Krispy Kreme is opened in Joha…

History of Warrior African Queen Nzinga

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Queen Nzinga Mbande was a military strategist and powerful 17th-century female African ruler of the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms.

Queen Nzinga was one of the most women rulers of 17th century Africa fighting against the slave trade. Born in 1583, Queen Nzinga Mbande was the 17th-century queen of the Ndongo Kingdom and the newly established Matamba Kingdom.
In 1617, Mbandi Ngola Kiluanji, king of Ndongo, dies. His son, Ngola Mbandi, takes power and becomes the new king. However, he does not have his father's personality or his sister's military intelligence. Her brother King Ngola Mbande realized the Portuguese established a settlement in the same year invading Mbundu land in order to imprison its people into slavery.


In 1626, Princess Nzinga became Queen of the Mbundu succeeding her brother King Ngola Mbande. European slave traders on the coast of southern Africa upset the political, social, economic and cultural landscape of the kingdom Ndongo and the entire region. In the same…

Fighting for Land, Oil, and People of Western Sahara

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Fighting for Land, Oil, and People of Western Sahara
Africa's Western Sahara fight for freedom has been a 40 year battle with no resolution in sight. The disputed territory is on the northwest coast of Africa bordered by Morocco, Mauritania, and Algeria


Fighting for Land, Oil, and People of Western Sahara
Western Sahara has a population of around 554 thousand people. After Spain withdrew from Western Sahara in 1976, Morocco seized the area in 1979, following Mauritania's withdrawal.

War broke out in the same year due to the Frente Polisario people's party contesting Morocco's self-proclaimed rule over the territory. 

Since 1979, the Frente Polisario has been recognized by the United Nations as the representative of the people of Western Sahara. The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic led by President Mohamed Abdelaziz is in exile in Algeria. About 95,000 Sahrawi refugees continue to be sheltered in camps in Tindouf, Algeria, which has housed Sahrawi refugees since the 198…

Short African Folklore Story Have Common Sense Before Acting

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Short African Folklore Story Have Common Sense Before Acting
This short African folklore story explains do not believe all you hear.

Leopard Boils his Mother's Teeth Short African Story teaches to have common sense before acting. Even very smart people sometimes lack common sense, but in this Short African Story, Leopard has no sense by literally believing everything Gazelle says.

Short African Folklore Story Have Common Sense Before Acting

So the elders say, one day a Gazelle bought some corn at the market, and while he was boiling them at home, the Leopard paid him a visit and asked him: "Sister Gazelle, what are you cooking on the stove?"

The Gazelle replied, "I am boiling my mother's teeth."

"Really!" exclaimed the Leopard "let me taste them." So the Gazelle gave him some of the cooked corn, and the Leopard thought the food so good that he went home and pulled out all his mother's teeth, and put them to boil on the stove.

Accept Your Body African Proverbs

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Many of us go through life feeling less than loving toward our own bodies. We believe we are not attractive enough, flawed in one way or another.

Learning to accept, appreciate, and even love every aspect of our bodies African proverbs teach us we are free to enjoy richer, more intimate relationships when we first love ourselves.




Accept Your Body African Proverbs

You will then learn your measure, when you spend a night with yourself.

Look at a person’s deeds, not whether they are tall or short.

One can be kept well by a hundred, not a hundred by one.

Who dies inside has lost.

The load that the mule will not carry, you yourself should not carry.

Although there are many roads, there is only one that is the straightest.

The thorn which is sharp is so from its youth.

A person’s values are not nullified by passing storms.

Who today is humiliated easily, tomorrow will be lost.

Fear and shame are father and son.

Until one dies, others will not be satisfied.


Accept Your Body African Proverbs
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Africa in a Glass | Mstafeli Soursop Milk Drink Recipe

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Mstafeli Soursop Milk Drink RecipeAfrican Mstafeli also known as Soursop fruit can be eaten fresh when fully ripe or mixed with milk to make a delicious exotic fruity shake.


Mstafeli Soursop Milk Drink Recipe

Ingredients 2 very ripe soursop fruits peeled, deseeded and mashed 4 cups cold whole or skim milk 5 ice cubes Sugar to taste

Directions In a blender add all ingredients, mix well and enjoy!


Did you know? The Soursop fruit grows in humid tropical and subtropical areas of 15 African countries; Zanzibar, Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Mauritania, Nigeria, Reunion, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda.

DIY African Print Phone Cases That You Can Make

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Instead of buying a new phone case for your iPhone consider making a DIY African Kente cloth print of your own.
There are so many ways to rock African design. Here are three African kente cloth designs that you can print for your iPhone 4, 5, or 6 clear cases to coordinate with your outfit.

What is Kente clothThe African cloth kente is made by the Ashanti people of Ghana and the Ewe people of Ghana and Togo. Kente cloth is the most recognizable of all African textiles.

Almost every Ghanaian has a garment of kente cloth. The kente fabric is made of inter-woven silk fabric. Although you might now know the name, the kente cloth is used globally. The kente cloth is made in different styles, colors and patterns.
Meaning of the word KenteThe word kente means basket. The word kente comes from the Akan or Ashanti people. Because of the manner in which the fabric is woven, the pattern of the fabric is similar to a basket, hence kente. While the individual patterns featured in kente cloth design h…