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Courage Proverb From Southern Africa

Courage Proverb From Southern Africa
With Love From Your Ancestors

Do not find fault with what you do not understand.

20 Facts About Morocco‎

Morocco Facts. People, geography and culture of Morocco make this African country one of the most traveled countries in the world. Morocco is slightly more than three times the size of New York or slightly larger than California. Steeped in history, mystery, and beauty, here are twenty interesting facts about the 57th largest country in the world, Morocco. Friends in Tangier Tetouan Morocco photo by Hernán Piñera 20 True Facts About Morocco Independence from France on March 2, 1956 The English name Morocco derives from, respectively, the Spanish and Portuguese names Marruecos and Marrocos, which stem from Marrakesh the Latin name for the former capital of ancient Morocco; the Arabic name Al Maghrib translates as The West. Morocco’s’ population is around 33,322,699 (July 2015 est.) Morocco is the most westerly of the North African countries known as the Maghreb or the Arab West. The capital city of Morocco is Rabat, although the largest city is Casablanca

OX513A the Genetically Engineered Mosquito

OX513A the GMO Mosquito.  Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world. Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever are all transmitted to humans by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. OX513A, the genetically engineered mosquito was first released into the world's population in 2010 and was celebrated as the answer to eliminating the Aedes mosquito. Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world The Aedes aegypti or Aedes mosquito is jet black, with white spots on the upper torso and white rings on their legs. Aedes ability to carry and spread disease to humans causes millions of deaths every year. Aedes can breed in a teaspoon of water, and their eggs have been found in old tires, tin cans, plastic bottles, cesspools, catch basins, and ponds. Oxitec field-tested OX513A in the Cayman Islands, Panama and Brazil, and claims a large success rate with each release. In the Cayman Islands in 2010, a small release of OX513A males created an 80% reduction in the diseas

What Do Waist Beads Symbolize

Waist Beads African Beauty Waist beads and bead making are surrounded by history and splendor in African art, music, and literature. Ileke or Jigida Yoruba African waist beads symbolize body sculpting, sexuality, and femininity.   Waist Bead tradition of the Southwest Nigeria, Benin, Togo Yoruba Tribes Beads are among the most interesting symbols in Yoruba African culture. The colors and sizes, the significance of the materials chosen for the waist are subjective; the person making the waist beads symbolize their perception, experience, feelings, beliefs, desires, and influence. Traditionally unmarried women of the Yoruba tribe wear an ileke also known as waist beads or waist chains. Waist beads are romantic, fashionable and attract attention to the waist by making the waist appear slimmer and bringing out the curves of the hips.  Waist beads were and still are worn for seduction. For some, the beads possess intimate appeal and can provoke desire in men.

Why the Sea is Salty Tall Tale

Why the Sea is Salty Tall Tale Unbelievable But True African Tall Tale Some tall tale stories are exaggerations of actual events but why the sea is salty African tall tale is true. The African tall tale folklore story why the sea is salty explains the age-old question of how salt made its way into the seven seas. Why the Sea is Salty Tall Tale Salty Sea Fuma, queen of the sea, stole two magic millstones from her  brother  Prince Noka of the lakes and rivers. Ordinary millstones grind corn into flour, but the Queens would grind out whatever the owner wished. However, Queen Fuma did not know how to make the magic millstones work.  She tried and tried, but they would not stir. "Oh, if I could only move the millstones," she cried, "I would grind out so many good things for my people. They should all be happy and rich." One day Queen Fuma was told that two strange women were begging at the shore to see he

Algerian Jelbana Artichokes and Green Peas Tajine Recipe

Algerian Jelbana Artichokes and Green Peas Tajine Recipe Algerian jelbana stew tajine with artichokes and green peas is a classic African Algerian stew recipe. Traditional Algerian jelbana is slow cooked in a tajine, but you can make this North African recipe using your stew pot. Learn to make Algerian Jelbana Artichokes and Green Peas Tajine Recipe and discover facts about Africa's largest country Algeria. Algerian Jelbana Artichokes and Green Peas Tajine Recipe Ingredients 4 skinless chicken thighs 2 cups frozen green peas 1 small can artichoke hearts 1 large yellow onion, chopped 2 medium tomatoes, diced 2 medium white potatoes, diced 1 cup frozen baby carrots 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 2 whole bay leaves ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon ground coriander 2 minced garlic cloves 2 cups water Directions Mix spices into a small bowl then add all ingredients into a large lidded stew pot. Simmer

25 Interesting Facts about South Sudan

25 Interesting Facts about South Sudan Twenty-five interesting facts about Africa's newest Republic South Sudan allows you to travel through miles and miles of the country exploring her political history, culture, sports and geography. 25 Interesting Facts about South Sudan, understand and embrace cultural differences as a way to learn to appreciate and respect those differences. Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture 25 Interesting Facts about South Sudan 1. When Sudan gained its independence in 1956, it was with the understanding that the southerners (Currently South Sudan) would be able to participate fully in the political system however, Arab Khartoum government reneged on its promises, and a mutiny began that led to two prolonged periods of war, 1955-1972 and 1983-2005. 2. On January 2011, South Sudan voted 98% in favor of secession from Sudan. 3. South Sudan gained independence from Sudan on July 9, 2011 after over 20

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