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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.

Africa in a Glass | Mstafeli Soursop Milk Drink Recipe

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Mstafeli Soursop Milk Drink Recipe African 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 cloth The 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 Kente The 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 c

Glazed Carrots with Orange and Ginger African Recipe

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Glazed Carrots with Orange and Ginger African Recipe Ginger Carrots Ginger dishes made with ginger, onion and garlic combinations are popular in Northern African cuisines. Glazed Carrots with Orange and Ginger African Recipe Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture 3-6-2016 Glazed carrots with orange and ginger recipe are a tasty favorite North African dish. All About the spice ginger Ginger is used for its warming properties, unique taste and aroma. It contains gingerol, a compound that is thought to relax blood vessels, stimulate blood flow and relieve pain. Ginger is commonly used as a digestive aid, this makes it a helpful spice for morning sickness. Ginger is high in antioxidants and also has anti-inflammatory properties, which means it may be useful in fighting heart disease and arthritis. Ginger can also be used in relieving the common cold. By adding a few slices to hot water with lemon and honey, ginger helps

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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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My father and mother are historians of African culture and history and their influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.

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