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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. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

African Culture is World Heritage

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

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

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

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. 

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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