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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.

Do not beat a drum with an axe

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Ghanaian proverb do not beat a drum with an axe teaches us to understand our words and actions. Our words can make beautiful music in a person’s life or cause devastation and destruction.  Words hurt, do not beat a drum with an axe Watch what you say, you may not realize sharp, hurtful words create lasting damage while positive words inspire us to be hopeful and kind. Words do hurt. Ridicule, distain, humiliation, taunting, all-cause injury, and when it is delivered in childhood from a child's peers, verbal abuse causes more than emotional trauma. It inflicts lasting physical effects on brain structure.  When that environment is hostile or socially unhealthy, development of the brain is affected, and often it is impaired. The environment that children are raised in molds not only their mind but also their brain.  This is something many long suspected, but now we have scientific instruments that show us how dramatically childhood experience alters the physical structure of the

Smartest Person in the Room African Folklore

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Crocodile thought himself to be the smartest person in the room but as we shall soon see in this African Folklore he was wrong. 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 said, "My friend has sent me for his children." Mrs. Gazelle gave them to him, and putting them into a bag, he returned to the place where h

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 Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo in court 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 Command

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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