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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.

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Easy Moroccan Breakfast Recipe

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Easy Moroccan Breakfast Recipe Moroccan breakfast couscous with dates and honey recipe. Honey, dates, and couscous combines handsomely in this easy Moroccan African couscous recipe to create a rich dessert or sweet breakfast cereal. Moroccan African couscous recipes Couscous with Dates and Honey Ingredients 2 cups low fat milk 2 tablespoons honey 2 teaspoons cinnamon 3 cups dry couscous 1 cup chopped dried dates Directions In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the milk, honey and cinnamon. As soon as it comes to a boil, stir in the couscous. Turn off the heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in dates. Serve warm for breakfast or as a dessert. Making couscous  Did you know? Honey is the only food source produced by an insect that humans eat.

Yohimbe tree sexual performance elixir

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Yohimbe Tree Bark is an ancient herbal African ED treatment, Cameroon supplies the majority of the Yohimbe tree raw bark in the commercial trade. Bark from the coastal forests of Central and West Africa's Pausinystalia johimbe or as it it commonly called, the yohimbe tree is a sexual performance natural remedy long used in African traditional aphrodisiac medicinal arts. African herbalists know the virtues of herbs and their use in healing here is a breif explanation of the Herbal African ED elixir made from Yohimbe tree bark. Yohimbe bark contains a chemical called yohimbine that can increase blood flow and nerve impulses to the sexual organs. About half of men ages 40 to 70 have erectile dysfunction (ED) to some degree, although only one in 10 report a complete inability to have erections. Taking an ED drug produces an erection sufficient to start intercourse in about 70% of otherwise healthy men. As the African proverb says "What the eye does not admire, the hea

Making the Perfect Cup of White African Tea

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Behind China and India, Kenya is the largest tea producer in the world. Kenyan tea, around 90 percent of the tea is grown and produced is cultivated on very small farms. Kenyans are leaders in developing new varieties of tea such as white and purple teas that grow abundantly and are able to tolerate climate conditions in Kenya. Kenya is the 3rd largest tea producer in the world Making the Perfect Cup of White African Tea Africa produces handmade white, green, and specialty teas produced by smallholder tea farmers. Malawi Antlers White Tea is a specialty tea favored by tea lover all over the world. Picking tea leaves in Kenya Step-by-step on how to make the perfect cup of White African Tea 1. Use one teaspoon of dried loose tea per cup of water, more to taste. 2. When making a flower or herbal tea with small leaf and green leaf type plants, you can use a tea strainer. The tea strainer eliminates the need to strain off the small leaves later. 3. Add your desi

Zanzibar African Octopus Stew Recipe

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The local variety of octopus in the seas of Zanzibar off Africa's Eastern shores is a favorite ingredient in Octopus stew.  African Octopus Stew Eat Zanzibar African Octopus Stew recipe with white rice, stewed beans and a large piece of chili on the side. Zanzibar African Octopus Stew Recipe Ingredients 2 pounds cleaned and sliced octopus 2 cups water 1 onion finely chopped 4 scallions finely chopped 3 large ripe tomatoes, chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed and very finely chopped 2 sprigs thyme 2 large bay leaves 2 tablespoons palm oil or sunflower oil 2 sprigs flat-leaf parsley, chopped Salt and ground black pepper to taste Directions In a large pot, add octopus, one cup of water and seasonings. Let stew on low heat 1 hour. In the same pot add all remaining ingredients, cover and simmer over a medium heat for 25 minutes. Serve hot.

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.

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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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