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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.

DIY African Print No Sew Throw Pillows

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DIY African Print No Sew Throw Pillows Transform an ordinary room with African print throw pillows without picking up a needle and thread. Add African culture to your home with a few easy steps and create beautiful DIY African print no sew throw pillows. Simple African Print No Sew Throw Pillows Supplies · 3/4 yard African print ·16" square pillow form · Iron on no sew adhesive bonding tape ·Fabric scissors · Iron and ironing board Directions Use a water-soluble marker to draw a template for cutting the pillow shape from your fabric. Cut both layers of fabric at the same time; turn fabric prints facing each other.   Fold over three edges of fabric 1 inch and run the adhesive tape along the edges. Use an iron and lots of steam to secure the fabric. Let pillow sit for 5 minutes then turn the pillow inside out and stuff in the pillow form. Finish by repeating previous steps to secure the fabric edges closed. Congratulations yo

The Man Who Knew Everything African Folklore Story

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The Man Who Knew Everything African Folklore Story Can one person know everything? In the African Folklore story of The Man Who Knew Everything, Nyeri learns a valuable lesson to listen first and then speak. The Man Who Knew Everything African Folklore Story Nyeri is a visitor in the village over which rules his friend King Mwangi.  Soon Nyeri begins to find fault with things in his friends’ village: the rice-crop is not planted right, the fish-traps are made wrong, and the roofs of the huts are not strong. One day King Mwangi has a big gathering to talk with the elders of the village.  Nyeri also finds fault in what the King says at every turn.  King Mwangi says to Nyeri, "My friend, when a stranger comes to a town and the people are dancing, he should learn the step before joining in, otherwise he will spoil the dance." [Read: Hiding From Hard Work African Folklore Story ] Learn more about Africa. Roots of Africanized Ch

African Pirates Armed Robbery at Sea

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African Pirates Armed Robbery at Sea African pirates violence and cost of piracy on African coasts and in African sea waters is inestimable. The three reasons Pirate activity off the coasts of Nigeria, Togo, and Equatorial Guinea is disturbing is kidnappings, violence and larger range. Attacks, kidnappings for ransom, and pirate boarding to steal valuables from ships and crews are the most common types of incidents of piracy and armed robbery at sea with the majority of incidents taking place off Nigerian seashores. African Pirates have an advantage, the fact that crime and violence in international waters from pirates often go unpunished is a day-to-day fact of commerical seafarers. Money and African Pirates In 2015, a cellphone video was discovered showing at least four unarmed men being gunned down in international waters. Even though there were witnesses and selfies of the murdering crew-members, the murders went unreported and remain unpunished to this very day.

Hiding From Hard Work African Folklore

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Hiding From Hard Work African Folklore Story People hide from hard work for many reasons. As the African Folklore Hiding From Hard Work teaches us, there is nowhere to hide when a parent gives you chores to do. Hiding From Hard Work African Folklore A son said to his father one day, “I am tired of hard work! I will hide, and you will not be able to find me!"  The father replied, "Oh! You lazy boy? Hide wherever you like but I will find you!" and then the father went on to work. The son saw a three kernel peanut, and changed himself into one of the kernels; a fowl coming along picked up the peanut and swallowed it; and a wild cat caught and ate the fowl; and a dog met, chased, and ate the cat.  After a little time the dog was swallowed by a python, that, having eaten its meal, went to the river and was snared in a fishing net. The father went to look at his fishing nets and on pulling one to the water’s surface; he found a large python

Anti-Aging African Annakiya Honey Rose Serum

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Anti-Aging African Annakiya Honey Rose Serum Make the easiest all natural Anti-Aging African Annakiya honey rose serum. Anti-Aging African Annakiya all natural honey rose petal skin moisturizing face mask makes for smoother softer skin. Annakiya anti-aging skin moisturizing face mask is the perfect African beauty cream recipe for your spa night at home. How to make Anti-Aging Annakiya African beauty serum Annakiya Beauty Serum Recipe + Directions Warm 2 tablespoons honey. Add two drops of dew from a rose petal. Whip egg and mix with two drops of dew from a rose petal. Add egg mixture to honey and mix well. Apply evenly to your face (except eyelids), lips, and neck and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse well with warm water and pat dry. Use twice a day. Together we build awareness that boost harmony, education, and success, below are more links to articles you will find thought provoking. African Country Names Your Saying Wrong What do Waist Beads

Why Roosters Crow At Dawn African Folklore

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Ever wonder why roosters crow with the coming of dawn? The African folklore story Why Roosters Crow at Dawn explains the origins of the first cockcrow and dawn. Why Roosters Crow At Dawn African Folklore. Why Roosters Crow At Dawn African Folklore Long ago, when our ancestors first came into this world, there was a bitter and violent dispute going on between Day and Night. Who was the more important, was their dispute. Day and Night deferred the question to the people of a village nearby. The people decided in favor of Night, hoping that Night would live up to the decision about his importance, and becomes Day, and light would always be present. The decision angered Day, and it left the country for a distant land. So it was always dark here. The people called unto Night, and said, "Since it is your fault Day left us, you must give us light!" Night tried, but failed. The people went to a witchdoctor and she told them to send for Rooster and tell him

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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