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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.

African Culture is World Heritage

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

Easy Plantain Cassava Foufou Recipe

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Plantain Cassava Foufou is a staple African food recipe made throughout the African continent.  How to eat Foufou Pounded Foufou Simply tear off a small piece of Foufou hold it with your fingers making a slight indentation to hold the food and scoop up a small portion bringing the food and tasty Foufou into your mouth and savoring the homemade taste. Plantain Cassava Foufou African recipe is indispensable to any meal to scoop up delicious food and soak up every bit of flavor.  African Plantain Cassava Foufou Recipe Ingredients: 3 green or yellow plantains 1 medium cassava  1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt Water for boiling Directions: In a large pot place the peeled and evenly cut plantains and cassava and cover with water.  Boil until soft about 20 minutes.  Place the salt, flour, plantains and cassava in a mixer and knead until the consistency of soft dough is achieved.  Foufou should be much stiffer than mashed potatoes i

Survival of the Fattest, obese Europeans starving Africa

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The rich need the poor. Survival of the Fattest, obese Europeans starving Africa Survival of the Fattest is a sculpture of a small starving African man, carrying Lady Justice, a huge obese European woman who is a symbol of the rich world. Survival of the Fattest Meaning The copper statue Survival of the Fattest by Jens Galschiøt and Lars Calmar was created in 2002. The fat woman is holding a pair of scales as a symbol of justice however; she is closing her eyes so the justice. Galschiot symbolized the woman as being blind, refusing to see the obvious injustice. For the rich people of the world the main issue in life is that of overeating while people in the third world are dying every day from hunger. The misery of imbalanced wealth distribution is creating floods of refugees. However the rich only want to preserve their privileges and take measures so harsh against the poor they betray their morals and humanism.   Survival of the Fattest has been displayed throughou

No Matter How Long The Night, The Day Is Sure To Come

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Life Beginnings And Endings Beginnings and Endings No matter how long the night, the day is sure to come shows us to open our eyes and wait for dawn when we will see things in a different light. Life Beginnings And Endings, hold tight to the dawn African Proverb Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Change and new beginnings are beautiful stressful messes, but growth is impossible without new beginnings. If you cannot accept new beginnings your mind, you cannot change anything in your life. Our openness to ourselves tells the world that we are worthy of affection, not enmity. Our strength derives not merely from the good times in life, but from those that test the rich love of spirit. Rejection, hatred, skepticism, and xenophobia are all ugly words that drag your spirit under murky waters without hope of breathing fresh air. Dark minutes in life cannot define the rich love of spirit, just like changes of the seasons we are constantly spro

Chura Dance Twerking on the Beach in Africa

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Chura Dance Twerking on the Beach in Africa African singer Snura Mushi Hawashi, Frog Dance or Chura twerking music video is claimed to be immoral and against the African country of Tanzania moral beliefs. Chura Dance Twerking in Africa  with Tanzania African singer Snura Chura Dance Twerking in Africa The thick plus sized twerking on the beach in Africa, bouncing, throwing one leg up and grinding, female African singer Snura Mushi's music video Chura is a hit among her fans, but not for the government of Tanzania.  The government declares the Chura song breaches the moral fabric of the public being crude and vulgar video for ages 18 and older. The ministry's Head of Information and Communication, Zawadi Msalla, said that the ban was imposed due to immoral acts in the video.  According to Msalla, the ban will be withdrawn if the artist makes amend of her Chura video and completing the procedures of registering her artistic work at the National Arts Council, BASATA.

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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