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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.

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Black Rhino Therapeutic Oil Recipe

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South African herbalists therapeutic oil recipe South African herbalists or Inyanga have thousands of years of herbal knowledge Treating ailments using plants growing in the garden and in the wild. Still, to this day, many South Africans have faith in the healing powers of the Inyanga. Black Rhino Therapeutic Oil Recipe Black Rhino Therapeutic Oil Recipe Ingredients 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 2 teaspoons ground black caraway seeds 1/2 teaspoon black sea salt or basic sea salt ½ cup olive oil Directions In a small saucepan add all ingredients carefully heat the oil up to body temperature or approximately 98 degrees Fahrenheit; if you accidentally allow the oil to get too hot, let it cool to the proper temperature. Caution, do not overheat mixture or you will cause severe burns, only use mixture lukewarm which is 98 degrees F or 36 degrees Celsius. Uses - Variations of Black Rhino Therapeutic Oil recipe has been used for centuries by natural healers. Apply the luk

Why Frogs Croak African Folklore

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It is a common belief male frogs croaks are love serenades meant to attract a lover. However, the true reason frogs  croak  is explained in the ancient African Short Story Folklore Why Frogs Croak. Why Frogs Croak African Short Story Folklore The animals arrange a wrestling match between frog and elephant.  It is agreed that at the beginning of the match, at the signal each contestant will rush forward into the wrestling match and begin the contest.  However, the elephant comes so fast, that he stumbles and falls over on his back, frog jumps through elephant's legs, pins him and wins the match.  All Frog's relatives began to croak, and to this day, they crock to each other celebrating the victory over the elephant. [Read Next: Short African Story of Death, Disease, and Shame .] Learn more about Africa. Roots of Africanized Christianity Spiritual Songs Chocolate Processing Facts History and Recipes Awesome Kenyan Woman Land is Not

Paying Money To Tour Slums in Africa

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In Kibera Kenya, AfricA touring slums for profit is a normal part of life. Life in Kibera is characterized by extreme poverty and tourism dollars. Generations have lived in Kenya’s largest slum of Kibera, one of Africa’s largest squatters settlements. Kibera slum is well known for its crime, overcrowding, poverty, lack of proper sanitation and of course tourism. Kibera Slum in Kenya is a little smaller than New York’s Central Park and receives just as many tourists. Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Kibera (Key-bear-a) is a Nubian word meaning Forest or Jungle. Slum tourism is alive and well in Africa and Kenya Kibera is no exception. Selling guided trips through Kibera, a short drive from the luxury hotels that serve most foreign visitors in Nairobi is not unusual. Paying Money To Tour Slums in Africa In Kibera Kenya, touring slums in Africa for profit is a normal part of life   Over 100 years ago

Dressed Up Trash Can African Proverbs

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Rotting from the inside out. Beautiful on the outside, but rotten on the inside, dressed up trash can African Proverbs teaches people who do not respect themselves can never respect anyone else. Dressed Up Trash Can African Proverbs Dressed Up Trash Can African Proverbs Ten Dressed Up Trash Can African Proverbs The tail of a goat cleans where it is seated. Pure truth, like pure gold, has been found unfit for circulation. Do not scratch the cockroach's scars. It is the feathers that make a chicken big. Things please the more the farther fetched. A liar is like heap of straw that covers other things while its own roots are wet. He who has not clapped what neighbor is success that means he has a baboon's heart. The wise man does that at first which the fool must do at last. Once swallowed it is not sweet anymore. Manhood is beneath the clothing. Punishment follows hard upon crime. O dabi iru eefin kan, ti o dara julọ ti o si jẹ ọlọla sibẹ t

Ostrich Vegetable Stew Recipe

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What does Ostrich meat taste like? Ostrich meat tastes like beef. Ostrich Meat is a red meat low in fat and is used in any recipe using red meat. Ostrich meat is naturally low in fat and is used for frying, stewing, sautéing or in any of dish as a substitute for beef. Ostrich Vegetable Stew Recipe Ingredients 1 ½ pounds cleaned ostrich 4 cloves garlic crushed 2 diced medium sized tomatoes 1 medium onion, sliced 1 cup baby carrots 2 cups peeled diced yucca  3 cups green beans 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 teaspoons coriander 1 hot pepper chopped 2 cups vegetable stock Salt and pepper to taste Directions In a large pot on medium heat, add oil then sauté garlic one minute. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer covered for 30 minutes. Did you know Ostrich Meat is a red meat low in fat and is used in any recipe using red meat. More economical easy breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes to make right now so you never have to eat or prepare a boring meal again. Curried Tanzan

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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