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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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The Sahara Desert is Alive with Volcanoes

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Mount Koussi, also called Emi Koussi, located in northern Chad is the highest peak of Africa’s largest driest desert, the Sahara.  African Desert volcano Emi Koussi   The Sahara desert is not just miles and miles of sand  In the Sahara desert, there are lots of sand dunes, with some of them as high as 500 feet high, that’s a little more than one and a half football fields and is taller than the Statue of Liberty.  The Sahara is the largest desert on the African continent and is Earth's largest hot desert.   There are also volcanoes in the world’s largest hot desert, Emi Koussi .  The Emi Koussi volcano at 2.1 miles above sea level is the highest peak of Africa’s largest driest desert, the Sahara.    African Desert volcano,  Emi Koussi is located in northern Chad, at the southeastern end of the Tibesti Mountain Range in the Sahara desert.  Chad is largest of Africa's 16 landlocked countries with 1.284 million sq km or about 4.9 million sq miles of t

Potjiekos Chicken and Plantain Stew

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Potjiekos Pot Food traditional South African Afrikaner stew Potjiekos ( Pot = potjie and Food =kos ) is a traditional Southern African Afrikaner stew cooked in a cast iron pot over an open fire. Our version of Potjiekos Chicken and Plantain Stew is made on the stovetop and served with love. Potjiekos Chicken and Plantain Stew Potjiekos Chicken and Plantain Stew Ingredients 4 chicken thighs with skin 2 medium onions, finely sliced 2 ripe plantains, sliced 2 medium carrots, cut into strips 2 medium potatoes, diced 1 large tomato, sliced 2 sprigs chopped parsley 1 sprig  thyme 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 hot pepper, finely chopped 1 teaspoon ground cloves 2 teaspoons curry powder 1 tablespoon any flavor chutney 2 dried bay leaves 4 cups water Salt and pepper to taste Directions Add all ingredients to a large lidded stew pot, simmer for 1 hour. Serve over rice or with soft bread. Afrikaner, who are they? In 1688 a gro

Stubborn Mule African Proverb

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When you receive advice from a clever African Proverb and you are too stubborn to follow advice, do not be surprised at the pitiable results. You roll your eyes and say I know, I know, but, in the end, a tree falls on you and you die - African Proverb What is stubbornness. Stubbornness is basically a rooted resistance to change. Moreover, given that life is all about change, stubbornness is effective resistance to life itself. A fundamental resistance drives the person with stubbornness to being forced to do anything or experience anything against his will. The personality with stubbornness is over-sensitive to the possibility of having sudden or unwanted change imposed and sees the threat of it everywhere. Anything new, different, or involving change is perceived as a direct threat even if the change in question is positive and in the person’s best interests. In the case of stubbornness, the early negative experiences typically consist of domestic instability or upheaval an

Give your children too much freedom and you lose your own

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Yesterday, today and tomorrow, children are our future teach them well and let them lead the way. Today’s seedlings are tomorrow's flowers – African Proverb Children African proverbs, sayings, and quotes Children are not dogs; adults are not Gods. Bricks and mortar make a house, but the laughter of children makes a home. We have not inherited this land from our ancestors; rather we have borrowed it from our children. Old men are twice children. Children speak in the field what they hear in the house. Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time. He who teaches children learns more than they do. Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes. One father is better at caring for ten children than ten children are for one father. Children are not dogs; adults are not Gods. Bricks and mortar make a house, but the laughter of children makes a home. We have not inherited this land from o

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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