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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.

Most Delicious Street Food of Africa Samosa Deep Fried Pastry

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Street Food of Africa, Samosa Deep Fried Pastry Street food is ready-to-eat food sold by vendors in public places and is cricial to the African economy. Street Food of Africa Make African street food spiced potato-stuffed pastries called Samosas. Samosa recipe of Africa is a deep-fried favorite African street food filled with potatoes and African spices. Samosas are the perfect street food meal on the go in Africa. Learn how to make the popular African street food samosa at home. Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture 6-9-2010 By Chic African Culture African food recipe Culture and food of Africa street food would not be complete without including the African street food recipe of Samosa.  Samosas are the perfect meal on the go street food in Africa. Serves 4 African food Total time from start to finish 1 hour 10 minutes Ingredients Dough 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Samosas are t

African wooden dolls makes infertile women fertile legend

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Infertility treatments in Ghana Africa take the form of Akuaba  African wooden dolls  believed to have the power to make infertile women have children. Akuaba African Fertility Doll Akuaba African Wooden Dolls for Infertility  Many infertile women in Africa consider that, without children, their lives are without hope. Infertility affects women from around the world and in many cases, the social stigmas of being a barren woman are almost too much to bear. In Ghana and other parts of the world, a high priority is placed on women to have children. Infertility issues can cause distress since children are seen as a means of preserving family names and traditions. Married women are expected to produce a child within their first year of marriage and failure to do so can create feelings of guilt and shame causing difficult situations in the home. When a woman is infertile, a number of factors, including poor health, hormonal changes and even the supernatural , can cause it.

Spiritual Self-Care African Proverb

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More go where there is more; knowledge enters through the window of the soul. African Proverb. Our divine internal responsibly African proverb teaches spirituality and spiritual self-care go hand in hand. Spiritual Self-Care African Proverb Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Spiritual Self-Care is the process of developing your inner tools to stay clear and connected with your physical, psychological, and emotional self. Spirituality is about faith, sacredness and connection to something bigger than yourself. There is nothing like spiritual blessings to remind us of the sweetest things in life, but there is nothing like negative thoughts to test your triggers, bring up old hurts and bring out your inner fears, outbursts, and crying included.  The best gift you can give yourself is to set up a place of taking well-placed spiritual timeouts. Give yourself permission to tag out and find pockets of spiritual peace and quiet to take care of yourself spirituality

Garden Vegetable Soup with Plantain Foufou

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Garden Vegetable Soup with Plantain Foufou Turn leftover vegetables and herbs into this easy, quick African garden vegetable soup with plantain foufou on the side. Garden Vegetable Soup with Plantain Foufou is an essential African food recipe to add to any cooks go to recipe file. Use foufou to scoop up every delicious bit of flavor of the vegetable soup.  Ladle up a bowl of The African Gourmet's Garden Vegetable Soup with a good pinch of plantain foufou. Garden vegetables Garden Vegetable Soup Ingredients 1 large onion, sliced 1 large yam or sweet potato, diced 2 carrots, sliced 2 stalks celery, diced 2 large tomatoes, diced 1 cup chopped fresh green beans 2 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 cup fresh corn kernels 1 tablespoon tomato paste 3 cans (14-ounce size) low sodium chicken broth 1 bay leaf 1 pinch dried thyme Salt and pepper to taste Directions In a large stockpot, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil and

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

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Battling the enemy from within is the greatest challenge in life; you can be your biggest supporter or your worst critic. It is not who you are that holds you back, it is who you think you are not. Are You Your Own Worst Enemy? People can influence not just the quality of your life but also the length of it; choose who guides you in life wisely . [Read More African Proverbs ] On a fool’s beard, the barber learns to shave. Nothing falls into the mouth of a sleeping lion. To wash a donkeys tail is loss of time and soap. After mischance everyone is wise. The one-eyed are kings in the land of the blind. A good lawyer is a bad neighbor. He does a good day’s work that rids himself of a fool. He who rides on the giant’s shoulders sees further than he who carries him. What is learned in the cradle lasts until the grave. One half of the world laughs at the other. What is enough was never little. A friend is known in the time of

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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