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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.

You Can't Make an Ungrateful Person Happy

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You Can't Make an Ungrateful Person Happy Better to not try to make an ungrateful person happy The African proverb, When a person is carrying someone on his back, the one being carried gets tired before he does teaches you can not make an ungrateful person happy because they don't care about all the good things you've done for them. You Can't Make an Ungrateful Person Happy Ungrateful People You Can't Make an Ungrateful Person Happy “When a person is carrying someone on his back, the one being carried gets tired before he does” – African Proverb Five signs of an ungrateful person Never feel satisfied Nothing fills them up, even if they achieve a goal or get something they want. It seems like they have an insatiable appetite. They just never feel full. Feel entitled Ungrateful people expect to be given everything from everyone no matter how trivial or absurd. They feel a sense that the world owes them something.

Yoruba village communities, art, religion and Yoruba civil wars

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Study about people, religion and Yoruba civil wars of Nigeria and the role in the slave trade for a well-round view of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Yoruba village communities, art, religion and Yoruba civil wars of Nigeria. Who are the Yoruba? The history of the peoples that constitute the present country of Nigeria dates back more than 2,000 years. The earliest archaeological finds were of the Nok, who inhabited the central Jos Plateau between the Niger and Benue rivers between 300 B.C. and 200 A.D. A number of states or kingdoms with which contemporary ethnic groups can be identified existed before 1500. Long before the 1500s, much of present-day Nigeria was divided into states, which can be identified with the modern ethnic groups that trace their history to the origins of these states. These early states included the Yoruba kingdoms, the Edo kingdom of Benin, the Hausa cities, and Nupe. The most populous country in Africa and the largest in area of the West Africa

Making African Food Vegetable Spicy Peanut Sauce

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In regions of Zambia, the peanut plays an important role both as income and food crop. Making African Food Vegetable Spicy Peanut Sauce Making African Food Vegetable Spicy Peanut Sauce Ingredients 3 cups broccoli florets 1 thinly sliced red bell pepper 1 chopped hot pepper (optional) ¼ cup vegetable stock ¼ cup water ¼ cup smooth peanut butter 2 teaspoons minced garlic cloves Directions Whisk water, peanut butter, and garlic cloves together in bowl. Add broccoli, red bell pepper, and vegetable stock in large pot covered, over high heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Add sauce to pot and simmer over medium-high heat until thickened, about 30 seconds. Return vegetables to pot and cook until well coated, about 30 seconds. Serve warm over rice. About Peanuts in Africa Cooking in Zambia Africa Despite its beauty, the poverty rate in Zambia is around 27 percent, most people living off $1.25 per day. Zambia is home to seventy various ethnic groups. Small family farm

Madagascar Organic Coconut Chips Recipe

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Learn how to quickly and easily crack open a coconut and enjoy freshly made Madagascar organic baked coconut chips. Coconuts are not indigenous to Africa but have found the perfect home to grow in Africa’s Madagascar and coastal countries of east Africa . Organic Coconut Chips Recipe Madagascar Organic Coconut Chips Recipe Ingredients 1 coconut 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar (optional) ½ teaspoon paprika (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Then use a corkscrew or screwdriver and a hammer to pierce the eyes. Strain water through a fine sieve into a glass or bowl to allow the coconut water to drain out. Place the coconut in a sturdy plastic bag and smash it on a hard surface like a floor or concrete driveway. Separate coconut flesh from shell, rinse and dry coconut. Using a vegetable peeler, remove strips from edges. Place the coconut strips on a baking sheet in a single layers, season with salt an

Sautéed Chicken Wings with Shito Hot Sauce

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Sautéed Chicken Wings with Shito Hot Sauce Chicken Wings with Ghana Shito Ghanaian pepper sauce recipe is 1-2-3 to make. Shito is Ghana’s much-loved hot sauce and everyone in Ghana has a unique recipe for this classic hot pepper sauce. Make Chicken Wings with Ghana Shito Hot Sauce Ingredients 2 pounds chicken wings 2 cups tomato puree 10 dried hot chilies 1 tablespoon shrimp paste 1 tablespoon fish sauce 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon cumin 1/4 cup olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Directions Season chicken wings with black pepper and salt, place in a large resealable plastic bag. Add remaining ingredients into a food processor and mix well. Add sauce into the bag with the chicken wings, seal and coat. Marinate at least 3 hours. In a large fry pan saute wings on medium-low 30 minutes. Serve with a side salad or grilled vegetables.    Sautéed Chicken Wings with Shito

Fumo Liyongo African Swahili Hero Poet

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Fumo Liyongo African Swahili Hero Poet African Hero Poet. Fumo Liyongo was an African Swahili supernatural mythological hero, the son of African royalty. The mighty African hero Liyongo was an invincible poet a standing over eight feet tall. The mystical powers and supernatural abilities of the African hero Liyongo are told in many African Swahili poems. Fumo Liyongo African Swahili Hero Poet. Fumo Liyongo means strong spear. At the heart of many of the world's most enduring myths and legends is a bigger than life hero who triumphs over obstacles. Fumo Liyongo was famous throughout the land. He was a strong young man, beautiful and tall, he was so special he could not be compared to any other human. Apart from the exaggerated physical features, Liyongo is also described as humble, respectful and obedient. Liyongo is similar to the tales told of the USA’s Paul Bunyan and John Henry. Liyongo and Paul Bunyan are larger than life mythical folk heroes who symbolize strength. Sw

African fathers deserve to be praised

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African fathers deserve to be praised Every day, our culture transmits the message that African dads are not involved in their child's life. Black fathers tend to get the short end of the stick when it comes to being appreciated. African fathers deserve to be praised 365 days of the year. Father's Day is a special day of celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood and the influence of fathers in the world.  The idea for Father's Day originated in the United States and has been officially celebrated on the third Sunday in June since 1966. The general perception in the world is that the African fathers does not exist however, many black African fathers play an active role in their children’s lives spending more time in their children's day-to-day lives than any other race. A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. Fatherhood Quotes He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and

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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