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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.

Ji Fried Sweet Yam Fritters Recipe

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Ji Fried Sweet Yam Fritters Recipe African Yam Recipe The white yam originated in West Africa and accounts for 90 percent of world production of yams. The yam belt of West Africa includes Nigeria, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Bénin and Togo along their forest and savanna areas. Nigeria yields 70 percent of the world's yams. Ji means yam in the West African Igbo language. Yams are a favorite food of West Africa's yam belt; especially fried yams. Ji Fried Sweet Yam Fritters Recipe Africa Yam recipe makes delicious African Food Ji Fried Sweet Yam Fritters Ingredients 1 cup cooked yams (not sweet potatoes) 1 cup rice flour or all-purpose flour 1/2 cup white sugar Oil for frying Directions In a large bowl mash yams into a thick paste adding a small amount of water if needed. Add flour and sugar mixing well. In large frying pan heat 2 cups of oil, drop by tablespoon the mixture into the hot oil until golden brow

King Eagles Promise is Easily Broken African Folklore

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King Eagles promise is easily broken African Folklore teaches us to think before making a promise to someone, especially to the Sparrow bird. Sparrow hides all his relatives in the bush at the river. King Eagles Promise is Easily Broken African Folklore The animals choose the powerful Eagle as their King and throw him a great feast.  Sparrow wishes to present a gift to Eagle but, Eagle will pay him no attention unless he first drinks a huge pot of wine. If Sparrow succeeds in this, Eagle agrees to share with him his kingdom.  Sparrow asks King Eagle that after each drink of wine he be allowed to fly to the river for a drink of water.  Overconfident Eagle unwisely agrees to Sparrow's request. Sparrow hides all his relatives in the bush at the river. After the first drink of wine, he flies to the river, and a relative takes his place for the second drink; another relative goes for the third drink and so on until the pot is emptied. King Eagle is amaze

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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