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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.

Importance of African locust bean trees

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African locust bean trees are important to economics for women. Soumbala and Dawadawa pastes are made from the fermented seeds of African locust beans​. African locust tree bark, leaves, flowers, and pods have a number of medicinal and food uses. The African locust bean tree, honey bean tree or the Dawadawa tree is a multipurpose tree used widely in Africa for medicine, food, and trade and pest control. African locust bean tree African locust tree is a large tree with slow growth and begins fruiting after 8 years. Once established African locust trees need little care, and the food they provide often requires no effort other than picking or collecting. In Africa below the Saharan desert, from Senegal to Tanzania the seeds from locust trees are cooked like beans, or fermented and added to sauces. Soumbala and Dawadawa pastes are made from the fermented seeds of the African locust bean tree used widely across Western Africa. The paste is high and fat and is use

Losing Africa through the environment

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First a few facts about Africa Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain on the continent. It towers over 19,300 feet, which is so tall that glaciers can be found at its summit even though the mountain is near the equator. The longest river in the world, the Nile at 4,132 miles is located in eleven countries in Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Kenya , Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, and Egypt . Africa has over 85% of the world’s elephants and over 99% of the remaining lions are on the African continent. Africa has over 25% of the world’s bird species. By 2025 there will be 30 million people younger than 24 years old living in Africa. By 2050, Africa is projected to be home to one in every four of the world's inhabitants, and almost 40 % of its children under 18 years. Losing Africa through the environment June 2013 spokesperson Najia Bounaim of Greenpeace Africa stated in an interview with ABC News South Africa; African governments face seve

African Lamb Vegetable Stew From The Gambia Recipe

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Domada is the national dish of The Gambia, the smallest country on Africa's mainland. This stew is deliciously flavored African lamb stew made with a blend of lamb, vegetable, creamy peanut butter, and spices. Domada is the national dish of The Gambia When you think of livestock production in The Gambia, think traditional. Small-scale Gambia farmers keep lamb and sheep for household food, selling and trading. There are an estimated 145,000 sheep in the country; sheep's first year of life is called a lamb while mutton is a mature sheep. Lambs intended for meat are generally sent for slaughter at five to eight months old. African food  recipes are easy to make at home. Gambia African lamb stew made with a blend of lamb, vegetable, creamy peanut butter, and spices. Ingredients 1 ½ pound lamb cut into cubes 2 large onions, diced 2 large tomatoes, diced 1 small eggplant, peeled and diced 2 heaping tablespoons creamy peanut butter 3 medium carrots, diced 2 medium w

Panama Papers, Stealing from Africa's poor to give to the rich

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The Panama Papers detail tax avoidance using very poor African countries by very wealthy International companies and individuals. These unethical business practices undermine Africa’s progress trapping millions of Africans in poverty . The Panama Papers have lifted the veil on a secret world in which tax havens are used to shift billions out of the world’s poorest countries in Africa. What are the Panama Papers? Stealing is stealing and the Panama Papers details how shell companies steal from billions from Africa's poor to give to the rich. The Panama Papers 11.5 million leaked documents detail tax avoidance using very poor African countries by very wealthy International companies and individuals.  Reverse Robin Hood Syndrome  The Panama Papers are 11.5 million leaked documents that detail financial and attorney-client information for the Mossack Fonseca law firm.  Fifty-two out of fifty-four African countries are men

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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