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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.

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Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

Curried Cassava Fritters Recipe

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Cassava Recipe. Golden brown Curried Cassava Fritters are a delicious inexpensive African recipe ready in just minutes. Cassava is very versatile root vegetable and is used the main ingredient in bread, fries, roasted veggie stews and soups, chin-chin, fritters, sweet cakes and fufu. Curried Cassava Fritters African Recipes by The African Gourmet Golden brown Curried Cassava Fritters are a delicious inexpensive African recipe ready in just minutes. Ingredients: 2 Cups finely grated cassava 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon curry powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1-2 cups Oil for frying   Directions: In a large frying pan heat vegetable oil. Wash, peel and finely grate the fresh cassava in a food processor. Add spices, mix well and form small flat fritters with the pulp mixture. Fry the fritters in hot oil until golden brown about 3 minutes on each side. Sprinkle with extra salt or

North African Tunisia Harissa Recipe

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Tunisian Harissa Chickpea Vegetarian Recipe Tunisia is a North African country which harissa hot pepper paste is a national condiment used on hundreds of recipes. Harissa mixed with chickpeas, tomatoes and peppers makes an easy healthy African vegetarian meal. North African Tunisia Harissa Recipe Ingredients 2 cans chickpeas 1 red pepper, seeded and sliced into eight strips 1 yellow pepper, seeded and sliced into eight strips 10 cherry tomatoes, halved 2 tablespoons harissa paste ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 handful fresh basil leaves 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup water Directions Pour the olive oil into a large frying pan over medium heat. Add peppers to the pan for 2-3 minutes. Add tomatoes then mix in harissa. Add chickpeas and water and stir, heat 5 minutes. Remove from heat, season with salt and lemon juice. Add a handful of fresh basil. Serve with fresh bread or over rice. North African Tunisia Harissa Rec

History of Earrings

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Since around 3,000 B.C., earrings have been a status, cultural and religious symbol. Earrings first made their debut in Northern Africa as early as 3,000 B.C. History of Earrings Earrings first made their debut in Northern Africa as early as 3,000 B.C. to identify the wearer’s cultural status.  The main materials used to create Egyptian pieces of jewelry were copper and gold worn by both men and women. Earrings have been found in graves in Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey, ancient Assyria. The ancient Persian city of Persepolis, founded by Darius the Great around 518 B.C. shows elaborate wall carvings of men wearing hoop earrings.  Ancient Persian city of Persepolis, shows elaborate wall carvings of men wearing hoop earrings Earrings were symbols of adornment, wealth and social standing, cultural identification, and even currency throughout history. Earrings are menti

Flies in Africa

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Flies in Africa, what is African sleeping sickness? What is the tsese fly? African sleeping sickness, is a parasitic disease spread by the tsetse fly East African and West African African Sleeping Sickness African trypanosomiasis, also called African sleeping sickness, is a parasitic disease spread by the tsetse fly. Symptoms include fatigue, high fever, headaches, and muscle aches. If the disease is not treated, it can cause death. African sleeping sickness is caused by microscopic parasites of the species Trypanosoma brucei, which is found only in rural Africa. Currently, many cases go undiagnosed and unreported. Sleeping sickness is curable with medication but is fatal if left untreated. There are two types of African sleeping sickness diseases each is named for the region of Africa in which they were found historically. East African sleeping sickness is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense , which is

Five African Proverbs About Deceit and Lies

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African proverbs, quotes, and sayings about cunning, deceit, and lies.  Every day we face an epidemic of deception. Hardly anyone never lies but as the African ancestors say lying is the work of petty spirits leaving the truth behind in the dirt. Below are 5 famous African proverbs, quotes, and sayings about cunning, deceit, and lies. African proverbs have deepened the inner awareness of the fearful, strengthened the convictions of leaders, been received as warnings by the rebellious, furnished rules of conduct for the community, comforted the broken and depressed and inspired the young and old to act as one in society. African Proverbs are words of wisdom and warning against cunning, lies and deceit African proverbs predate written literature therefore, it is impossible to trace them to their beginnings. Many proverbs from Africa which we are familiar were, as far as we know, first used by Africans, Arabs, Asians, Greeks, and then Romans. Many African proverbs have been the word

Make Ghana hot sauce bottles

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Make Ghana hot sauce bottles Bottle and sell your own Shito Ghana hot sauce bottles. Hot Peppers for Shito Shito red hot sauce in Ghana is often used on grilled meats to fried eggs, fish, and stews and soups. Bottled Shito hot sauce brings a lot of flavor to food and once you have drizzled homemade hot sauce on your breakfast burrito or pizza, you will be hooked. Make Shito hot sauce to your level of spiciness, put those beautiful red hot peppers from your garden or the local farmer’s market to skillful culinary use, and make extra bottles to give away as gifts.    African recipes by The African Gourmet  Shito Ghanaian pepper sauce is made with hot peppers, shrimp, fish, tomato paste and seasonings to create Ghana’s most beloved hot sauce.    Make Ghana hot sauce in bottles. Ingredients 3 medium tomatoes, chopped 10 hot peppers 1 tablespoon shrimp paste 1 tablespoon fish sauce 1 medium onion, chopped 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 cup olive o

Mozambique Fiery Piri Piri Sauce

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Piri Piri pepper pepper sauce is a scorching hot African hot sauce recipe from Mozambique. How to Make Mozambique African Food Fiery Piri Piri African Hot Sauce and learn about the beautiful people of Mozambique. Piri Piri, pepper pepper sauce is a scorching hot African hot sauce recipe Piri Piri, or pepper pepper sauce is a very hot sauce that is used on meats, seafood, vegetables, French fries and any other dish imaginable.  Portuguese colonists influence the history of Mozambique food and Piri Piri sauce is a typical dish in African households that come with practice to make perfect. Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 10 min Total time: 30 min Mozambique Fiery Piri Piri Sauce Ingredients   1 minced piri piri pepper or any type of hot pepper    3/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flake ¼ teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger pow

Braai-Broodjies Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

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South Africa grilled cheese sandwich, Braai-broodjies or barbecued sandwiches are one of South Africa’s favorite grilled cheese African recipes. South African Braai-Broodjies Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe Cheese Tomato and Onion Braai-Broodjies are delicious African food traditionally cooked over barbeque coals or a braai in South Africa. Varieties of Braai-Broodjies are endless, the classic recipe can be easily made at home and you can add goat cheese, rosemary, peppers, billabong or any of your favorite ingredients. Try this delicious version of South African grilled cheese sandwich with your favorite cheese, tomatoes, onions and any type bread, try potato or naan bread for a modern twist. African Grilled Cheese Braai-Broodjies Sandwich Braai-Broodjies grilled cheese sandwiches are a delicious African food recipe traditionally cooked over barbeque coals or a braai in South Africa. Ingredients 4 slices naan bread 4 slices Swiss cheese 1 sliced red onion 1

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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