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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.

How to eat Plantain Fufu.

How to eat Plantain Fufu. Plantain fufu is a staple food common in many countries in Africa. How do you eat Fufu? Simply tear off a small piece of foufou hold it with your fingers making a slight indentation to scoop up a small portion of food. Plantain Fufu Recipe Easy Plantain Fufu Recipe How to make African food, plantains are used for cooking at any stage of ripeness; green, partially yellow ripe, yellow ripe and brown yellow overripe. Easy Plantain Fufu Recipe Ingredients 3 peeled and boiled Plantains 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt Water for boiling Directions In a large pot place the peeled and evenly cut plantains and cover with water. Boil until soft about 20 minutes. Place the salt, flour, and plantains in a mixer and knead until the consistency of soft dough is achieved. Fufu should be much stiffer than mashed potatoes in texture.    Did you know? Foufou goes by many names, Fufu, Foofoo, and Fufuo; whatever the name foufou is a thick,

Ethiopian Oromo People Most Popular African Proverbs

Oromo people in Africa. Oromo people comprise 34 percent of the Ethiopian population. Every aspect of the Oromo pastoralist culture is captured in stories, proverbs and songs and handed down from one generation to the next. Ethiopian Oromo People Most Popular African Proverbs   The Borana Oromo are a pastoralist group living in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. The Borana who are part of a very much larger group of the Oromo, left the southern highlands of Ethiopia in the 1500's. They are mainly found in Ethiopia but some also live in Kenya and can be estimated at about 4 million in these two countries. Those on the Kenya side of the border live in a large area of barren northern Kenya. About 44% of the Kenya Borana live in Marsabit District, into Tana River District, Garissa District and in Moyale District. The heaviest concentration live in the Sololo area of Marsabit District and in Moyale District. Those in Isiolo District are concentrated in Merti and Garba Tula. Since the ear

HIV AIDS death rate chart in Africa by Country

The year 2018 is the last year the HIV/AIDS deaths rate in Africa by Country was updated. This chart provides from highest to lowest reported estimate of the number of adults and children who died of AIDS in Africa during the 2018 calendar year. Fifteen African countries do not have or provide HIV/AIDS deaths rates. There are eight African counties with the top 10 HIV/AIDS deaths in the world. 1. South Africa 2. India 3. Mozambique 4. Nigeria 5. Indonesia 6. Kenya 7. Tanzania 8. Uganda 9. Zimbabwe 10. Cameroon HIV/AIDS death rate chart in Africa by Country African Country Number of adults and children who died of AIDS South Africa 71,000 Mozambique 53,900 Nigeria 53,200 K

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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