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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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Grilled Green Bananas Recipe

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Green bananas are best eaten cooked.  Easy African recipe of grilled green bananas is a simple side dish usually accompanied by stew or porridge.  You can also substitute green or yellow plantains in this classic African recipe.   Grilled Green Bananas Recipe African recipes by African Gourmet     Green bananas are best eaten cooked. Easy African recipe of grilled green bananas is a simple side dish usually accompanied by stew or porridge. Ingredients       4 large green bananas 1 tablespoon palm oil      1  teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder      Directions Peel the bananas and cut in half lengthwise place on top of foil. Brush on palm oil and evenly add spices. Grill bananas wrapped in foil over very low coals for about 5 minutes on each side. Did you know? Côte d’Ivoire is the largest exporter in the Western African region of bananas followed by Cameroon, Ethiopia and Ghana. More than 70 million people in 15

Sudanese Lamb Fat Stew Recipe

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Lamb and sheep fats are used in a number of Sudan favorite recipes. Miris Lamb Fat Stew is a favorite Sudanese recipe Sudanese food is as diverse as its many cultures and Miris Lamb Fat Stew is a favorite recipe. Sudan sheep and lamb fat recipe. Around 35% of Sudan's 37 million residents have access to electricity; therefore cooking meals on an open fire is a necessity for most households. The National dish of Sudan arguably is a Miris, a simple meal made of cassavas, onions, okra and lamb fat for seasoning and flavor usually cooked the traditional way, over an open fire. Lamb and sheep fats are used in a number of North African, Middle Eastern, and Lebanese dishes but if lamb fat is too adventurous then use pork fatback or beef fat. If you really, really want to stay on the mild side of culinary life then use olive oil instead of lamb fat. Sudanese meals are eaten around a large, shared dish of meat, vegetable, salad, stews and sauce dishes are placed. Meals a

Positive Calibrated Home With Lavender Oil

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A major producer of lavender oil in Africa is South Africa creating a wonderful aromatic lavender oil to positively calibrate homes around the world with a pleasant and distinctive smell. Instead of aerosol sprays make a South African lavender oil room spray to positively calibrate your room. Essential lavender oil and sunshine The name lavender comes from the Latin verb lavare to wash or to bathe. The major producer of lavender oil in Africa is South Africa cultivated in Western and Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, and Mpumalanga provinces.  The weather conditions in the Western Cape are very similar to the Mediterranean climate. The plant parts used for oil distillation in making foot massage oils are the flowers and, in smaller quantities leaves.  The essential oil from only the flowering tops is of higher quality than oil obtained from the leaves for a better quality massage oil. Lavender is a fr

Disappearing Rivers of Africa

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The oddly common disappearing rivers of Namibia Africa flow for very short periods following heavy rainfall. Studying seven disappearing rivers of Africa and why do rivers disappear. Ekuma River Fish River Hoanib River Khan River Kuiseb River Oshigambo River Ugab River The Ekuma River is one of the seven disappearing rivers in Namibia Africa. Disappearing River Waters of Namibia Within the drier areas of Namibia in Africa, the majority of rivers are ephemeral, with some experiencing flow very rarely and others experiencing flow more frequently, but still intermittently. Ephemeral  means lasting for a very short time. The majority of flow events occurs in direct response to major rainfall events and is frequently of short duration. The majority of the streamflow will be derived from runoff generated on the catchment surface with only a small contribution derived from drainage out of saturated soils and rocks. The latter ma

What's your self-love status African proverb quotes

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Go ahead and always be you African proverbs about self-love. Self-love is all over you African proverbs teach us to be who we are in love, not who the world wants us to be. Be you. Be bold. Be unique. Be happy.   A sunbeam passes through pollution unpolluted.   Love begets love.   Love yourself with all your faults.   A man can be so changed by love as to be unrecognizable as the same person.   All men honor love, because it looks up, and not down.   In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.   Be united in love.   Love makes all equal.   As soon as the soul sees any object, it stops before that object.   A thing you want is dear at any price.   A thorn is a changed bud.   Beauty is everywhere a right welcome guest.   She who loves, believes. Being you is not always easy. You not being in love with yourself and playing small does not serve the world. Waking up to love who you are required letting

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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