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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.

Life, death and torture of Sarah Baartman

The story of Sara Saartjie Baartman large butt, black female sexuality and body shapes is still one of empowerment vs exploitation entertainment. Sarah Baartman was exhibited in human zoo's naked or scantily dressed throughout Britain, Paris, Ireland, and Belgium from 1810 to 1815 in cages alongside animals, in public places and rich clients’ private homes. She was pinched, poked made fun of, studied, sexualized, and ridiculed as part of exotic exhibitions in Europe. The Hottentot Venus, Sarah Baartman was a South African Khoisan tribe woman from the Kalahari famous for the biggest butt the world has ever seen. Sarah Baartman became world famous as the most exotic of the four Hottentot Venuses paraded around Eroupe as well as a landmark court case. Life, death and torture of African Hottentot Venus Sarah Baartman. Treated inhumanly, the short life of the Hottentot Venus Sarah Baartman was one to be displayed and exhibited naked or scantily dressed at 225 Piccadilly in a cage

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas 20 facts

20 facts about the African hippopotamus for kids Hippos resting in the sand I want a hippopotamus for Christmas only a hippopotamus will do. 20 facts about the African hippopotamus for kids 1. Hippos spend up to 16 hours a day submerged in rivers and lakes to keep their massive bodies cool. 2. A baby hippo is called a calf and weighs nearly 100 pounds at birth. 3. A female hippopotamus is called a cow. 4. A group of hippos in known as a school. 5. A male hippopotamus is called a bull. 6. Hippos eyes and nostrils are located high on their heads, which allows them to see and breathe while mostly submerged. 7. Hippos can easily outrun a human running up to speeds on 20 miles per hour. 8. Hippos secrete an oily red substance, which gave rise to the myth that they sweat blood. Hippos teeth can grow up to 3 feet in length 9. Hippopotamuses give birth in water. 10. Female hippos have only one calf every two years. 11. Hippopotamuses spend a large

Fried Mopani Worms How to Cook

Southern African Christmas Day Fried Mopani with Spicy Peanut Sauce Recipe Fried Mopani with Peanut Sauce is a traditional South African holiday recipe. The mopani or caterpillars have no taste this is why they are most often served in a rich sauce.  Fried Mopani recipe Fried Mopani with Peanut Sauce is a traditional South African holiday recipe. Ingredients 3 cups mopani 1 tablespoon salt 1 hot pepper 1 teaspoon onion salt 1 teaspoon garlic salt 2 cups vegetable oil   Directions In a large steam pot steam mopani with all ingredients for 10 minutes, pat dry and in a large fry pan fry mopani in hot oil until crisp. Serve with peanut sauce.   The mopani or caterpillars have no taste this is why they are most often served in a rich sauce. Spicy peanut sauce recipe Spicy peanut sauce recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon white sugar 1 hot pepper, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 cup water   Directions In a medi

Mama Baboons Kindness is Punished by Death

Mama Baboons kindness is punished by death African folklore teaches us kind-heartedness should be accepted and rewarded, not punished by death. Mama Baboons’ Kindness is Punished by Death Once there was in a town a baby whose body was covered with a very troublesome and unsightly skin disease. The father and mother of this child had no choice but to work very hard on the neighboring rice farm, and owing to the condition of the little one's body the mother could not strap the baby upon her back, as is the usual custom, and take it with her to the field. She had to leave it in the hut uncared for and alone. When all the people of the town had gone to their farms, a baboon who lived with a family of baboons in the nearby bush came into the town and soon found the suffering baby. It took the child in its arms and carried it to the creek, where it bathed its wounds and anointed them with medicine made from roots and herbs. This was done with tender care. Kindness Afri

Albino too white to be a human being

Albino people are too white to be African and too white to be a human being. Throughout Africa, albinism is much more widespread than the rest of the world. Albinism is an inherited genetic condition that reduces the amount of melanin pigment formed in the skin, hair and/or eyes. Note: The term Person with Albinism (PWA) is the correct term to use and not albino for people living with the condition. Historically albino is a derogatory term putting their condition before the person. PWA puts the person before their condition. What is Albinism. African albino people are facing the daily horror of a rapidly growing industry in the sale of albino body parts The mutations in at least 12 different genes have been identified in different types of albinism in humans. Most people with albinism have pale skin, eye conditions , and are sensitive to the sun; this occurs in about 1 in 20,000 and 1 in 50,000 people worldwide depending on the type of albinism with Africa ha

Your brain could always use some random facts about Africa

Ten Interesting Facts for the Curious Mind about Africa Africa is home to more unknown than known. Below are 10 facts known about Africa that you possibly did not know about. Learning about African facts plays a key role in social and emotional education for children and adults. Random facts about Africa highlights ten important key learning facts for social-emotional learning benefits. Africa Ten Random Facts  Africa Your brain could always use some random facts about Africa. Alpha Omega beauty salon gazaland mall in Kampala Uganda Africa Africa has 54 countries, South Sudan is the newest and Liberia is the oldest republic. African continent is the world’s oldest populated area. Africa has over 25% of the world’s bird species. Africa has over 85% of the world’s elephants and over 99% of the remaining lions are on the African continent. Africa is the second large

Evil Forest Human Sacrifice Ritual Murders

Human Sacrifice in Africa. Human sacrifice has been practiced in various African cultures throughout history. About Evil Forest Human Sacrifice Ritual Murders, Ritual murders or greed Southern Nigeria’s Igbo ethnic group inhabits the remote villages of Umuhu and Ubahu-Ezike in Okija where police say they are investigating alleged ritual murders, while the shrine’s priests insist that their Gods killed the people. The question remains if Okija Village ritual murders are the Gods of the evil forests punishment or religious greed. Evil Forest Ritual Murders In many villages throughout rural Africa, those who are not practitioners of a major world religion such as Christianity , Catholicism, or Islam, almost all have their own Gods.  The oldest concept of the place where Gods exist, is in the forest. Southern Nigeria’s Igbo ethnic group inhabits the remote villages of Umuhu and Ubahu-Ezike in Okija where police say they are investigating alleged human sacrifice ritual murders, while

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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