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African Culture is World Heritage

African Proverb

African Proverb
Distance diminishes the elephant

African cashew farmers positive and negative impacts

African cashew farmers positive and negative impacts Africa is the center of the cashew world, producing well over 40 percent of the world's cashew nuts. Cashew plantations are owners and issues. Cashew plantations are owned primarily by men in Africa, as women and migrants have difficulty obtaining access to land ownership. For most growers, work in the plantations is manual and involves the use of manual hand tools. Growers with large cashew plantations use animals to work the land, in rare cases heavy machinery; in all cases, family labor makes an important contribution. Most African cashew nuts are shipped raw and unprocessed directly to processing factories in Asia, where they are turned into kernels for the European, American and Asian markets. Cashew growing has a positive environmental impact in that it serves to protect, conserve and reconstitute the land. In Cote d’Ivore, Mozambique, Tanzania, Benin, Guinea Bissau, Togo, Burkina Faso and Nigeria,

Five I’m That Chick African Proverbs

Five I’m That Chick African Proverbs What are the qualities of a real woman? I'm That Chick African Proverbs teaches us what are the fascinating characteristics of highly desirable women. 5   I’m That Chick African Proverbs I'm That Chick African Proverbs The spirit of womanhood consists of truth and openness, which are meant both to please ourselves, and to make others comfortable with real women. Womanhood is the goodness of heart put into daily practice; there can be no true womanhood without kindness, transparency, honesty, and awareness. I'm That Chick African Proverbs Many believe that a strong woman is but a mask worn in the world meant to conceal fragility and weak minded impulses, and to make a show of strength not really existing in the heart. That womanhood is merely hypocrisy and camouflage. I'm That Chick African Proverbs People dismiss true chicks, because to be truly a woman, one must carry the principles into every the

Bad Sister African Folklore Story

Bad Sister African Folklore Story Mushonga the Bad Sister is a popular South African Folklore story of brutal jealousy and an obsession that ends in the horrific murders of three innocent brothers. Bad Sister  Bad Sister African Folklore of Poor Jealous Mushonga. Mushonga was the only daughter of Lightning and Rain . One day, Lightning’s three sons from another marriage came to visit their baby sister for the first time in 15 years. Mushonga did not know her three brothers though the township people said, "Do not you see they are your brothers?" Mushonga was jealous she was no longer her father’s center of attention and decided to kill her three brothers that very night. The three brothers had, however, a Guinea fowl who watched over them their entire journey to their father’s house. Mushonga begged her boyfriend and his four brothers to help her in her murderous plans and they agreed. However, when the men crept near, in ord

What are the Conflict-Minerals Mined in Africa

What are Conflict-Minerals Mined in Africa Conflict-Minerals 3TG. Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank-Act; disclosing the use of the conflict-minerals or 3TG, tantalum, tin, gold and tungsten in Africa. What are the Conflict-Minerals Mined in Africa Conflict minerals have fueled and continue to help fund and sustain armed violence in Africa. Companies that are required to file a Conflict-Minerals Report must exercise due diligence on the source and chain of custody of their conflict minerals. Why are conflict minerals called conflict minerals? Food is not the main imported item into Africa however; machinery and equipment top the list. Machinery and equipment used to mine minerals. Pick any household electronic at random such as a cell phone, a remote control, or a laptop and it probably contains minerals mined in Africa. Tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold are some of the four minerals that are most often linked to armed-conflicts and related human rights abuses in Africa. Materials u

Fried Cassava Garri Fritters

Fried Cassava Garri Fritters Garri fried fritters is a popular West African food made from cassava flour and fried until golden brown served with African soups and stews. West African Fried Garri Fritters Recipe African recipes by African Gourmet Golden brown Garri Fritters are a favorite recipe of Western Africa made with ground cassava flour and spices fried into delicious snacks. Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 10 Total time: 20 min By Chic African Culture African food recipe West African Garri Fritters Recipe Ingredients 2 cups cassava flour 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1 tablespoon white sugar 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 - 1/3 cups water 1-2 cups oil for frying Directions In a large frying pan heat vegetable oil. Add all ingredients, mix well and form small fritters, fry until golden brown about 3 minutes on each side. Sprinkle with extra salt or curry powder before se

Homemade African Suya Meat Rub Recipe

Homemade African Suya Meat Rub Recipe Let's make an easy suya meat rub like they do in Nigeria’s capital city of Lagos. What are Suya Joints? Suya Spots in Africa three facts Suya is a street food that defies ethnic and racial boundaries. Suya sellers create delicious street food from the flames of charcoal grills. Suya spots are Lagos equivalent to happy hour. Mai Suya, often referred to as Mallam are people who make their living by selling roasted Suya, a spicy skewered meat that is a popular delicacy among many African ethnic groups. However, Suya is a street food that defies ethnic and racial boundaries, as even non-locals enjoy it as much as locals.  Nigeria’s capital city of Lagos generates about a quarter of Nigeria's total gross domestic product; this is due to impart of the local entrepreneurs, the Suya seller. Cheap eats, good friends African happy hour  One of the most prominent ethnic groups in Northern Nigeria, the Hausa

Traveling Hot Peppers and Peanuts Fusion Snack Recipe

Traveling Hot Peppers and Peanuts Fusion Snack Recipe High protein Kuli Kuli African Fusion groundnut snack recipe. Traveling hot peppers and peanuts Kuli Kuli is a popular snack of the Hausa people on the go. Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture 9-6-2017 Kuli Kuli is made from roasted groundnuts ground into a rough paste mixed with sweet and savory spices and deep-fried. Ingredients 1 cup roasted Bambara groundnuts or peanuts 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground paprika ¼ teaspoon salt Peanut oil for grinding Directions Grind nuts and spices in a food processor adding enough oil to make a rough paste. Shape the peanut paste into balls. Roll Kuli Kuli in coconut flakes or chocolate chips for an African Fusion twist. Serve as a snack. Read more food recipes about Africa Fried Coconut Garden Eggs Eggplants Easy Vegetarian Sweet Potato Curry Soup Brinjal and Eggplant are two different words that re

African cultures are fading away

African cultures are fading away African traditions are passed on through generations but gradually, Africans are losing many traditions and rituals. African rich cultural traditions attract attention worldwide but African Cultures are losing traditions and rituals and the loss may come to late to teach us each that African culture is a unique answer to the question of what it means to be human. The current era of globalization is having a melting pot influence on indigenous African cultures. While this may promote the integration of societies and has provided millions of people with new opportunities, it also brings with it a loss of uniqueness of indigenous African cultures, which in turn can lead to loss of identity and even self-conflict. This is especially true for traditional African societies, which are exposed to rapid modernization. Language is a part of the culture; nearly half of the 7,000 languages spoken in the world are expected to vanish in the ne

Two youngest African billionaires

Two Youngest African Billionaires Two youngest African billionaires as Africa's number of billionaires are increasing. Two youngest African billionaires are  Mohammed Dewji, 41 and  Isabel dos Santos, 43. Africa currently has many African billionaires; Mohammed Dewji is ranked 16th and is the youngest at age 41, his current net worth is 1.4 billion. Isabel dos Santos is ranked 8th with a net worth of 3.2 billion at age 43.  African Billionaire Mohammed Dewji African billionaire Tanzania’s richest man and Africa’s 31 st richest man Name: Mohammed "Mo" Gulamabbas Dewji Net Worth: $1.4 Billion Age: 41 Source of Wealth: Diversified Residence: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Citizenship: Tanzania Marital Status: Married Children: 3 Most Memorable Quote: “Every good and bad experience in life will teach you something. Choosing how to learn from your past shapes who you are today” Tanzania's only

Feet are the best part of the chicken recipe

Feet are the best part of the chicken recipe Feet are the best part of the chicken recipe Chicken feet dishes and recipes are found all over Africa. Chicken feet are unused in many parts of the world but are considered a delicacy in many parts of Africa. The African Gourmet will show you how to prepare chicken feet recipes the easy way. Chicken feet are available to many people at affordable prices. How to prepare chicken feet the best way is with the African food recipe of chicken feet sauteed with wild mustard green leaves. Chicken feet have a unique flavor of sharp mustard greens and sauteed with chicken feet simmered into a delicious and easy chicken feet African food recipe. African food recipes are easy to make at home. Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 20 min Total time: 30 min Feet are the best part of the chicken recipe Ingredients 4 cleaned and prepared chicken feet cut in two 4 handfuls chopped mustard greens 1 medium onion, chopped 1 large tomato, c

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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My mother is a historian of African culture and history and her 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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Elegant but earthy The African Gourmet and Chic African Culture highlights African culture, food recipes, modern and ancient history.

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