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Four Dimensions of Climate Change in Africa

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Climate Change affects Africa Climate Change affects Africa’s three most populated countries, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Egypt in all four dimensions of food security: food availability, food accessibility, food utilization and food systems stability. Four Dimensions of Climate Change in Africa's three most populated countries of Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Egypt. Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Climate Change in Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Egypt. 1.    Nigeria 2015 population estimated 181.5 million           2.    Ethiopia 2015 population estimated at 99.3 million       3.    Egypt 2015 population estimated at 89.1 million Accessing the soil for  growing crops in Africa According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, climate change will affect all four dimensions of food security: food availability, food accessibility, food utilization and food systems stability.  It will have an impact on human

I Am Not Quiet, I Am Plotting African Proverbs

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I Am Not Quiet, I Am Plotting African Proverbs Introverts Quiet Plotting I am not quiet, I am plotting African Proverbs; may the Ancestors impart knowledge into you about quiet thinkers. I Am Not Quiet, I Am Plotting I Am Not Quiet, I Am Plotting African Proverbs Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture 5-18-2015 Quiet people have the loudest minds If you are the quiet sort, you are probably used to people misunderstanding your quietness. People may think you are shy or maybe even insecure just because you do not talk your head off to everyone. Quiet people are thinkers; in fact, they tend to overthink a particular situation. Five African proverbs to help understand, people who are quiet may not be shy, but intensely thinking.  I am not quiet, I am plotting African Proverbs One does not become great by claiming greatness. - African Proverb The dog's bark is not might, but fright. - Afric

Egusi Smoked Fish Stew Recipe

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Egusi Smoked Fish Stew Recipe Pumpkin Seeds African Recipes by African Gourmet   Egusi smoked fish stew recipe is a stress-free simple African recipe to make for a family weeknight dinner. Egusi seeds are the seeds of plants of squash, melon, gourd, pumpkin etc which after being dried and ground are used as an ingredient in East and West African recipes. Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 35 min Total time: 55 min Egusi Smoked Fish Stew Recipe Ingredients 2 large pieces any smoked fish 2 large white fish filets 2 large handfuls sorrel leaves or spinach ½ cup ground egusi seeds 2 large tomatoes, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 2 teaspoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons palm oil or butter 1 teaspoon ground curry powder 1 hot pepper, chopped 5 cups fish stock or water Directions Heat palm oil over medium heat in a large pot, add onions and garlic. Add remaining ingredients except for egusi, fish and sorrel o

Spiritual Enemies

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The belief in spiritual enemies is common throughout the world. These ill-behaved often-dangerous spirits play tricks on humans and do things to disturb anyone who crosses their path. Spiritual Enemies Mischievous spirits are real things to many people in Africa. They dwell in the rivers, the swamps, the forests, the desert and all places in between. They inhabit the great rifts and waterfalls. Every nook and cranny of Africa may have demons, goblins, evil mermaids and disembodied parts of humankind. Spirits travel at night, during the day, carry mysterious lights, destroy farms, steal seeds from the town granaries, sprinkle disease and famine among the cattle and people, bewitch children in their sleep, impart gifts of divination, skill and other gratuities to whomsoever they favor, or bring sorrow, persecution, or death, any victim they will.   The belief in ill-behaved spirits are common throughout the world, a man suddenly disappears; evil spirits have devoured him. A hunt

South Africa Mango Chicken Skewers

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Grilled Mango Chicken Sosaties Skewers Sosaties are a traditional South African kabob recipe of lamb, chicken or mutton grilled on skewers over a braai or BBQ grill. African Recipes by African Gourmet   Grilled mango chicken Sosaties skewers are one of the great braai or barbeque kabob foods of South Africa. Prep time: 3 hours Cook time: 20 min Total time: 3 hours 20 min Grilled Mango Chicken Sosaties Skewers Ingredients 4 large metal skewers 2 pounds white meat chicken cubed 2 red bell peppers cut into large cubes 2 large onions cut into large cubes Marinade for chicken 1/2 cup olive oil 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons Indian curry powder 2 tablespoons mango juice 4 sage leaves chopped 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons mango chutney 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Pinch of salt Directions Mix all marinade ingredients well and marinate chicken for at least 3 hours. Thread chicken,

Who are the first, second, third and fourth world countries

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Who are the first, second, third and fourth world countries First Second Third and Fourth World Countries By right people can pursue their economic, social and cultural development without the labels of first, second, third and fourth world citizen. Who are the first, second, third and fourth world countries Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture 7-9-2016 Citizens of the World Not First Second Third and Fourth World Countries. ·         First World refers to developed, capitalist, industrial countries, North America, Western Europe, Japan and Australia. ·         Second World refers to Russia, Eastern Europe and some of the Turkish States as well as China. ·         Third World includes developing nations of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. ·         Fourth World references stateless groups of people such as people living in refugee camps or people who are entirely self-sufficient, but they do not participate in the global econo

Having Faith Zulu African Proverbs

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If we have faith, we can move mountains. Having faith Zulu African proverbs shows us that there is an all-knowing being greater and wiser than ourselves. Having faith African proverbs offers hope and confidence through unceasing unshakable faith. Having Faith Zulu African Proverbs   To have faith means to trust  Zulu African Proverb Zulu African Proverb Zulu African Proverb Zulu African Proverb Zulu African Proverb Zulu African Proverb Having Faith Zulu African Proverbs 1.    When a home is burnt down the rebuilt home is more beautiful. –Zulu Proverb 2.    Those that plan without the help of the spirit must plan again. – Zulu Proverb 3.    Go forth alone, you will soon find a stone on the road that you that you cannot pass. –Zulu Proverb 4.    A small fire is easy to smother. – Zulu Proverb 5.    A deaf ear is followed by death; an ear that listens is followed by blessings.  –Zulu Proverb 6.    When heaven is poi

Only Place in the World Where Four Countries Meet

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Only Place in the World Where Four Countries Meet Kazungula Ferry unites four corners of Namibia, Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe of Africa. Only Place in the World Where Four Countries Meet Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Kazungula Bridge is situated where the borders of 4 African countries meet, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. The Kazungula Bridge created a link between Botswana and Zambia across the Zambezi River that flows into the famous Chobe River. Kazangula ferry engines The Kazungula public ferry or pontoon service (a flotation device able to float itself as well as a heavy load) is driven by a side mounted diesel engine, transports a few vehicles at a time across the river.  The border crossing is the only place in the world where four countries come close uniting at a quadripoint.  A quadripoint is a point on the Earth that touches the border of four distinct territories. Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia are bel

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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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