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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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How many countries does Africa have?

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How many countries in Africa and the real truth behind the confusing number of countries. Africa has 58 Countries, Africa has 55 countries, Africa has 54 countries, and all are true statements. How many countries does Africa have How many countries does Africa really have? Africa has 58 Countries, Africa has 55 countries, Africa has 54 countries, and all are true statements. The answer is if you are referring to sovereign states officially recognized by the African Union, Africa has 54 however if you are referring to United Nations African countries then Africa has 58 but, African states whose sovereignty is internationally recognized with diplomatic recognition is 55. This explains why in some cases Africa is listed as having 54, 55 and 58 countries. The African Union (AU), founded May 2001 is a continental union recognizes Africa has having 54 countries. African Union recognized African Countries 1. Algeria 2. Angola 3. Benin 4. Botswana 5. Burkina Faso 6. Burundi 7.

Fried Coconut Garden Eggs

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The Persians brought eggplants to Africa and because of their shape they became known as garden eggs. Garden eggs in Africa are a vegetable grown in the subtropics and tropics popular in Central and West Africa. Garden eggs in Africa have many different eggplant varieties. Purple and white varieties are available and there are varieties with mixed colors like light purple with white stripes, purple with green stripes or purple with green and white stripes. Shapes range from oval to elongated. The incredibly versatile garden egg eggplant works in everything from fritters, soups to stews in African recipes. Garden eggs are a smaller variety of the eggplant that is highly cultivated and valued in most sub-Saharan African countries. The garden egg gets its name from the small size of the eggplant and is roughly the same size as a chicken egg. In African Igbo society, the garden egg represents fruitfulness and good fortune. Eggplant Recipe Fried Coconut Garden Eggs. Ingredients

Mozambique Coconut Beans Recipe

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African Mozambique Coconut Beans Recipe African Beans Recipe Try mixing it up with unique African food recipe of coconut beans. Add more protein to your diet with Mozambique coconut beans recipe, a warm bowl of coconut beans with rice is a meal in itself. African beans and coconut is a classic pairing in Mozambique. This African Mozambique coconut beans recipe shows that you can play with seasonings and ingredients and jazz up plain old beans. Rice and beans is the most common food dish in the African Country of Mozambique. Mozambique Coconut Beans Recipe. African Recipes by The African Gourmet   Rice and beans is the most common food dish in the African Country of Mozambique. Mozambique Coconut Beans Recipe is a hearty vegetarian African food recipe that is inexpensive to make. Ingredients 1 cup dry red kidney beans 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 large red onion, diced 1 large green bell pepper, diced 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon salt 3 cups co

Tall Tale Curiosity Killed the Husband African Folklore

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Curiosity Killed the Husband African Folklore teaches marriage involves a husband and a wife trusting each other; but when trust is lost and a wife becomes too curious, terrible things can happen. Tall Tale Curiosity Killed the Husband African Folklore teaches us just what bad things could happen. Curiosity Killed the Husband African Folklore Tall Tale Curiosity Killed the Husband African Folklore Once there was a husband named Jabir, who had come from a foreign country to marry the most beautiful native girl Fembar. Jabir settled in the new country, and one day when he was working on his farm, he saw a very strange snake; it was huge and had large and small parts alternating, and everywhere he went on the farm he met some part of that snake. Soon he noticed that he understood the language of all animals, reptiles, and birds—for all have their own tongue—but he was warned not to tell to any one knowledge gained in this way, but to keep an unbroken secret of every

The World You Think is Outside

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Do not allow your situation to define who you are and spend your energy foolishly only to get frustrated and create self-loathing. Although floodwaters may gather many things on the way, it does not always take them to its destination. - African Proverb The world is negative, cruel and worthless, and when you hate yourself the negative things about the world becomes you and you sadly become the world. These 21 African Proverbs will remind you the negative world on the outside does not reflect your positive beautiful inner you. Like many people, you can be your own worst enemy; your negative thoughts about yourself may be so automatic that you do not even notice them. Many things affect the way you feel about yourself and having unrealistic expectations may have you falling short of your expectations producing negative, cruel and worthless feelings about you. Twenty-one African Proverbs to remind you that you are beautiful inmost to your soul. 1. One who seeks for peace gives peace

African Albino Body Parts for Witchcraft

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In Africa selling albino body parts is a money-making business. African albinos are killed, dismembered, graves robbed because charms made from albino body parts are believed to bring good luck, fortune and money​. Tanzanian mother and her albino child Issues related to people with Albinism Women with albinism in Tanzania, Burundi, Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, Nigeria, and Mozambique are often targets of sexual violence. This is owing to the prevalent myth that sexual intercourse with them can bring a cure to HIV / AIDs and confer good luck. This myth not only exposes them to violence but also to contracting various sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies. In addition, infants, children, women, and men are experiencing gross human rights violations where persons with albinism have been abducted, killed and exhumed.   Infants are often killed in a practice called infanticide .Infanticide or infant homicide is the intentional killing of infants. Infan

Six African Proverbs About Life Advice

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Life African Proverbs. Six Life Advice African Proverbs from the ancestors to help with the good things and bad things in life. Six African Proverbs About Life Advice Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Life's best advice African proverbs have all the wisdom you need to do almost everything better. Here are six of Life's Best Advice African Proverbs from the ancestors to help with life’s growth and care. Do not stand in a place of danger trusting in miracles. ~ African Proverb If you spit laying down it will only come back in your mouth. ~ African Proverb Examine what is said, not who is speaking. ~ African Proverb A fool cannot undo the knot tied by a wise man. ~ African Proverb A man profits more by the spectacle of a fool than by the speeches of the wise. ~ African Proverb One day in the life of a wise man is worth a fool's entire life. ~ African Proverb African Proverb Based Learning.

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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