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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. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

African Culture is World Heritage

Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

Why are conflict minerals called conflict minerals

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Conflict minerals fuel, fund and sustain armed violence in Africa. Materials used in cell phones have a direct influence on Africa's armed conflicts. Materials used to make cell phones have a direct influence on human rights abuse in Africa Why are conflict minerals called conflict minerals? Africa has 54 countries and 15 African countries are fighting wars and involved in perpetual violence. 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. 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. Companies that are required to file a Conflict-Minerals Report must exercise due diligence on the sou

Fried Cassava Garri Fritters

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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

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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 tribe traditionally prepares Suya. Suya sellers create de

Sweet and Savory Deep-Fried Peanut Snack

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Kuli Kuli is made from roasted groundnuts ground into a rough paste mixed with sweet and savory spices deep-fried. High protein Kuli Kuli African Fusion groundnut snack recipe. 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. Did you know, Groundnuts and peanuts are used interchangeably but are not the same. The name groundnut generally refers to the peanut even though the Bambara variety was cultivated in West Africa hundreds of years before the introduction of the peanut. Bambara groundnuts taste like chickpeas with a very mild flavor. Read more food recipes about Africa Fried Coconut Garden Eggs Eggplants Easy Vegetarian Sweet Potato C

African cultures are fading away

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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 next 100 years. In Africa, over 2,000 are spoken

Two youngest African billionaires

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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 31st 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 African billionaire Mohammed "Mo" Gulamabbas Dewji is a Tanzanian businessperson, humani

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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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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