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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.

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African Sweet Dessert Breadfruit

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African Sweet Dessert Breadfruit African Recipes by African Gourmet   African breadfruit looks odd but is a perfect ingredient for a sweet African dessert. When breadfruit ripens, softening a bit the starch turns to sugar and the aroma and flavor is sweet. Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 35 min Total time: 55 min African Sweet Dessert Breadfruit Ingredients 1 ripe breadfruit seeded, peeled and diced 3 large eggs 1 cup sugar ¼ cup all purpose flour 1 cup coconut milk ½ cup butter 2 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons coconut extract Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 1 1/2-quart baking dish. In a large pot boil the breadfruit, then mash. Add milk, butter, sugar and spices. In a separate bowl whisk eggs and add 1 tablespoon of breadfruit mixture, whisk again then add eggs to breadfruit mixture. Transfer breadfruit mixture to the baking dish, bake until light brown about 35 minutes. More economical easy lunch and dinner re

Eight-Spiced Ghanaian Suya Lamb Kebobs

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Eight-Spiced Ghanaian Suya Lamb Kebobs Eight-Spice Lamb Kebobs are a staple meal on the go in the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence, Ghana. Suya or kebobs present a tasty and elegant African meal balancing different colors and flavors using a variety of ingredients. Eight-Spiced Lamb Skewers Eight-Spice Lamb Skewers Ingredients: 1 pound lamb meat cut into thin strips 1 tablespoon cooking oil 1 cup roasted peanuts 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper 1 bouillon cube crushed ¼ teaspoon ginger ¼ teaspoon cloves ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper 2 zucchini, chopped into 2-inch pieces 1 small pumpkin cut into 1/2 –inch pieces 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped into 2-inch pieces 1 white onion, chopped into 1-inch pieces 8 large fresh brown mushrooms ¼ teaspoon salt 24 wooden skewers Directions: Soak the skewers in water for 20 minutes; you will use

Monkey Saved Baby Antelope from Certain Death African Folktale Story

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How Monkey Saved Baby Antelope from Certain Death African Folktale Story African Folktale Story, How Monkey Saved Baby Antelope from Certain Death teaches the skill of quick thinking will defeat stronger, faster adversaries. Monkey Saved Baby Antelope from Certain Death How Monkey Saved Baby Antelope from Certain Death African Folktale Story The Python one day posted himself near a trail where the animals of the forest passed on their way to the river.  He cried with a loud voice and threatened to catch them and he did catch a straggler, a baby Antelope, and said that he would swallow him just as he was, hide and hair, head and tail, all in one gulp. At this critical moment, the Monkey happened to come along. On seeing him, the Antelope called to him at the top of his voice, "Friend, the Python has caught me, and he threatens to eat me up!" The Monkey, on hearing this, said to the Python, “Now tell me your side of the story!" "I have caught him

Staff Picks 16 African Proverbs We Really Love

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Chic African Culture Staff Picks 16 of their favorite African Proverbs.  Staff pick favorite African proverbs One of the ways we celebrate our staff at Chic African Culture is through the Staff Picks on the homepage. We are an eclectic group of readers and writers with broad interests and strong feelings about the articles and the information we place on our website blog. Sharing our 16 favorite and memorable African Proverbs was a tough job. However, Baaratou Abubakar, Karimou Karidjo, Sunu Nama and Bema Soro got the job done and here are their favorite African proverbs. Staff Picks 16 favorite African Proverbs. Abubakar Favorite African Proverbs Baaratou Abubakar is Chic African Culture’s content editor since April 2009. Abubakar says, “It was hard to narrow my list down to four proverbs, I mean only four proverbs from the millions my family handed down over the years!  I choose the following proverbs because I remember my grandfather and father living as real men with

Ten biggest meat eating countries in Africa

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Ten biggest meat eating countries in Africa Meat in Africa Gabon, South Africa and Mauritius are the top meat eating countries in Africa. Ever thought about never eating meat again? Well in three African countries beef is an economic and culinary lifeline to millions. Ten biggest meat eating countries in Africa Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture African Beef Cattle Grilling meats African dynamic trio of beef producers are Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe. The United States is the largest producer of beef in the world while Vegetarian India is the largest exporter of buffalo meat in the world. In Botswana, as a result of an outbreak of the foot and mouth disease, the exporting of beef by the beef powerhouse country has significantly reduced exports. Zimbabwe’s lucrative beef export into the European Union has been struggling over the past few years. Farm invasions instituted by President Robert Mugabe’s government in 2000

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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