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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.

Irio Kenyan Veggie Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Irio Kenyan Veggie Mashed Potatoes Recipe African Recipes by African Gourmet   Serve as a side dish, Irio Kenyan veggie mashed potatoes recipe is a perfect complete to most grilled, fried and baked meats. Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 15 min Total time: 35 min Irio Kenyan Veggie Mashed Potatoes Recipe Ingredients 3 High-starch potatoes such as Russets 2 handfuls pumpkin leaves, chopped ½ cup frozen green peas ½ cup frozen sweet corn ½ cup vegetable broth Directions In a large pot boil the potatoes, then mash.   Chop the pumpkin leaves and boil until well cooked, drain liquid and add all ingredients, over medium heat simmer until warm. Serve as a side dish, Irio is a perfect complete to most grilled, fried and baked meats.

Living in the African Quarter Berlin Germany

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African Quarter In Berlin Germany Berlin's Afrikanisches Viertel or African quarter carries the names of a number of cruel German colonial rulers, military personnel and German colonies during the scramble for Africa.  Germany in Africa Germany in Africa Germany seized four protectorates, in Africa: Togo and Cameroon in the west, German Southwest Africa (today’s Namibia), and German East Africa (today’s Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi) in the east. Parts of modern day Chad, Gabon, Ghana (the gold coast), Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, the Central African Republic and the Republic of the Congo were also under the control of German Africa at various points during German rule. Africans fought Germany over their homeland and this led to several violent colonial wars. The Herero-Nama war of 1904 in German Southwest Africa and the Maji-Maji war in German East Africa were the most devastating for Native Africans. The German-Herero war led to the first genocide of the 20th

Punk Rock Bands in Africa

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Punk rock in Africa, punk is a loud, aggressive music but punk is a state of mind, freedom no matter what continent you live on. Punk Rock Bands African bands The Cum In Your Face (TCIYF), 340ml and TBMO are three Punk music bands in South Africa and Mozambique you should give a listen. Punk Rock in Africa Punk rock in Africa Starting from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, almost 50 years ago, punk rock spread around the world with bands like the Sex pistols, the Clash and the Ramones gathering a cult following and creating a scene in which kids who didn’t fit in found a community. African punks in reality, they have been present from punk’s zenith with the hardcore punk band formed in Washington, D.C., in 197 7, Bad Brains . Three popular Africa Punk Music Bands TCIYF TCIYF, Soweto South Africa What does TCIYF stands for? Well, bluntly it stands for The Cum In Your Face. This thrash punk band from Soweto, a Johannesburg township and the largest township in Sout

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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