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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.

African Culture is World Heritage

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

Oyo African Pepper Sauce

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Oyo African Pepper Sauce African Recipes by African Gourmet   Oyo African Pepper Sauce is an all-purpose hot sauce recipe used to flavor meats, seafood, fritters and vegetable dishes. Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 10 min Total time: 30 min Oyo African Pepper Sauce Ingredients:      2 minced any type of hot pepper      3/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground paprika 1 teaspoon ground cayenne 2 teaspoon ground habanero chili powder   Directions: Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan over medium-high heat and cook 5 minutes. Pour sauce into prepared heat proof jars and use on meats, seafood, fritters, vegetable dishes, French fries etc...

Seven Mega Malls of Africa

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Shopping at the mall in Africa Despite having the 12th largest mall in the world, traditional markets are still the prevailing choice for shoppers across the African continent. However, seven super structures shatter the mold of what you think about luxury shopping in Africa. Seven largest malls in Africa Seven largest malls in Africa in order are the Mall of Arabia, Morocco Mall, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Cairo Festival City, Stars Centre, Citystars Heliopolis, Canal Walk and Mall of Africa.   Mall of Arabia - Cairo, Egypt Built in the shape of a huge eye, the launch of Africa's largest shopping mall at 9.5 million sq ft, the Mall of Arabia Cairo opened in December of 2010. Mall of Arabia Cairo is located on the outskirts of Cairo featuring a large food court, dancing fountains along with upscale indoor shops and an outdoor market. Mega Malls of Africa, the largest mall in Africa is Mall of Arabia located in Cairo, Egypt   Morocco Mall - Casablanca, Mo

African Clay Oil Lamp Tutorial

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Clay oil lamps in Africa are used for utilitarian, ritualistic, and symbolic purposes. African Clay Oil Lamp Tutorial In Africa for millions of years, people captured naturally occurring fire, tended it, and preserved it for long periods. Fire is important not only for warmth and for cooking, but for light. Currently, nearly 662 million Africans lack access to electricity. Throughout Africa, only 43% of urban and rural households have access to reliable electricity. Clay oil lamp It is very hard to do anything once the daylight is gone. Some of the earliest lamps were stones with depressions in which animal fats were likely burned as a source of light.  Shells, such as conch or oyster, were also used as lamps. Manufactured lamps are not always cost effective and readily available. Many households use simple molds or hand forming techniques to make clay lamps. Clay Oil Lamp Tutorial Materials and Directions Materials • Wate

Africa Flip Flop Pollution Problem

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Some bodies of waters in Africa are polluted because of flip flops. Africa Water Polluted by Flip Flops One of the largest marine pollutants along Africa's' East coast are cheap plastic foam flip flops but flip flops found littered on beaches and in waterways of Kenya are made into works of African art. Elephant made from broken flip flops Flip flops are one of the largest marine pollutants in the Indian Ocean and her beaches. Tons of broken and discarded flip flops wash up on East African coast each year. These flip flops were dumped in cities and villages and are carried away by sewage systems , rivers and other waterways into Kenyan coastlines every year.  The union of ocean currents at the tip of the Lamu Archipelago drags thousands of flip flops washed away from beaches around the world onto the sea turtle nesting grounds.  With driftwood and flip flops littering the beaches , female sea turtles struggle to r

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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