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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.

Egusi Smoked Fish Stew Recipe

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Egusi Smoked Fish Stew Recipe Pumpkin Seeds African Recipes by African Gourmet  Egusi smoked fish stew recipe is a stress-free simple African recipe to make for a family weeknight dinner. Egusi seeds are the seeds of plants of squash, melon, gourd, and pumpkin which after being dried and ground are used as an ingredient in East and West African recipes. Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 35 min Total time: 55 min Egusi Smoked Fish Stew Recipe Ingredients 2 large pieces any smoked fish 2 large white fish filets 2 large handfuls sorrel leaves or spinach ½ cup ground egusi seeds 2 large tomatoes, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 2 teaspoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons palm oil or butter 1 teaspoon ground curry powder 1 hot pepper, chopped 5 cups fish stock or water Directions Heat palm oil over medium heat in a large pot, add onions and garlic. Add remaining ingredients except for egusi, fish and sorrel or spi

Africa Spiritual Enemies Explained

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Three chief dark powerful creatures and African spiritual enemies are Impaka the cat, Incanti the chameleon and Inqolobane the snake. The belief in spiritual enemies is common throughout the world. These ill-behaved often-dangerous spirits play tricks on humans and do things to disturb anyone who crosses their path. Africa Spiritual Enemies Explained  Mischievous spirits are real things to many people in Africa. They dwell in the rivers, the swamps, the forests, the desert and all places in between. They inhabit the great rifts and waterfalls. Every nook and cranny of Africa may have demons, goblins, evil mermaids and disembodied parts of humankind. Spirits travel at night, during the day, carry mysterious lights, destroy farms, steal seeds from the town granaries, sprinkle disease and famine among the cattle and people, bewitch children in their sleep, impart gifts of divination, skill and other gratuities to whomsoever they favor, or bring sorrow, persecution, or death, any v

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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