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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.

Cocoyam Vegetable Pottage Recipe

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Cocoyam Vegetable Pottage Recipe African Recipes by African Gourmet   Vegetable cocoyam pottage is a thick dish of stewed vegetables that is a healthy and delicious African weeknight meal to make for your family. Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 25 min Total time: 50 min Vegetable Cocoyam Pottage Recipe Ingredients: 1 large cocoyam peeled and diced 3 large tomatoes, diced 2 handfuls bitter leaf 2 medium chopped onions 1 medium chopped red bell pepper 1 medium chopped green bell pepper 1 teaspoon allspice ½ teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon tamarind paste 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 cups vegetable stock Directions: Add all ingredients to a large pot, simmer until thick 25 minutes. Serve warm with rice or fufu.

The Bird That Made Milk African Folklore

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African folklore stories with morals are folklore stories that teach a lesson. The Bird That Made Milk African Folklore story teaches it is better for your feet to slip than your tongue. Milk Bird Story of the Bird That Made Milk One year there was a great famine in the land. As the elders say, in the South African village of Tswe lived many, many people. The village was so large; five people had to share one grain of rice. There was in that town a poor man, by name Masilo, and his wife. One day they went to dig in their garden, and they continued digging the whole daylong. In the evening, when they returned home there came a bird and stood upon the house which was beside the garden, and began to whistle, and said "Masilo's cultivated ground, mix together." The ground did as the bird said. After that was done, the bird went away. In the morning, when Masilo and his wife went to the garden, they found their ground altogether undug. They looked at

Four Dimensions of Climate Change in Africa

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Climate Change affects Africa’s three most populated countries, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Egypt in all four dimensions of food security: food availability, food accessibility, food utilization and food systems stability. Four Dimensions of Climate Change in Africa's three most populated countries of Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Egypt. Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Climate Change in Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Egypt. Accessing the soil for growing crops in Africa According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, climate change will affect all four dimensions of food security: food availability, food accessibility, food utilization and food systems stability.  It will have an impact on human health, livelihood assets, food production and distribution channels, as well as changing purchasing power and market flows. Its impacts will be both short term, resulting from more frequent and

I Am Not Quiet, I Am Plotting African Proverbs

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Introverts Quiet Plotting. I am not quiet, I am plotting African Proverbs; may the Ancestors impart knowledge into you about quiet thinkers. I Am Not Quiet, I Am Plotting African Proverbs Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Quiet people have the loudest minds If you are the quiet sort, you are probably used to people misunderstanding your quietness. People may think you are shy or maybe even insecure just because you do not talk your head off to everyone. Quiet people are thinkers; in fact, they tend to overthink a particular situation. Five African proverbs to help understand, people who are quiet may not be shy, but intensely thinking.  I am not quiet, I am plotting African Proverbs One does not become great by claiming greatness. - African Proverb The dog's bark is not might, but fright. - African Proverb

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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