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Chic African Culture Africa Factbook

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.

How to Wrap a Gele African Head Wrap Step by Step Directions

African Head Wrap How-to. In Africa, the head wrap worn by women of all colors, tribal and ethnic groups for special occasions, weddings, ceremonies, burials, church services, and special celebrations or for everyday wear. There are a variety of ways to wear a head wrap scarf. How to Wrap a Gele African Head Wrap Step by Step Directions Wrapping a head wrap is easy, just follow the steps below. There are countless styles of African head wrapping, it may take a couple of tries but you will be an expert in no time. How to wrap an African head wrap 1. Open the fabric, using an oblong piece of fabric at least 48 inches long and 24 inches wide works best. A large rectangular scarf also works well with this style of head wrapping. 2. Center the scarf at the nape of your neck making sure that both sides are of equal length. How to wrap an African head wrap step by step directions 3. Bring the ends forward and twist one side of th

Baboon Shepherd African Folklore

Baboon Shepherd African Folklore Keekaegile The ancestors say, living a three days walk from the nearest village Dimbokro the sheepherder of northern Ethiopia lived. From the age of five, he was responsible for the goats and sheep in his family's herd. He spent exhausting days herding sheep and walking miles through the rocky land.  One day, Dimbokro went hunting. After hearing a strange cooing sound, he decided to investigate. He discovered a newborn baby Baboon abandoned in the woods. She was soaking wet wrapped in nothing but a large leaf. Dimbokro decided to raise the Baboon and named her Keekaegile after his favorite aunt. Dimbokro taught her everything he knew about sheep herding and soon, Keekaegile was made his chief shepherd because of her quick learning. Keekaegile remained devoted to his masters’ flock all day in the field and at night drove the sheep home riding on the back of a goat. Keekaegile held this hig

Curried Moroccan Vegetable Recipe

Vegetables are healthy and taste delicious when roasted served with curry whole grain couscous and topped with chickpeas.  Curried Moroccan Vegetables Recipe Curried Moroccan Vegetables Recipe Ingredients  2 small eggplants 2 tablespoons ghee or butter ½ medium onion, finely chopped ½ teaspoon ground cumin ½ teaspoon ground coriander ¼ teaspoon hot chilli powder 1 teaspoon curry powder ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 2 large chopped tomatoes ½ red pepper, deseeded and diced 1 medium zucchini thickly diced 14 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 cups vegetable stock 2 tablespoons roughly chopped almonds For the couscous ½ vegetable stock cube 1 teaspoon curry powder 10 ounce package of whole grain couscous ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest Directions: Preheat the oven to 320 degrees F. Cut the eggplants in half from top to bottom and score in a crisscross pattern through the flesh. Place on a

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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