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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.

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

10 Best Beaches in Africa

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Longest coastline and best beaches in Africa. Africa has a miles and miles of coastline beaches; there is obviously much more to Africa than going on safari. Explore top ten countries in Africa with the longest coastlines and the ten most beautiful beaches in Africa. Countries in Africa with the Longest Coastlines 1. Madagascar 2. Somalia 3. South Africa 4. Mozambique 5. Egypt 6. Eritrea 7. Morocco 8. Libya 9. Angola 10. Namibia The 10 Most Beautiful Beaches In Africa Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Africa has a miles and miles of coastline beaches; there is obviously much more to Africa than going on safari. Anse Source d'Argent Beach, Seychelles Seychelles is the smallest African nation and is a small island surrounded by the Indian Ocean with a coastline of around 491 km. The constitution of the Republic of Seychelles lists 155 islands: 42 granitic and 113 coralline; by far the largest island

Kente Cloth Color Meanings

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African people are creative creating fabrics with color and meaning. Kente cloth has a long history of unique cultural elegance valued around the world over.  Kente Cloth Color Meanings  Kente Cloth Color Meanings Explained The making and trading of cloth have been vital elements in African culture. The first colorful kente cloth was worn by Otumfuo Nana Prempeh I, a former Ashanti king. African textiles unspoken language often provides a way of suggesting thoughts and feelings that may not or cannot be expressed in other ways and these cloths regularly move between the kingdoms of the earthly and the revered. Traditional Kente Cloth was black and white, however, the colors of black, red, gold and green modern kente cloth symbolize: ⚞ Black represents Africa ⚞ Red represents the blood of ancestors ⚞ Gold represents wealth ⚞ Green represents the land Folklore Origins of Kente Cloth

West Africa Côte d’Ivoire 28 Facts

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As the world’s top exporter of cocoa and raw cashew nuts, Côte d’Ivoire is the largest economy in the West African economic and currency union. 28 facts about Africa’s Côte d’Ivoire, her name, people and cocoa farming industry. Cote d'Ivoire is the world's largest producer and exporter of cocoa beans and a significant producer and exporter of coffee and palm oil. 1. Cote d'Ivoire pronounced coat-div-whar.  2. Ivory Coast name changed in 1986 to Cote d'Ivoire.  3. Cote d'Ivoire former name Ivory Coast reflects the intense ivory trade that took place in the region from the 15th to 17th centuries.  4. The French name Côte d'Ivoire literally means Ivory Coast. Côte d'Ivoire was unofficially known as Costa do Marfim by the Portuguese, côte des dents or the teeth coast and the Ivory Coast reflecting the trade in ivory.  5. Despite the official name change by the government, the African country of Côte d'Ivoire is still incorrectly referred to as

Which African countries border the Red Sea?

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The Red Sea separates Africa from Asia; on the Western shore of the Red Sea are the African countries of Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Djibouti. Learn about The Red Sea and the four African countries that border the Red Sea Red Sea Hotel in Egypt Which African countries border the Red Sea? The Red Sea separates Africa from Asia; on the Western shore of the Red Sea are the African countries of Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Djibouti. The first people known to explore the Red Sea were the Ancient Egyptians, who explored the area around 2500 BC while looking for commercial routes southward. Red Sea Facts Fishing in the Red Sea The Red Sea is an inlet of the Indian Ocean, located between Africa and Asia. This salty sea is just over 190 miles (300 km) across at its widest point, and about 1,200 miles (1,900 km) in length with an estimated average depth of 1,640 feet (500 m). With the Red Sea’s connection to the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal, it is one of th

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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