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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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Africa August 21, 2017 Eclipse Map

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Eclipse Map Africa August 21, 2017 Eclipse Map West African Cape Verde experiencing a nearly 85% total Solar Eclipse For the August 21, 2017 total Solar Eclipse, the map shows where the total solar eclipse is visible in Africa. Africa August 21, 2017 Eclipse Map Africa 2017 Eclipse Map Partial eclipse will happen in North and West Africa with Cape Verde experiencing a nearly 85% total Solar Eclipse. Cabo Verde formally known as Cape Verde until 2013 is a group of 18 U-shaped islands located off mainland Western Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. Most calendar years have two solar eclipses. The maximum number of solar eclipses that can take place in the same year is five, but this is rare.  According to NASA calculations, only about 25 years in the past 5,000 years have had five solar eclipses. The last time this happened was in 1935, and the next time will be in 2206. There are three main types of solar eclipses ·         Total solar eclipses ·  

American Colonization Society, Six African Kings and Haiti

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American Colonization Society American Colonization Society back to Africa plan was complex. What does the American Colonization Society, six African Kings and Haiti have in common Chic African Culture The American Colonization Society (ACS) platform to freed blacks in America was if you do not like it here in America, ships are leaving the harbor, and we want to help you go back to Africa. Note: Emigrants are persons who leave their own country in order to settle permanently in another. Immigrants are people who come to one country from another to settle. The American Colonization Society (ACS) had its origins in 1816 when Charles Fenton Mercer, a Federalist member of the Virginia General Assembly discovered accounts of earlier legislative debates on black colonization in the wake of Gabriel Prosser's rebellion. On December 21, 1816, the society was officially established at the Davis Hotel in Washington, D.C. Attendees included James Monroe, Bushrod

Desert horses and ghost towns in the Southern African

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Desert horses and ghost towns in the Southern African country of Namibia. The Namib Desert of Southern Africa is one of the worlds oldest and largest deserts, the origins of the desert wild horses of the Namib Desert is a secret the desert ghost towns and desert horses keeps to herself. Kolmanskop was a rich German diamond-mining town but presently is a ghost town in the Namib Desert visited only by Namib wild horses and the occasional tourist. Origins of the wild horses of the Namib Desert remains a mystery fueled by theories and urban legends because originally there were no horses in southern Africa. There have been a number of theories proposed over the years as to the origin of the wild horses in the Southern African country of Namibia. One theory is around 1914 during WWI the Union of South African troops were stationed at the small town of Garub. The German forces set up a stronghold in the hills at the town of Aus, which bombed the Union camp sporadically. It is believed the

English, Language Of The Oppressed in Anglophone Cameroon

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English, Language Of The Oppressed in Anglophone Cameroon Cameroon Africa Anglophone. The Anglophone Problem is increasingly dominating the political agenda of Cameroon. Cameroon is a literally linguistically and legally divided African country; here lies the root of the Anglophone or English-speaking problem. English is the language of the oppressed in Cameroon because Cameroon is dominated by the French language. The Anglophone or English-speaking problem. Cameroon Anglophone problem, what is it? The Anglophone Problem is increasingly dominating the political agenda of Cameroon but, the Anglophone problem, what is it? In 2016 and 2017 protests by English-speaking Cameroonians, who have complained of marginalization in the largely French-speaking country are growing in number.   Between the majority French-speaking regions and minority English-speaking regions, it has come to the fore in recent months, with widespread protests, an internet blackout and several deat

Top three deadliest diseases in Africa

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Top three deadliest diseases in Africa HIV AIDS, Diarrhea diseases and Malaria kill more children under five with malaria killing the most. Healthcare Issues Africa. By 2030, more than 50% of the population of Africa will be living in cities and over 60% will be living in cities by 2050. Urbanization is creating significant opportunities for social and economic development and more sustainable living but is also putting pressure on infrastructure and energy, particularly healthcare. The lack of access to treatment centers, costs treatments and prevention procedures can put access to western medicine out of the reach of many families. Millions of African families use traditional medicine in one form or another because pharmaceutical drugs are too expensive or traditional medicine is considered an appropriate tradition. Above is a Mbuti woman of the Ituri Rainforest in Equatorial Africa receiving an immunization shot. HIV/Aids is the biggest killer in Africa by far. HIV AI

Lessons to Learn from Ungrateful People African Proverbs

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Ungrateful People African Proverbs Chic African Culture Three Habits of Highly Ungrateful People  Ungrateful people take advantage of generosity and leave you feeling alone and used. However, every single person on earth, even the ungrateful ones can teach you an important life lesson. 3 Lessons to Learn from Ungrateful People African Proverbs 3 Lessons to Learn from Ungrateful People African Proverbs 3 Lessons to Learn from Ungrateful People African Proverbs Ungrateful people 3 facts Ungrateful people do not have time for you unless they need something. Ungrateful people are less content and do not see their blessings. Ungrateful people will bite the hand that feeds them. More African Proverbs from the motherland. Your Attitude African Proverbs What is an African Prov

African Collard Greens

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Learn to make African Collard Greens Kenyan Traditional Collard Greens East Africa sukuma wiki or collard greens is a common dish. The translation of sukuma wiki is to push the week since collard greens is affordable. Collard greens Sukuma wiki is usually eaten together with Ugali. Sukuma Wiki Collard Greens African Food Recipe Ingredients 2 pounds collard greens, chopped 1 cup vegetable broth 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 large white onion, chopped 3 ripe tomatoes, chopped Salt to taste Directions In a large pot, add oil heat on medium high then add onions sauté 2 minutes. Add collard greens and vegetable broth, stir well, cover and cook until greens are soft, 20 minutes. Add tomatoes and salt, cook covered 5 minutes.

Red Black Green Flag of Black Liberation History and Meaning

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Colors of Africa Chic African Culture History of the Red, Black and Green Black Liberation Flag The Pan-African flag or Black Liberation Flag is a tricolor flag consisting of three equal horizontal bands colored red, black and green. Marcus Garvey in response to the 1900 coon song created the Pan-African flag in 1920. The three colors on the Black Liberation flag represent red for the blood that unites all people of Black African ancestry, and shed for liberation, black for the people of Black African ancestry and green for the abundant natural wealth of Africa. Marcus Garvey, a founding member and former president of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA) created the Pan-African flag in 1920 in response to the 1900 song "Every Race Has a Flag but the Coon." The song was written by Will A. Heelan and J. Fred Helf was very popular in the United States and Britain. Song chorus for Every Race Has a Flag but the Coon For Ireland

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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