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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.

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Think beyond hummus | Wake and Take Healthy Chickpea Protein Snack

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Wake and Take Roasted Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) snack recipe High protein Roasted Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) snack recipe. Wake and Take Healthy Protein Snack Recipe of Roasted Garbanzo beans also known as chickpeas Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture 9-3-2017 Chickpeas are a versatile bean used in many recipes. By Chic African Culture African food recipe Wake and Take Healthy Protein Snack. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Wake and take healthy protein snack, think beyond hummus for chickpea recipes. Serves 6 African food Snack Nutrition facts: 240 calories , 1 gram fat Ingredients 2 tablespoons palm oil 2 15 ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 15x10x1 inch baking dish with foil. Spread beans in a single layer over foil and bake until crunchy 45-50 minutes. Toss with oil and salt.

Politics, Sports and Foreign-Born Athletes

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Talent is everywhere, opportunity is not. Should politics and sports be separate issues? Politics, Sports and Foreign-born athletes. One of the great things about sports was the way they brought together athletes of different backgrounds. Political roles in Sports Four-time Olympic gold-medal-winning runner Mo Farah has criticized the U.S. immigration policy. Farah is a British citizen who was born in Somalia, one of seven predominantly Muslim nations subject to the executive order that bared entry to the United States. Farah moved to Britain from Somalia at the age of 8 and is regarded as one of the greatest-ever athletes in British sport after winning the 5,000 and 10,000 meters at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games and at the 2013 and 2015 world championships. He also won the 5,000-meter gold at the 2011 world championships and was recently given a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II. "On 1st January this year, Her Majesty The Queen made me a Knight of the Realm. On 27th

Living in the dark, the politics of electricity in Eastern Mali

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Politics of electricity Eastern Mali politics of electricity, November 2012-2015 fighting between militia groups in Menaka Eastern Mali Africa meant no electricity for 3 years. Menaka Eastern Mali living in the dark, the politics of electricity in Africa. Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture The Fight to Control the Eastern Mali town of Menaka Electricity.   The internal conflict between pro-government militias and rebels claiming a Tuareg homeland from the Northern desert town of Kidal, MNLA (Movement for the National Liberation of Azawad), left the town of Menaka in northern Mali occupied by a succession of rebel groups for three years.   It also left them without electricity; Menaka was the last stronghold under MNLA control. The large population of ethnic Songhai in Gao, the regional capital and the north’s biggest city, who do not necessarily agree with the ambitions of the mainly Tuareg population in the key northern town of Kidal, who want the

Melting Pot of Indigenous African Cultures

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Indigenous African cultures are disappearing Rampant urbanization, rural exodus, insecure employment, street children, insecurity and mass youth emigration. African cultures traditions and rituals are in fear of being lost. South African woman wearing Ndebele neck rings The current era of globalization is having a melting pot influence on indigenous African cultures. African social relations based on the traditional values of family solidarity, clan unity and social cohesion have been and continue to be sorely tested by modern times. Indigenous African cultures have been disappearing, taking valuable knowledge with them. Each African culture is a unique answer to the question of what it means to be human. In today’s rapidly changing world, people from Africa worry about losing their traditional culture, the traditional way of life is getting lost. Cultures are rooted in a time and place. They define how people relate to nature and their physical environment

Red kidney beans in fried batter tastes good

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Red kidney beans in fried batter tastes good Learn how to cook red kidney beans to prepare them for use in the best fried fritter recipe ever. Our family-friendly recipe will get everyone excited about red kidney beans and African spices. Make and share this red kidney bean fritter recipe. Red kidney beans and spices fried in a batter never tasted better. Red bean fritters are the perfect combination of red beans and spices. Red Kidney Bean Fritters Recipe Red kidney bean fritters are a fried African snack recipe made with red kidney beans and spices. Learn how to make a tasty African recipe of red kidney bean fritters with Chic African Culture. Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 15 min Total time: 30 min Ingredients 1 15 ounce can red beans with all liquid drained 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes Oil for frying Directions In large bowl add all ingredients and mix well until a so

I got work to do pics of Africa

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Working to Live, Living to Work, Photos tell a story about Africa. A hand that's dirty with honest labor is fit to shake with a King. I got work to do pics of Africa Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Kameru preparing a meal for her family in Yaounde the capital of Cameroon. A villager hollows out a canoe with an adze. The canoe is hollowed next to the water to test the buoyancy. By periodically launching the boat the canoe-builder can judge where it is best to remove material for an even-keel. The shape of the canoe gives stability and permits propulsion. Woman carrying cassava, Yangambi, Democratic Republic of Congo. Ugwono Pauline plants Gnetum (okok) in the village of Minwoho, Lekié, Center Region, Cameroon. Jean Mombombi Nyangue a fisherman on the Congo River, Lukolela, Democratic Republic of Congo. Son of the soil, a small family farmer working harvesting grapes . Madou (foreground) a 14 year old farmer and Zakari a 23 year old farm

15 of the Best-Loved African Proverbs

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Why We Love African Proverbs We all have that favorite quote! African proverbs can distill a lifetime into one short sentence. African proverbs articulate that which we cannot see, identify, sense, believe, think, understand, envision, hope, and dread. I love that quote!   By Chic African Culture African proverbs have potent power. Need help giving voice to your current state of mind; here are 15 of the best-loved African proverbs online that know exactly what it really means to be you. The body is easily satisfied but not the heart.   Do not abuse the hospitality of others.   Do not tell the person who is carrying you that he stinks.   Don't look where you fall, but where you slipped.   Early corn is best, so the firstborn is the one to delight in.   Fortune favors the foolish.   In the larger affairs the minor are forgotten.   It is a bad child who does not take advice.   It takes a village to raise a child.   Labor has sure reward.   Searching f

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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