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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.

African Culture is World Heritage

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

How to Choose Fresh Fish Like a Pro

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Here are some tips for choosing fresh fish the next time you go shopping. How to Choose Fresh Fish Like a Pro, knowing how to choose fresh fish is a vital skill for the home cook. The top ten African fish exporters to Europe are Morocco 29%, Namibia 15.8%, South Africa 12.3%, Mauritius 7% and Senegal 6.3%. How to Choose Fresh Fish Fish should... Smell It It should not have a bad smell Scratch the Scales The scales should not be easy to remove from the skin. Observe the Stomach It should not have a sunken, soft and mushy or burst stomach. Press the Flesh The flesh should not be soft and should not leave the mark of your finger where you pressed. Open the Gills The gills should be red and clean with almost no slime. Check the Eyes The eyes should be firm, clear and sticking out. Check the Skin The skin should always be glossy and

Easy Herbal Energy Drink for People Living with HIV/AIDS

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Energy drink, HIV/AIDS recipe Recipes for gaining weight and for combating sore mouth, nausea, vomiting and other digestive problems arising from HIV/AIDS. Herbal Energy Drink for People Living with HIV/AIDS Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture People living with HIV/AIDS may have problems in digesting fat; the recipe below is a suggestion that may help to address some of the common food related complications arising from HIV/AIDS. By Chic African Culture African  Living with HIV/AIDS Herbal Energy Drink for People Living with HIV/AIDS Serves 2 African HIV/AIDS food Total time from start to finish 10 minutes Energy drink Nutrition facts: 210 calories, 2 grams fat Ingredients  1 large clove of garlic  1 small piece turmeric root  1 small piece fresh young ginger   3 cups whole milk, goat milk or water Directions  Boil together all the ingredients. Simmer for ten minutes. Cool slightly, remove spices. Add a teaspoon of honey or sugar if you like the dri

Listen to the trees | Top 5 iconic African trees

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Listen to the trees of Africa African trees, Baobab, Quiver Tree, Leadwood, Sausage Tree, Fever Tree Top 5 majestic African trees across the African continent Top 5 iconic trees from across the majestic African continent. Listen to the trees of majestic Africa Baobab the Tree God planted upside-down Common names for the baobab tree are cream of tartar tree, monkey-bread tree, tabaldi, and mowana. The gigantic trunk of the baobab tree leads upwards to branches resembling the roots of a tree, which is why it has often been referred to as the upside-down tree. The baobab is also known as the tree of life. It is also legendary for its gigantic size growing to more than 70 feet high and 35 feet in diameter, its canopy spreading to 235 feet. The Baobab tree is a strange looking tree that grows in low-lying areas in Africa and Australia. It can grow to enormous sizes and carbon dating indicates that they may live to be 3,000 years old. One ancient hollow Baobab tree in Zimb

Boko Haram threat in the Lake Chad region

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Boko Haram has displaced nearly 2.6 million people across the four countries around Lake Chad since 2015. Boko Haram threat in the Lake Chad region Struggle to contain Boko Haram in Africa Lake Chad is one of Africa’s great and ancient lakes, sustaining rural communities on the edge of the Sahara for millennia. Attacks by Boko Haram in Chad’s Lac Region began in January 2015 when Chad declared a state of emergency. The Lake Chad region experienced intensified attacks in remote areas by Boko Haram militants from Nigeria. In 2015, the village of Blarigui, located in the remote swamplands of the Lake Chad Basin, close to Chad’s border with northeastern Nigeria, Boko Haram militants moved into the village and killed eight people by cutting their throats. Chad has been instrumental in helping Nigeria retake most of the areas Boko Haram seized in northern Nigeria. The attacks have continued through 2017, prompting displacement—including population movement of Chadian return

Silly in love African Proverbs

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Silly in love African Proverbs Love can change a person, one greedy for love makes himself playful and is silly in love. Silly in love African Proverbs You cannot make someone love you, people who are on the verge of death by love do not hear the drum beat. African Proverbs By Chic African Culture Constant dropping wears away the stone. The greatest crime in a desert is to find water and keep silent about it. One half of the world laughs at the other. What is enough was never little.   Lions rush to attack bulls; they do not attack butterflies. To wait is not to tremble. To wash a donkeys tail is loss of time and soap. After mischance everyone is wise.    The good looking fruit could be rotten inside. A honey tongue and a foul heart leads to unhappiness. What was, won't come back. When things are done with, they are done with. Never love anybody who treats you like you're ordinary. Who doesn't appreciate the little does not deserve the big. A bird sits on a t

Guinea-Bissau History, People, Economy

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African Country Guinea-Bissau Information and Stats All About the African Country Guinea-Bissau Chic African Culture Since independence from Portugal in 1974, Guinea-Bissau has experienced considerable political and military upheaval. Guinea-Bissau Cashew Nut Tree Chic African Culture Guinea-Bissau is a small coastal West African country just to the South of Senegal where many indigenous African languages are spoken along with a unique dialect of Crioulo (Creole mixed with Portuguese and French).  Guinea-Bissau was once part of the Mali Empire known as Gabu. From 1446-47 - First Portuguese arrived; subsequently administered as part of the Portuguese Capo Verde Islands, the Guinea area becomes important in the slave-trade. Guinea-Bissau becomes a separate colony in the Portuguese Empire in 1879. The country is named after the Guinea region of West Africa that lies along the Gulf of Guinea and stretches north to the Sahel; "Bissau," the name of the

Angry Moon African Folktale

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Rabbit learned the hard way in this African folktale to never to make the moon angry and most importantly never interfere with a messenger. Angry Moon African Folktale The moon summoned a bee to give a message to humankind, saying, "Fly to Men, and tell them, 'As I die, and dying live, so ye shall also die, and dying live.'" The bee started off with the message, but while on her way was swiped at by a rabbit, who asked, "On what errand are you flying so quickly?" The frightened bee answered, "I am sent by the Moon to Men, to tell them that as she dies, and dying lives, they also shall die, and dying live." The rabbit said, "As you are an awkward messenger, let me go to take the message to Men”. With these words, he ran off, and when he reached Men, he said, "I am sent by the Moon to tell you, 'As I die, and dying perish, in the same manner ye shall also die and come wholly to an end.” Then rabbit returned

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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