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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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Voices of Herbalists in Africa, Medicinal African Bush Tea Recipe

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Herbalists Ancient Knowledge Herbalism is one of the main methods used to treat various illnesses in traditional African medicine. Medicinal African Bush Tea Recipe Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture The continent of Africa has a wealth of indigenous herbs and plants such as African bush tea used for herbal treatments. Therapeutic African Bush Tea African Recipes by African Gourmet  Therapeutic bush tea has a bitter flavor and is used for medicinal purposes to treat stomach problems. Prep time: 5 min Cook time: 5 min Total time: 10 min Ingredients Desired amount of Rooibos (pronounced roy-bose) bush tea leaves Boiling water Honey or sugar optional Directions When making herbal African bush tea use a tea strainer. The tea strainer eliminates the need to strain off leaves later.  Add your desired amount of bush tea leaves to a tea strainer or teapot.  Cover with boiling water a let steep for 2-5 minutes or until you have created your perfect cup of tea b

Six Reasons to Fear the Female Mosquito

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Deadly Female Insects. Just how deadly is the deadliest insect in the world? Of all disease-transmitting insects, the mosquito is the greatest menace, spreading malaria, dengue and yellow fever, which together are responsible for several million deaths and hundreds of millions of cases every year. The female Aedes aegypti mosquito is one of the deadliest animals in the world causing major diseases such as the West Nile Virus, Malaria, Yellow Fever, Chikungunya, Zika and Dengue. Despite the emergence of some 29 new diseases in the last 20 years, there is still a lack of national and international political will and resources to develop and support the systems necessary to detect them and stop their spread. Without doubt, diseases as yet unknown but with the potential to be the malaria of tomorrow, lurk in the shadows. Deadly female insects in Africa.    Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world. The Aedes aegypti or Aedes mosquito is jet black, with white spot

Whole Nother Level of Understanding African Proverbs

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Whole Nother Level of Understanding African Proverbs Hard to understand People say they want to read you, to understand you, to see a side of you no one else gets to see; but they never do because you're on a whole nother level of understanding. And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture The reason that you can sometimes be hard to understand is that we are all unique creatures.   Whole Nother Level of Understanding African Proverbs We are not obliged to answer a village message. The hen cannot lay eggs of crocodiles and crocodiles cannot lay eggs of hens. One who is bound to stray follows a defined path. Eggs and stones should not dance with one another. No matter how much a person changes goats will never lay eggs. You should not sleep outside just because someone else did it and was lucky. There is no king who is not gossiped abou

Best Traditional African Herbal Medicines for People Living With HIV AIDS

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Herbs can improve digestion, stimulate appetite, preserve foods. Traditional African herbal medicines may help to treat many of the symptoms of opportunistic infections that are part of HIV AIDS. Add caption Best Traditional African Herbal Medicines for People Living With HIV AIDS Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture A list of herbs and the beneficial effects by people living with HIV AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and how to use herbs for traditional African Medicines. HIV AIDS is not a traditional African illness and so far, there is no hard evidence to believe that traditional African medicines can treat HIV and cure AIDS . The effects may not be the same for all people. People can try these herbs and spices in moderation and decide for themselves whether they are helpful. Remember that all herbs should be used in moderate amounts. Exceeding these amounts may cause problems and have a toxic effect; moreover, the funct

Brief History of Lesotho Seven Military Coups Since 1991

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Lesotho military coups, since  1991, the African kingdom of Lesotho has been in political crisis withstanding seven military coups. Lesotho seven military coups from 1991-2017 Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Military coups in Lesotho History. January 15, 1986, General Justin Lekhanya, the Head of the Lesotho Army, ousted Lesotho Prime Minister Chief Leabua Jonathan in a military coup. Jonathan had been prime minister since 1966 and gained executive political control over Lesotho when the king's power was limited in 1970. Sixty members of the African National Congress (ANC) were deported from Lesotho to Zambia after the coup. February 1990, a power struggle had developed between Lekhanya and King Moshoeshoe II and the king was forced to go into exile in the United Kingdom. In April 1991, Lekhanya was removed from power in a military coup led by Colonel Elias Tutsoane Ramaema. Ramaema announced a schedule for Lesotho's return to

Lies the Maiden Told African Folktale

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True friends never lie If a friend can't trust you, if someone doesn't trust you, that means they are truly untrustworthy. Lies the Maiden Told African Folktale Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture What's it like to be friends with someone you know you can't trust? Five maidens one day took their baskets and went to the river to fish.  One of their numbers caught many fishes, while the other four caught none at all.  And they said to their more fortunate friend: "Let us have a few of your fishes; you have so many, and we have none at all."  "No!" said she, "what I have caught I keep for myself.  And they all started for home.  They had gone quite a distance when the maiden who had caught the many fishes discovered, that she had lost her arm-ring charm.  And she asked her companions to go along back with her and help her find it.  "No!" said they.  "Ask your fishes to go along with you. You know that we ar

South Africa Apartheid Mass Murders White Apathy Effect

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Queenstown South Africa, Apartheid killer rampage. Black South Africans were not allowed to live but only to work in the all white South African town of Queenstown and if you were lucky, you would not be murdered by a serial killer hired by the town to protect white life and white property. Queenstown South Africa apartheid killer rampage happened when all white South African town of Queenstown hired a killer to protect white property. Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Apartheid; blacks do not want equality, they want to be on top and that is unacceptable. Queenstown is a town in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. The town lies in an upper valley of the Great Kei River. It has a distinctive hexagonal shape, designed by its founder, Sir George Cathcart, as a precaution against attack. Queenstown was founded in 1853 intended to be a military outpost designed to protect the British subjects from attack during the time of the Frontier wars. The

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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