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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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Our Spicy Baked Chickpeas Recipe is Addictive

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Warning: Our Spicy Baked Chickpeas Recipe is Addictive Baharat spicy baked chickpea Recipe from Ethiopia is delicious, high fiber, crispy, crunchy addictive snack food. Spicy Baked Chickpeas Recipe is an Addictive Snack Food Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture 10-21-2017 How To Make Crispy Baked Chickpeas in the Oven. By Chic African Culture African food recipe A well-known part of the Ethiopian diet is chickpeas also known as garbanzo beans. Our Spicy Baked Chickpeas Recipe is seasoned with 9 spices and perfectly baked every time. Addictive Baharat Spicy Baked Chickpeas Recipe Snack Food Serves 4 Addictive African snack food Total time from start to finish 1 hour 15 minutes Ingredients 2 cans chickpeas, drained 1 tablespoon dried mint 2 dried hot red chilies 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon black peppercorns 1 tablespoon dried coriander ¼ cinnamon stick 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Spice Cumin

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Cumin Spice, Cumin Indigenous Medicine Cumin is an ancient spice grown in Egypt and used since antiquity in traditional healing systems. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Spice Cumin Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Cumin seeds are sometimes used whole, but more commonly they are ground into powder. What does cumin taste like?  Cumin has an unmistakable flavor, when a dish is flavored with cumin; it has a nutty peppery slightly smoky flavor. Where does cumin come from? Cumin is one of the earliest cultivated herbs in Africa. Cumin is a low-growing annual herb of the Nile valley, but cultivated in the Mediterranean region, Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, India, China, and Palestine from very early times and is a strong tasting herb. How does cumin grow? Cumin can grow outdoors, in containers, and hydroponics. Cumin plants are known to attract beneficial insects. The plants mature in about 2 - 3 months, when the stems ar

Mercury Poisoning Happens Every Day In Africa

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Mercury Environment Poisoning. Exposure to mercury even in small amounts may cause serious health problems as in the case of Minamata disease. Mercury Poisoning Happens Every Day In Africa Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Mercury is a chemical element with symbol Hg and atomic number 80. Mercury is one of the top ten chemicals of major public health concern. What is the Minamata Convention on Mercury? Minamata disease is a debilitating neurological syndrome caused by severe mercury poisoning. The serious health and environmental effects resulting from the mercury pollution, and the need to ensure proper management of mercury gave birth to the Minamata Convention on Mercury.  The objective of the Minamata Convention on Mercury is to protect the human health and the environment and releases of mercury and mercury compounds into the ground, air and water environment. Minamata Convention on Mercury addresses the health concerns, especially in developing co

About The Northern Most Region of the African Continent

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The Maghreb region Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia share the Atlas Mountain range which extends more than 1,200 miles or 2,000 kilometers, from the Moroccan port of Agadir in the southwest, through Algeria to the Tunisian capital of Tunis in the northeast. Learn All About The Northern-Most Region of the African Continent And The Atlas Mountains The highest point of the Atlas Mountain is Jbel Toubkal south of Marrakech, Morocco reaching 13,665 feet or 4,165 meters and is the highest peak in the High Atlas as well as in North Africa. The Atlas ranges dominate the landscapes of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, differentiating them from the other North African countries, where desert geography dominates the Northern African landscapes. Learn About The Maghreb region Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Morocco The English name Morocco derives from the Spanish and Portuguese names Marruecos and Marrocos, which stem from Marrakesh the Latin name for the former capital of ancient Mo

Believe Your Eyes, Le Lac Rose Natural Strawberry Lake of Africa

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In Africa a strawberry lake flows. There is a natural lake the color of strawberries, Lake Retba or Le Lac Rose lies in Senegal Africa just one hour from its capital city Dakar. Believe Your Eyes, Le Lac Rose Natural Strawberry Lake of Africa Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Le Lac Rose is sprinkled with salt miners, using their hands and baskets to collect salt. To protect their skin from Senegal Le Lac Rose salty water, miners rub their skin with a very thick lotion, Shea butter. Lake Retba is named for its pink waters caused by an edible, salt-loving micro-algae dunaliella salina. Dunaliella salina is a microalgae occurring naturally in a number of locations worldwide. Dunaliella salina is an ideal organism to study the effects of saline adaptation in algae. Le Lac Rose is a natural curiosity thanks to the exceptional color of its waters that daily turn from colors from African violet to ruby red. Covering an area of approxi

Say Yes To The Best Goat Meat Stew Recipe

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Say Yes To The Best Goat Meat Stew Recipe Goat meat stew when cooked slow and low is a low-fat hearty recipe with potatoes, egusi seeds, tomatoes, herbs, and spices is the best goat stew recipe ever. Say Yes To The Best Goat Meat Stew Recipe Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Goat Meat Stew Recipe Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 2 hours Calories 244 calories per serving Fat Content 2 grams fat Recipe Yield 6 servings Best Goat Meat Stew Recipe Ingredients 1 pound cubed goat meat 2 large pieces any smoked fish 2 large handfuls sorrel leaves or spinach ½ cup ground egusi seeds 2 medium chopped tomatoes 2 medium white potatoes, diced 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons palm oil or butter 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 hot pepper, chopped 5 cups vegetable stock Directions Heat palm oil over medium heat in a large pot, add onions and garlic. Add remaining ingredients except for egusi, fish

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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