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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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Mealie Potjiekos South African Vegetable Stew

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Easy Food Recipe South Africa Mealie Potjiekos Stew Easy Food Recipe South Africa Mealie Potjiekos Stew This hearty traditional South African stew is an easy to make vegetable corn stew, just add chicken to Mealie Potjiekos for a variation on this traditional South African stew. Mealie Potjiekos Stew Recipe Ingredients and Directions. Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Mealie Potjiekos is a delicious vegetable corn stew. Ingredients 3 cups vegetable stock One 15 ounce can whole kernel corn One 15 ounce can cream corn 1 can evaporated milk One 14 ounce can tomatoes 1 cup chopped onions 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional) 1 teaspoon red pepper flake (optional) Directions In a large pot on medium heat, add oil then sauté onions one minute. Drain the can of whole kernel corn then add all ingredients into a large saucepan.  Simmer on low uncovered for 30 minutes. Serve warm. Did you know? Maize (corn) is the most important grain

Eggplant and Tomato Tunisian Roasted Vegetable Salad Recipe

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Roasted Vegetable Salad Salata Meshwiya also known as Roasted Vegetable Salad is a hors d'oeuvre recipe served largely in the African country of Tunisia. Eggplant and Tomato Tunisian Roasted Vegetable Salad Recipe Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture How to choose eggplants - Look for firm eggplants that feel heavy for their size and have smooth, shiny skins and bright green stems. Salata Meshwiya Recipe Ingredients  3 large ripe tomatoes, diced  ½ eggplant thinly sliced  ½ teaspoon salt  1 teaspoon cumin  2 teaspoons garlic, crushed  2 tablespoons olive oil  Directions  In a large saucepan over medium heat add oil, heat then add eggplant and spices cook until eggplant is soft. Add tomatoes, garlic mix well serve warm with traditional Tunisian bread, tabouna bread. Did you know? Tunisia is home of the ancient city of Carthage. Hannibal of Carthage war elephants were depicted in the movie 300. More economical easy lunch and dinner recipes to make righ

Alphabetical List Of African Independence Dates

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Africa has a history of earning her independence from forced rule. African independence took place mainly in the 1960’s when her people began to assert the right to independence and self-government. Alphabetical List Of African Independence Dates The colonizing of Africa imposed boundaries without regard to culture or heritage of native Africans. With a mix of Arabic, Danish, German, Indian, African, French, Italian, Chinese and European influences Africa is truly a melting pot of language, culture and idea’s. Africa faced colonization, occupation and aggression from the United Kingdom, Germany, Romans, Arabs, Danish, Berbers, Turkish Ottoman Empire, the French, Portuguese, Italians, the Dutch and countless internal battles. A Algeria. After more than a century of rule by France, Algerians fought through much of the 1950's to achieve independence in 1962. Angola. In 1483 Portuguese arrive to then Luanda; Portuguese is the official language of Angola. B Benin. Dahomey ach

The Walking Dead | Learn All About Voodoo

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African Voodoo Zombies and the Walking Dead Better known as Vodun, Voodoo probably is not what you think it is since African Voodoo is not accurately portrayed in movies, on TV or in books with the walking dead or zombies raining down destruction. African Voodoo is a nature based community centered religion. Zombies do not have to be dead.  Benin is the center of voodoo worship in West Africa. The walking dead? Zombies?  Animal sacrifice? What do you really know about Voodoo?  What are Voodoo Zombies or the Walking Dead? Zombies do not have to be dead. In African and Caribbean Voodoo cultures, zombies are more mindless servants than the walking dead. Zombies are people who do the mindless bidding of a person and are seemingly possessed by them. Zombies represent a slave to master relationship. However, the concept of the undead zombie has existed through time and across cultures, they reveal who fundamentally we fear we are,

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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