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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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Zimbabwe Military Courteous Coup of Robert Mugabe

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What's Going On With Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe Executive President Robert Gabriel Mugabe has been in power since December 31, 1987 and his 40-year reign is ending with a courteous coup courtesy of Zimbabwe Army General Chiwenga and staff.  However Mugabe as of November 18, 2017 has rejected stepping down as Zimbabwe President, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe first prime minister, has been the country's only ruler as president since 1987.  On November 22, 2017 Mugabe announced he is stepping down as Zimbabwe president. What's Going On With Zimbabwe Military Coup of 93 year old Robert Mugabe In Africa Many leaders do not support Mugabe staying in power, saying "We are presidents, we are not monarchs" Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe first prime minister, has been the country's only ruler as president since 1987 and has dominated the country's political system since independence in 1980. His chaotic land redistribution campaign, which began in 1997

Growing Apples In Africa

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Growing Apples In Africa Africa Apples. Homegrown apples are growing well in African countries such as Egypt, Morocco, Southwest Cameroon, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Libya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Madagascar, Algeria, Tunisia, DR Congo, South Africa, Rwanda, and Zambia. Growing Apples In Africa Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Apples love to grow in African soil. Apples cannot grow in Africa, this belief, as well as many others about Africa, are falsehoods. Being predominantly a temperate fruit requiring very low temperatures, the apple fruit has for a long time been considered exotic but yes, Apples are grown commercially for local consumption and export within numerous East, West and Southern African countries. Homegrown apples are growing well in African countries such as Egypt, Morocco, Southwest Cameroon, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Libya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Madagascar, Algeria, Tunisia, DR Congo, South Africa, Rwanda, and Zambia. Current

Chicken Alecha Mild Ethiopian Stew

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Chicken Ethiopian Stew Recipe Chicken Alecha Mild Ethiopian Stew Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture   Healthy Chicken Alecha is an Ethiopian stew that is not spicy and nothing like it's tremendously spicy cousin Ethiopian Doro Wat stew. Chicken Alecha Mild Ethiopian Stew Recipe Serves 4 Ethiopian food Total time from start to finish 1 hour and 10 minutes Ingredients 4 chicken skinless thighs 1/2 small head red cabbage, shredded 2 onions, sliced 2 cups baby carrots 2 large tomatoes, diced 1 large sweet potato, finely diced 1 tablespoon minced garlic ½ teaspoon cayenne powder Salt and pepper to taste Water to cover One peeled hardboiled egg   Directions In a large pot with a lid, add all ingredients except egg, placing the meat on top, cover with water, place lid and simmer covered for one hour. Serve with boiled egg on the side, Ethiopian Injera bread. Did you know? Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa

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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