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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. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

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Swahili Proverbs on Acting Foolishly

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Swahili African Proverbs Swahili proverbs unveil real world concepts of being human in this world. African quotes and proverbs on acting and thinking like a fool, the wise can learn more from a fool than a fool thinks they can learn from the wise. Swahili proverbs address subjects such as unity and cooperation, responsibility, conflict, obedience and disobedience, good, evil, and acting foolishly. Swahili African Proverbs. If there is one person who is to be pitied most in life, it is the fool. Foolishness precedes cleverness, cleverness follows. The elephant can be tripped by creeping plant. Fools may tell little lies small as a thorn but, they will grow to the size of a spear and kill you. No matter how much you feed a lizard it cannot become a crocodile. The quarrelsome fool does not inherit from his relative. Those who play with fire have yet to be burned. A biting fly has no friends. The mouth of a fool is responsible for discord among people. Freshly cut firewood

How to use orange blossom water

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Baklava is filo dough stacked with honey and nuts baked with orange blossom water to make a sweet traditional Moroccan North African dessert. The sweet history of Moroccan Baklava is as diverse as the number of ways it is prepared throughout North Africa. Hint: Filo dough and puff pastry are not interchangeable in this recipe. Filo dough is a dough that is stretched to a semi transparent sheet and frozen. Puff pastry is dough that's layered with butter. Orange Blossom Water Baklava Recipe  Learn how to make an easy Moroccan North African Orange Blossom Water Baklava recipe with filo dough. Moroccan Orange Blossom Water Baklava Recipe Serves 12 Total time from start to finish 1 hour 15 minutes Ingredients One 16 ounce package phyllo dough 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 cups chopped walnuts 1 cup melted butter Baklava Syrup 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup water ½ cup orange blossom honey ¼ teaspoon orange blossom water Directions Preheat oven to 350° F. Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish. Mix

Ngorongoro Crater African Garden of Eden

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Ngorongoro Crater African Garden of Eden The spectacular landscape of Ngorongoro Crater together with its remarkable concentration of wildlife is one of the greatest natural wonders of the planet and the African Garden of Eden. The Ngorongoro Crater is referred to as Africa's Garden of Eden. Ngorongoro crater is the largest unbroken caldera in the world. The crater, together with the Olmoti and Empakaai craters are part of the eastern Rift Valley, whose volcanism dates back to the late Mesozoic to the early Tertiary periods and is famous for its geology. The property also includes Laetoli and Olduvai Gorge, which contain an important paleontological record related to human evolution. Ngorongoro Crater is an extinct volcanic caldera about 75 miles or 120 km west of the town of Arusha Tanzania. The caldera measures between 10 and 12 miles or 16 and 19 km across and has an area of 102 square miles or 264 square km. The Ngorongoro Crater has a heavily forested rim which rise

Skin Whitening Creams Erasing All Traces of Dark Skin In Africa

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Skin Whitening Lightening in Africa Light, bright and damn near white, skin whitening creams and soaps is popular in Africa among men and women despite cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, and mercury poisoning health risks. Skin Whitening Creams In Africa Used For Erasing All Traces of Dark Skin Mercury is one of the top ten chemicals of major public health concern, however, skin whitening and lightening creams and soaps are a billion-dollar business in Africa. For centuries there has been an image that if you have pale or whiter skin it means you are prettier or more handsome than you are with dark skin. The World Health Organization has reported that Nigerians are the highest users of skin whitening and lightening products; 77 percent of Nigerian women use the products on a regular basis. They are followed by Togo 59 percent, South Africa 35 percent, Senegal 27 percent, and Mali 25 percent women reported to use skin lightening products on a regular basis. Studies have found t

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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