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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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Perfect Happy Chocolate Hair

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Chocolate Hair Spa Gift Chocolate African hair treatment made with all natural yogurt, raw cacao powder, raw shea butter, grape seed oil and raw honey for extremely dry and damaged hair. Cocoa powder hair mask can help to increase blood flow to the scalp and help to soften hair follicles. Cocoa powder, particularly cocoa powder with at least 72% cocoa delivers antioxidant power to your scalp because cocoa powder is rich in theobromine, which helps to reduce inflammation. Perfect Happy Chocolate Hair Ingredients 1 cup high-quality plain yogurt 1/4 cup raw cocoa powder 2 tablespoons raw shea butter 2 teaspoons grapeseed oil 1 teaspoon raw honey Directions Mix all ingredients well, apply evenly to hair after washing with non-sulfate shampoo, massage in cream paying close attention to your ends, leave in for 5 minutes rinse well. For deep treatment cover hair with a plastic cap for 30 minutes. Rinse well for perfect happy chocolate hair. Chocolate knowledge did you knows. Cocoa be

Lost Beads Tall Tale African Folktale

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Lost Beads is a beloved African folktale. African folktales are stories forming part of an oral storytelling tradition of Africa. The iconic Lost Beads Tall Tale African Folktale teach a valuable lesson about trickery and the consequences of deception. Everyone will enjoy listening to the Lost Beads Tall Tale African Folktale and many types of African folktales learning from the wisdom and rich tradition of African storytelling. Lost Beads Tall Tale African Folktale Seven maidens set out one morning to draw water from the river, and when their pitchers were filled, six sat down on the bank to wait for the seventh, which had gone a little farther on. While she was absent her companions took off their beads and hid them in the sand, saying, "When our sister comes back, let us tell her that we have thrown them into the river, and see if she will do likewise." Therefore, when she returned, they called out, "Sister, we have thrown our beads into the river! Do likewi

Largest Ethnic Groups Of Chad Africa

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Facts and statistics about the largest Ethnic Groups of Chad in Africa as of 2017. Chad is the largest of Africa's 16 landlocked countries with a population of 12 million people. With a country that size, there are many ethnic groups in the world's 22nd largest country of Chad. Families walking home from market in Chad's capital city In Africa, Chad's Sara ethnic group practices polygamy? Largest Ethnic Groups Of Chad Africa The population of Chad Ethnic Groups are spread throughout the African country by climate and physical geography; the highest density of Chad's Ethnic Groups is found in the southwest, especially around Lake Chad. Lake Chad is the principal life source of the Sahel region. However, the dry Saharan region to the north in Chad is the least densely populated. The five largest ethnic groups in Chad Africa in order are: Sara Bornu Arab Maba Gorane About Chad's Five Largest Ethnic Groups Chad Sara ethnic group forms the larg

Highest Temperature Lowest Temperature in Africa

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Highest Temperature Lowest Temperature in Africa Highest Temperature Lowest Temperature in Africa The hottest average temperature on Earth is Dallol, Ethiopia, averages a temperature of 93 °F or 33.9 °C throughout the year. The highest temperature recorded anywhere in Africa was at Al Aziziyah, Libya, which reached 136 °F or 57.8 °C on September 13, 1922. The lowest recorded temperature in Africa is -11 °F or -24 °C at Ifrane, Morocco, on February 11, 1935. Africa Weather Extremes Walking to school in the South African snow Azizia, Libya record holder of the highest temperature ever directly measured on Earth The hottest average temperature in the world belongs to Ethiopia's Danakil Depression Ethiopia's Danakil Depression is one of the hottest, driest and lowest places on the planet. Danakil Depression of Ethiopia receives 100 to 200mm of rainfall per year and it is also one of the lowest places on the planet, at 410 ft or 125m below

Lies You Tell About Africa

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Lies You Tell About Africa Lies you have been told about Africa Below are many lies about Africa and African people that are still believed to be true. Lies about Africa and African people that are just simply untrue. Lies You Tell About Africa Sub Saharan Africa Does Not Exist What exactly does 'sub-Sahara Africa' mean? According to the UN, Sub Saharan Africa consists of all African countries that are fully or partially located south of the Sahara. However, who gave the UN the right to divide the African geography, the African continent into two making one group of African people a sub group? Africa is Africa. Nigerian-born Chika Onyeani, who is chairman of Celebrate Africa Foundation said in 2011“I believe that 'sub-Sahara Africa' is demeaning to Africa because Africa was always Africa during the time of Nkrumah (Kwame). Nobody referred to Africa as ‘sub-Saharan Africa,’ but it was due to the AIDS pandemic. That was when this term started being used to ref

10 African Proverbs to Inspire You This Week

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10 African Proverbs to Inspire You This Week Looking for that one inspirational African proverb that will help you reach your potential each day? These ten African proverbs on inspiration will stimulate, reassure, and breathe new life into you today. Read on and let these 10 African Proverbs inspire you. 10 African Proverbs to Inspire You This Week Optimism leads to riches and pessimism leads to poverty. ❍ African Proverb A man dies, but his word lives forever. ❍ African Proverb Your lips are your enemy. ❍ African Proverb If you want to eat honey follow the bees. ❍ African Proverb If generously shared, a flea can be bitten twice. ❍ African Proverb You will die poor if you rely on relatives. ❍ African Proverb One should either become a pillar or lean against one. ❍ African Proverb A wise man plans for tomorrow, a fool plans only for today. ❍ African Proverb The patient person eats ripe fruit. ❍ African Proverb Learn politeness from t

French is the Official Language in 19 African Countries

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French is the Official Language in 19 African Countries French is the Official Language in 19 African Countries French language was introduced to Africa due to colonialism. French is the Official Language in 19 African Countries French Africa French is the official language in 19 African countries. France and the forced assimilation of language, food, colonized Africa and culture has lasting results on her people. French is the official language in 19 African countries because the French language was the language of the authoritarians. French is the Official Language in 19 African Countries. List of French Speaking African Countries. There are 19 French-speaking African countries. In Africa, the French language in Africa is usually the lingua franca or the language for business and education. Lingua franca definition is any language that is widely used as a means of communication among speakers of other languages. Hen

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.

African cultures express, encourage, and communicate energy

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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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