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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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Ghanaian Abenkwan Seafood Stew Recipe

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Abenkwan Ghana Seafood Stew Ghana Seafood Stew Abenkwan Ghana Seafood Stew Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture 12-16-2017 Africa Seafood Stew Recipe By Chic African Culture African food recipe Abenkwan is a classic easy-to-follow Seafood-Stew of Ghana. Abenkwan hearty traditional Ghanaian stew is easy to make filled with fish, shrimp, garden eggs and palm oil this traditional stew from Ghana is delicious. Abenkwan Ghana Seafood Stew Serves 4 Ghana food Total time from start to finish 35 minutes Ingredients 1 cup crab meat 3 tilapia fillet or any white fish 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp ¼ cup palm oil (optional if you are palm oil free) 3 garden eggs (small eggplants) cut into quarters 2 cups onions, finely chopped 2 bell peppers, finely chopped 2 large tomatoes, diced 2 cups okra, chopped 2 bunches scallions, finely chopped 1 punch parsley, finely chopped 1 very hot pepper, chopp

School Issues in Africa Today

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There can be no development in Africa without education Africa below the Sahara desert has over one-fifth of children between the ages 6 and 11 out of school, followed by one-third of youth between the ages of about 12 and 14. According to UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) data, almost 60 percent of youth between the ages of about 15 and 17 are not in school. School Issues in Africa Today The quality of education is one of the critical factors affecting the development and learning achievement of young people today. While the notion of education quality is often difficult to define, there are some basic features which are considered key to educational outcomes. These include the quality of the teaching workforce, the availability of adequate educational resources, a supportive learning environment, and suitable access to basic services in instructional settings such as sanitation, clean water and electricity all of these are important for the promotion of learning and educa

African Rice Soup Recipe

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Zambia Food Families in Luapula Province of Zambia enjoy eating African Rice Soup recipe during the year. Zambia Rice Soup Recipe Ingredients 2 cups rice 4 cups water 2 tablespoons pounded groundnuts 2 cups your favorite shredded green leafy vegetables 1 cup canned pumpkin 1 cup canned sweet potato 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions Add all ingredients into a large pot, cover and cook until rice is soft. Serve with bread or soft nshima. Nshima is the staple food of Zambia and is a very thick stiff porridge made from finely ground corn meal served in balls. African food  recipes are easy to make at home. Throughout the African country of Zambia, the availability of indigenous vegetables improves gradually one month after the onset of rains September to December. Did you know? In most parts of Zambia, the main family dishes are usually eaten with a variety of relishes made from at least 3 or more of the following foods:In most parts of Zambia, the main family dishes are

Family farms and farming photos in Africa

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Agriculture is Africa's biggest employer, tourism is a distant second. Family farms on average are 2.5 acres and are defined as farms that rely on family labor. Family farms in Africa employ around two-thirds of the population. African agriculture is divided into two different types, including industrialized agriculture and subsistence agriculture. Africa has rich farming abundant cultivated and uncultivated arable land with subtropical and tropical climates that permit long growing seasons. Farming is the primary source of food and income for Africans; Africa should have the best-fed people on earth. Farming Mother Africa photos, experts say the continent must transform traditional farming methods in favor of modern technology. Agriculture forms a significant portion of the economies of all African countries. Agriculture employs 65 percent of Africa’s labor force and accounts for 32 percent of gross domestic product. Africa has enormous potential, not only to feed itsel

All About Endangered African Mountain Gorillas

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All About Endangered African Mountain Gorillas Monitoring the disappearing Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda. Endangered mountain gorillas are threatened by habitat loss, poaching, disease and war in forested volcanoes that straddle the borders of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. African Mountain Gorillas. Rwanda is one of only three countries in the world where the critically endangered mountain gorillas live in the wild. There are only around 700-1,000 mountain gorillas remaining on earth. In 1967, there were only around 240 mountain gorillas in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park, however, today due to conservation efforts, the population of mountain gorillas has doubled. The endangered mountain gorilla is an herbivore living in the Virungas, a cluster of forested volcanoes that straddle the borders of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo and spans four national parks, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla Nati

Non-Alcoholic Beverage Gooseberry Fruit Cordial Recipe

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Best Fruit Cordial Beverage Recipe Gooseberry fruit cordial is a delicious beverage with a unique strawberry, tomato pineapple like blend taste. Gooseberry Fruit Legends Gooseberry, which derives its name from the Anglo-Saxon word crós, a curl, German kraus, and Old Dutch kroes. Gooseberries were also named Feaberry, Dewberry and Wineberry. Except if you are a sailor , to dream of ripe Gooseberries is considered as a fortunate sign. It forecasts prosperity, a faithful significant other, many children, and success of your goals. To the sailor, to dream of Gooseberries, indicates dangers in the next sea voyage. Make bottles full of excellent gooseberry fruit cordials. Non-Alcoholic Beverage Gooseberry fruit Cordial Recipe Ingredients 3 cups fresh or frozen gooseberries 1/2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries 4 cups granulated sugar 2 oz citric acid 7 cups of water Directions Place the sugar into a large saucepan. Pour the boiling water over the sugar and stir until

Sierra Leone Fresh Ginger Cake Recipe

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Ginger Cake Recipe Sierra Leone Fresh Ginger Cake Recipe African Recipes by African Gourmet Sierra Leone fresh ginger cake recipe is a super gingery cake recipe that is easy to make from scratch. Sierra Leone ginger is locally grown in villages and sold at local markets throughout the African country. Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 50 min Total time: 1 hour 10 min Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons grated young fresh ginger root 2 sticks unsalted butter 3 large eggs 1 cup whole milk 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt Directions Grease and flour two bread loaf pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl hand mix flour, baking powder, ground ginger, cinnamon and salt. In another large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs, grated ginger root and vanilla into the butter mi

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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