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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.

African Culture is World Heritage

Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

South African Beef Curry Recipe

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Perfect South African Apricot Beef Curry Recipe South African beef curry recipe is a South African food recipe to share around the world while learning about South Africa rainbow nation food history and favorite recipes of Black African, Colored mixed race ancestry, White, and Indian. South African Beef Curry Recipe When it comes to quick and satisfying slow cooker crockpot meals South African Apricot Beef Curry recipe is at the top of the African food dinner recipe list. Use your slow cooker for this simple South African Apricot Beef Curry recipe, it is full of apricot jam, spices and tender beef to serve with rice and grilled bread. How to Make Perfect South African Apricot Beef Curry Recipe Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture By Chic African Culture African food recipe South Africa food is one of the most diverse on the African continent. South African apricot beef curry is an easy delicious slow cooker dinner recipe to make on a weeknight. South Afr

North African Pumpkin Cranberry Veggie Stew

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North African Pumpkin Cranberry Veggie Stew Recipe Pumpkin Recipes North African Pumpkin Cranberry Veggie Stew Recipe Classic North African Pumpkin Cranberry Vegetarian Stew is the ideal meal for a weekend sit down mealtime with the family. Pumpkins, onions, cranberries, fresh ginger and African spices come together in perfect taste harmony. North African Pumpkin Cranberry Vegetarian Stew is a comforting dish filled with healthy veggies. North African Pumpkin Cranberry Veggie Stew Ingredients ½ cup dried cranberries 3 cups pumpkin deseeded and cut into medium chunks 3 tablespoons toasted flaked almonds 2 red onions, thinly sliced 1 medium piece young fresh root ginger, grated 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon hot pepper paste 1 tablespoon honey 1 small can tomato paste 1 - 15 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 cup couscous 1 vegetable bouillon cube ¼ cup lemon juice 3 tablespoons olive oil 1

Garlic Anchovy Butter Sustainable Seafood Recipe

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Green Listed Sustainable Seafood Butter Recipe Garlic Anchovy Butter Sustainable Seafood Recipe Ingredients 6 canned anchovies minced and mashed to a paste 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 stick room temperature unsalted butter Directions Over medium heat, add olive oil, anchovies and garlic. Remove from heat and cool 30 minutes. Whip butter until fluffy, add to anchovy mixture and mix well. Serve on pasta, vegetables, and rolls and in just about any recipe you can imagine. Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative helps consumers and businesses make choices for a healthy ocean. Eat Green, years of commercial fishing harvesting seafood from the wild at rates faster than natural populations can recover in Southern African waters place many seafood species at risk. Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) classification of fish labeled with a green, orange, or red. The color-code for seafood means eat green, orange, stop and think and

Ten African Proverbs to Help You Unplug From a Bad Day

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Unplug - Release - Free Yourself Ten African Proverbs to Help You Unplug From a Bad Day Ten African Proverbs to calm your restless spirit when you are having a bad day. These 10 African proverbs will get through a bad day and come out the other side whole and spiritually well to put things into perspective, forget blame, and unplug. Remember you are a child of light, not darkness, you can turn around a bad day just as quickly as it started. Unplug - Release - Free Yourself from a bad day ✴ Those who want rain must also accept the mud - Ghanaian proverb Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors - Malawi proverb Those who want peace make their own peace - Zambian proverb If you think, you are too small to make a difference try sleeping in a room with an annoying Mosquito - African Proverb The sun does not forget a village just because it is small - Mali proverb However long the night, the dawn will break - African Proverb The best bed a person can sleep on is peace - Somali prov

All About The Democratic Republic of Congo

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All About The Democratic Republic of Congo Africa DRC History. The Democratic Republic of Congo a brief history; it is estimated that half of the native Congolese population died in the period 1885-1908 because of Leopold's administration’s brutal systems. This period in The Democratic Republic of Congo history is known as the African Holocaust. Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wa Za Banga was the dictator 2nd President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1965 to 1997. All About The Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), previously named Zaire was the personal property of brutal Belgian King Leopold II in the late 19th century, who exploited its people ruthlessly to extract its great mineral resources and to grow and export rubber for the growing international automobile market. Leopold's army, the Force Publique, adopted a terrifying brutal policy to

Goat Recipe for Beginners

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Goat Recipe for Beginners The growing demand for goat meat recipes reflects an increase in African, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian, and Caribbean populations in the United States. Because of a lack of familiarity, goat is difficult to sell through supermarkets because most people do not know how to prepare goat meat. The best way to prepare goat meat is making Chic African Culture One-Pot South African Goat Stew Recipe. Goat Recipe for Beginners One-Pot South African Goat Stew Recipe Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 2 hours Total time: 2 hours 20 min Yield 8 servings Calories per serving 250 calories Fat per serving 4g Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound goat meat cut into small chunks 5 cups vegetable stock 1 medium onion, chopped 1 large bell pepper finely chopped 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 16 oz can crushed tomatoes 1 tablespoon red pepper flake 1/4 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspo

Top Three New Year's Resolutions for Africa

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Africa's New Year's Resolutions Top Three New Year's Resolutions for Africa are to End Corruption, Eradicate Terrorist Violence, and Establish and maintain Good African Governance. Africa’s top three New Year's resolutions could actually be achieved; millions of ordinary people across Africa write down their aspirations and work to fulfill their New Year's Resolutions in the New Year. Top Three New Year's Resolutions for Africa New Year's Resolutions for Africa, End Corruption Corruption is holding Africa back from becoming a world power. Corruption is endemic to the way of life in much of Africa. Transparency International, a global watchdog organization says 75 million people in Africa below the Saharan desert paid a bribe in 2014. Corruption has saturated all life facets African’s life from simple things like access to medical care, schools and jobs, to the grand scale of it all like award of contracts and use of public resources. The effect has been

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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