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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.

African Culture is World Heritage

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

Fool at Forty is a Fool Indeed

From groundbreaking foolish human stories to breathtaking animal plots, check out the best Fool at Forty is a Fool Indeed Boa Constrictor African Folktale story of the year. African folktales are stories forming part of an oral storytelling tradition shaped by the tongues of African elders passed down from one generation to the next. Fool at Forty is a Fool Indeed Boa Constrictor African Short Story What went wrong? Okando the Boa Constrictor in thought Okando the Boa Constrictor now understands that a fool at forty is a fool indeed Okando, the famous hunter, lived to such a great age that he was no longer able to go into the forest and chase the deer and the leopard. Life had no other pleasure for him than hunting, so he went to a magician and asked for some charm that would enable him to continue his occupation. The magician gave him two pots, each containing a charm. Every day Okando dipped his head into the first pot and

African Countries Largest African Capital Cities

Africa has a range of diverse environments, from sandy deserts to lush rainforests. Learn about the seven largest African cities, their populations, and an alphabetical list of African countries capital cities. African Countries Largest African Capital Cities Republic of South Sudan Independence day Seven largest African cities populations Lagos, Nigeria – 21 million Largest population of any African nation; significant population clusters are scattered throughout the country, with the highest density areas being in the south and southwest. Cairo, Egypt – 20.4 million Approximately 95 percent of the population lives within 12 miles or 20 km of the Nile River and its delta; vast areas of the country remain sparsely populated or uninhabited. Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo – 13.3 million Urban clusters are spread throughout the country, particularly in the northeast along the border with Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi; the larges

Senegalese Chicken Vermicelli Recipe

Senegal Favorite Food Vermicelli with chicken is a dish of African Senegalese origin to enjoy with family. Rice noodles or vermicelli is a very fine noodle made of ground rice and used throughout Senegal African food recipes. Senegalese Chicken Vermicelli Recipe is a mildly spicy dish that can be found in the most humble Senegalese homes to 5 star Senegalese restaurants. Senegalese Chicken Vermicelli Ingredients 4 chicken legs 2 tablespoons white vinegar 2 tablespoons yellow mustard 4 large onions, diced 1 maggi cube 2 garlic cloves Salt and pepper to taste 2 teaspoons ground red pepper 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon flour 2 cups water 2 eight ounce packages broken vermicelli rice noodles 2 tablespoons butter 2 cups water Directions Heat a large pan with 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat and saute the vermicelli lightly until it turns pale golden brown. Add 2 cups water, boil, cover and cook 3 minutes. Once done, remove the vermicelli and

NonMonetary Recycling of Poverty

Non Monetary Recycling of Poverty NonMonetary Poverty.  Survivors of the NonMonetary Ongoing Great Depression, Recycling Poverty Into the Next Generation in Africa Thinking about the future of Africa NonMonetary poverty is a permanent reality for Africa’s progress in literacy and education, life expectancy and health, freedom from violence. The picture on African poverty inequality is complex. Seven of the 10 most unequal countries in the world are in Africa, most of them in southern Africa. Because of population growth throughout Africa, many more people are monetary and nonmonetary poor. Many aspects of Africa’s well-being cannot be appropriately priced measured in dollars and cents. The ability to read and write, longevity and good health, security, political freedoms, social acceptance and status, and the ability to move about and connect without the fear of violence are examples of the ongoing great depression. NonMonetary dimensions of poverty in Af

Madagascar Ethnic Groups

Madagascar Ethnic Groups Explanation of Madagascar Ethnic Groups Madagascar people Most of population of Madagascar lives on the eastern half of the island; significant clustering is found in the central highlands and eastern coastline. More than 90 percent of Madagascar population is Malagasy, which is divided into about 18 ethnic groups all of whom speak the same Malagasy language.  Most Malagasy are multi-ethnic, however, reflecting the island’s diversity of settlers and historical contacts. Madagascar’s legacy of hierarchical societies practicing domestic slavery most notably the Merina Kingdom of the 16th to the 19th century is evident today in persistent class tension, with some ethnic groups maintaining a caste system.  Slave descendants are vulnerable to unequal access to education and jobs, despite Madagascar’s constitutional guarantee of free compulsory primary education and its being party to several international conventions on human rights. Historica

Religion in Africa The Lord's Prayer Translated into Arabic Swahili Hausa and Amharic

Religion in Africa The Lord's Prayer Translated into Arabic Swahili Hausa and Amharic The Lord's Prayer ✝ in Africa Nineteen African countries have a more than 80% Christian population, Angola, Botswana, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, ESwatini, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Lesotho, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Fourteen African countries have a less than 10% Christian population, Algeria, Egypt, Djibouti, Guinea, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, The Gambia, and Tunisia. Besides Christianity, Islam is the other major religion in Africa as well as traditional beliefs and Voodoo. Around 47% of the total population of Africa is Muslim accounting for 25% of the world's Muslim population. Religion in Africa The Lord's Prayer translated into the five most popular African languages The Lord's Prayer translated into t

When Home is Not Safe | Internally Displaced People of Africa

Africa IDPs, Afrca Violence, Africa Homeless Africa has more countries affected by displacement than any other region and is home 9 - 12 million internally displaced people (IDPs). IDPs are displaced within their own country as a result of conflict, violence, disasters and human rights abuses. Zam Zam camp for internally displaced persons near El Fasher the capital of North Darfur, Sudan. Internally Displaced Persons means persons or groups of persons who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, in particular as a result of or in order to avoid the effects of armed conflict, situations of generalized violence, violations of human rights or natural or human-made disasters, and who have not crossed an internationally recognized State border. The 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, and the 1969 OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspect

No Oil Mango Vinegar Salad Dressing Recipe

Simple Cooking with no oil easy mango tangy vinegar salad dressing. Mango salad Mango Vinegar Salad Dressing Recipe Without Fattening Oil Ingredients 2 mangoes peeled, seeded, and cubed 1/2 pound fresh strawberries quartered 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 8 cups mixed salad greens Directions Add fruits, pepper and vinegar in a jar with a lid. Seal jar, and shake vigorously to mix. Sit overnight in the refrigerator. In a large bowl, mix salad greens, with mango mixture, serve. Did you know? Mangoes will produce their first crop after 4 - 6 years when grown from seed. Harvesting can be done for up to 20 years before the mango tree becomes unable to produce fruit.

Keep Being The Awesome Person You Are African Elders Wise Sayings

African Elders Wise Sayings Wise Sayings  Quotes  African Proverbs Falata community celebrating peace at the Al Zubir Stadium in El Fasher, North Darfur Ten African Elders Wise Sayings to remind you to keep being the awesome person you are. Each and every human being on Earth is an awesome person, but you are the most awesome one. These Ten African Elders Wise Sayings are to remind you to keep being the awesome person you are and the most awesome person your elders want you to be in this life through its ups and downs. Ten African Elders Wise Sayings  Ten African Elders Wise Sayings A little axe can cut down a big tree. If someone were to pay you ten cents for every kind word you said about people and collect five cents for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor? Beginning is easy; continuing, hard. A smile confuses an approaching frown. A true soldier does not admit defeat before the battle . God can heal a broken heart , but He has to h

What does learning through African ancestors mean

African proverbs are influenced by beliefs, values, and assumptions, as well as culture. Carry with you good teachings from ancestors. Africa Beautiful Ancestors descend from greatness with millions of years of wisdom. Discover who your ancestors were. Listen to ancestor’s words and feel safe in their knowledge. Our favorite African proverb lesons we learned from the ancestors. A wise person will always find a way. Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone. For the benefit of the flowers, we water the thorns too. What does learning through African ancestors mean A Collection of Beautiful Ancestors African Proverbs An African ancestor sets the direction and influences people to follow that direction. There are numerous African proverbs about African ancestors and about carrying out the role of the leader in our lives. African history is composed largely of accounts of the exploits of African ancestors who have left their marks. These African ancestors stand out a

How Much is a McDonald's Big Mac in Africa

In 1995 McDonald's opened its first restaurant in South Africa All About McDonald's In Africa McDonald's Big Mac in South Africa cost 30 rands or $2.17 US dollars. McDonald's has restaurants in 6 African countries. Of course, there is a McDonald's in Africa. Africa fast food economy is a money-fueled fast food business; McDonald’s restaurants are located across Africa in the South. McDonald's in Africa, but of course!  Africa fast food economy is a money-fueled fast food business; McDonald’s restaurants are located across Africa in South Africa first opened on November 11, 1995, Morocco McDonald’s first opened on December 18, 1992, Egypt McDonald’s first opened on October 20, 1994, Mauritius McDonald’s first opened on July 4, 2001, Tunisia first McDonald’s opened on January 3, 2018 and Kenya first McDonald’s is set to open August 2018.  South Africa is a middle-income African country with abundant na

Egypt Sugar Cane Drink Recipe

What to make with fresh sugar cane is an easy sweet sugarcane drink from Egypt. Sugar Cane Juicer Egypt Sugar Cane Drink Recipe African Recipes by African Gourmet  Sugarcane is cultivated for its natural sweet juice; there are many uses of sugar cane. In Egypt, Egyptian sugar cane is a popular drink, the sugar canes are run through a press, then the juice is strained and served. Prep time: 5 min Cook time: 5 min Total time: 10 min Stalks of sweet sugarcane 3 Ingredient Egypt Sugar Cane Drink Recipe 1 cup fresh sugar cane juice ¼ teaspoon fresh grated lemon rind Directions Add all ingredients into a large jar and mix well. About Egypt Sugarcane Sugarcane harvesting in Africa Upper Egypt economy is heavily dependent on sugarcane production. Sugarcane or Cane is widely cultivated in tropical and temperate regions l

Definition of the African Diaspora

Definition of the African Diaspora African Diaspora ▎ Bloodline ▎ Heritage ▎ Migration ▎ Inclusiveness Music of the people of the African Diaspora  Definition of the African Diaspora In the early part of April 2005, the African Union Commission held a two-day meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to create a definition of the African Diaspora. The consensus of the meeting defined the African Diaspora as "Peoples of African origin living outside the continent, irrespective of their citizenship and nationality and who are willing to contribute to the development of the continent and the building of the African Union."  Love The following factors shaped the globally recognized definition of the African Diaspora by Africans Bloodline and Heritage. The African Diaspora should consist of people living outside the continent whose ancestral roots or heritage is in Africa. The peoples of African origin whose ancestors within historical memory came from

Political Afrofuturist Hair Art Designers

Who are Laetitia Ky, Photographer Nakeya Brown, Black hair king J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere African hair art designers? Who are the Modern Political Afrofuturist Black Hair Art Designers African hair traditions and rituals are an integral part of African culture . Afrofuturist West African Cote d'Ivoire designer Laetitia Ky uses wires and hairpins to make hair sculpture art on Instagram; Ky photo series shows how she transforms her hair into all kinds of political, funny and odd shapes to showcase her designing mind. African Hair Art is Life African Hair Art, Life is too short to have boring hair. Just as the human body is outfitted and decorated to look sexy, professional or devout, the human hair is a reflection of a person’s outward identity. Hair is looked at as an accompaniment to an outfit; an essential accessory that glams up the whole look. African hair art is also a political statement, big, curly natural hair on full display unnerves the establishment.

Rare Wild Vegetables African Orchids

Rare Wild Vegetables African Orchids Rare wild vegetables, African Orchid roots or tubers are called Kinaka in Tanzania and Chikanda in Zambia are used as wild vegetables and run the risk of local extinction due to overharvesting. Chikanda was a rare wild vegetable and traditional orchid food recipe of the Bemba people of Zambia. The Bemba people did not pose a threat to ground orchid plant however, outsiders harvesting the rare wild vegetables of orchid roots has become big business causing big problems. Orchid roots are brown or white tubers of orchids which are the size of small potatoes found underground. Rare Wild Vegetables African Orchids   The Nyika Plateau of eastern Zambia and northern Malawi and the Kitulo Plateau on the southern highlands of Tanzania are progressively becoming more threatened by over-exploitation of terrestrial or ground orchids. Orchid roots are very popular and sold in markets fresh, dried, as snacks or ready-made Chikanda dish.

Classic African Vegetable Cowpeas Recipe

Classic African Cowpeas Recipe Cowpea originated in Africa The cowpea is used both as a vegetable and grain. Dried and fresh cowpeas are cooked together with other vegetables to make a thick soup, or ground into a meal or paste. Fresh leaves of the cowpea plant are often picked and eaten in the same way as spinach. Cowpeas for sale in Ibadan Nigeria Classic African Vegetable Cowpeas Recipe Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Cowpeas are grown throughout the tropics and subtropics and has become a part of the diet of about 110 million people. West and Central Africa is the leading cowpea producing region in the world; this region produces 64 percent of the estimated 3 million tons of cowpeas produced annually. Nigeria is the world’s leading cowpea producing country, followed by Brazil. Other cowpeas producing countries in Africa are South Africa, Senegal, Ghana, Mali and Burkina Faso. Ghana, Niger, and Cameroon. Cowpea is a higher droug

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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