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African Culture is World Heritage

African Proverb

African Proverb
Distance diminishes the elephant

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 Folktale
Fool at Forty is a Fool Indeed Boa Constrictor African Short Story Okando the Boa Constrictor now understands that a fool at forty is a fool indeedOkando, 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 was at once transformed into a boa constrictor. In his …

African Countries Largest African Capital Cities

African Countries and 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

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 largest city is the capital, Kinshasha, located i…

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
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

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 set aside. In the same pan…

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

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 Africa; income fails to provide a complete picture of Africa's wel…

Madagascar Ethnic Groups

Madagascar Ethnic Groups

Explanation of Madagascar Ethnic Groups
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. Historical distinctions also remain between centr…

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 the five mo…

When Home is Not Safe | Internally Displaced People of Africa

Internally Displaced People When Home is Not Safe Article topics
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.

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 Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, sought to pro…

No Oil Mango Vinegar Salad Dressing Recipe

No Oil Mango Vinegar Salad Dressing Recipe Simple Cooking with no oil easy mango tangy vinegar salad dressing.

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.

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