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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.
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
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 well-being.
Education can expand people’s capabilities.
It helps people access and digest information
and knowledge. Doing so requires at a
minimum being literate. Compared with 1995, adult literacy rates are up by four percentage points and the gender gap is shrinking. More
than half the population is illiterate in
seven countries, almost all of them in West
Africa. Niger (with an adult literacy
rate of only 15 percent) and Guinea
(where the rate is just 25 percent) have the
lowest literacy levels in Africa. At the other
extreme, literacy levels exceed 90 percent in
Equatorial Guinea and South Africa, and
they exceed 70 percent in some poor and
fragile countries as well, such as Eritrea and
Zimbabwe. Despite substantial improvement in school enrollment, the quality of schooling is often low and more than two in five adults are still illiterate.
A widely used measure of the ability to live
a long and healthy life is life expectancy at
birth. It provides a comprehensive reflection
of the various factors that affect health
and mortality. Children in poor, rural households
with undernourished mothers are 20
percent more likely to be stunted. Newborns can expect to live six years longer and the prevalence of chronic malnutrition among under five-year-olds is down six percentage points to 39 percent. Even so, at 57 years, life expectancy in
the region remains well below the average
rate for the world, 70.9 years.
The ability to live free from violence affects
people’s survival, dignity, and daily life. Insecurity
significantly reduces the choices a person
can make, a specialty with voting rights and personal safety. After
years of multiple large-scale conflicts and civil wars election-related violence,
extremism, terror attacks, drug trafficking,
maritime piracy and criminality have been
growing. Wars are increasingly being fought
by armed insurgents on the periphery of factionalized
and militarily weak states, such as
the Arab and Tuareg uprisings in Mali and
Boko Haram in Nigeria. West Africa has
emerged as a key transit point in the trafficking
of narcotics between Latin America and
Europe and piracy has expanded in the Gulf
of Guinea. Africa has 54 countries, there are 15 African countries fighting wars and involved with perpetual terrorism violence. Sadly 27 percent of people on the African continent are directly affected by bloodshed, mayhem, and post-traumatic stress.
Africa has some of the world’s most glaring education inequalities. All too often, children who are born poor, female, or in rural or conflict-affected regions, face an extreme disadvantage in education. Many of the children in school are receiving an education of such poor quality that they are learning very little.
More than 600 million Africans still do not have access to electricity, and the number is set to grow in the coming years since by 2050 more than one in four people on our planet will be African.
"Africa’s future is in the hands of women. Equal education for girls, at all three education levels, is the critical issue” - Olusegun Obasanjo
Long walk home
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African countries involved in war
There are over 1.2 billion people living in Africa; 44.5 million live with daily threats of terrorism and war. As of June 2017, there are fifteen African countries involved in war, or are experiencing post-war conflict and tension.
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.
Usage of Amen and Ashe or Ase Ashe to Amen learn about the custom of using the words Ashe and Amen historically. Where did the word Amen and Ashe come from why is it said and what does it mean? In Judaism, 3,500 years old and Christian religions 2,000 years old, Amen, means may it be so. In the African Yoruba language among the Yoruba people whose culture is as old as time, Ashe or Ase means may it be so. Ase or Ashe means power, commandment, and authority, the ability to make whatever one says happen from the spiritual to the physical realm. In the Yoruba language, Ashe is omnipresent spiritual energy. Followers of Judaism and Christian religions use the word Amen. It is the word utilized to end prayers as an affirmation for the requests to be provided by God. Yoruba is as old as time, Ashe refers to the life force within all living things, the spark that animates life. It is used as a term used in the same manner as Amen at the end of appeals and prayers as an affirmati
How to make the popular African recipes Ugali and Fufu and what is the difference. Ugali is a starch dish in Kenya and Tanzania made of fine cornmeal cooked in boiling water into a soft dough. Fufu is a thick, dough-like West African food made by boiling then pounding a starchy vegetable such as yam, plantain, or cassava or a mixture of starchy vegetables. The main difference between fufu and ugali is fufu is boiled first then pounded while ugali is simply boiled. Ugali recipe. Easy Ugali Recipe Prep time 5 minutes Cook time 30 minutes Total time 30 minutes Ingredients 4 cups finely ground cornmeal 8 cups water Directions Heat water to boiling in a saucepan. Slowly pour cornmeal into boiling water stirring continuously. Add more cornmeal if necessary until it is thick as soft bread dough. Serve immediately with vegetables, stew, or any dish you would use a spoon with to soak up the sauce, ugali is purposely bland tasting on its own. What is the difference between ugali and
Pronounced ah-gay-gay agege bread is century old sweet tasting bread very popular with Hausa people in the West African country of Nigeria. Traditional Agege bread is not sold as sliced bread. Agege is a district in the Ikeja Division of Lagos State, Nigeria. The name Agege bread was created by a Jamaican immigrant, Alhaji Ayokunnu in the town of Agege. His Agege bread was a popular street food for people on the go therefore he opened up a full-time Bakery to where he was providing bread to different stores. Bread is not an indigenous food to Africans. Agege bread is popular because that's where the first bakery opened up selling this new style of African food on the street to busy Nigerians. Agege bread is a delicious bread with a very soft center, sweet taste with crunchy crust. Traditional Agege bread is not sold as sliced bread. You can substitute coconut oil for the butter for a different version of Agege bread. Agege bread was created by Alhaji Ayokunnu How to m
Egypt is home to the smallest mountain in Africa Mount Horeb. Africa's smallest mountain is Mount Horeb, also known as Jebel Horeb located in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Mount Horeb stands at only 2285 feet (696 meters) above sea level. Mount Horeb is also significant in religious history as it is believed to be the location where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God according to many religions. More facts about Mount Horeb Africa’s smallest mountain (also known as Jebel Horeb or Ras Horeb) located in Egypt: Mount Horeb is a mountain range located in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt. It is the site where, according to the Bible, Moses received the Ten Commandments from God. The mountain range is also known as the "Mountain of God" or the "Mountain of Moses" and is considered a sacred site by Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Mount Horeb is home to several notable peaks, including Jebel Musa (Mount Sinai), which stands at 7,497 feet (2,285 meters) ab
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