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African Culture is World Heritage

African Proverb

African Proverb
Distance diminishes the elephant

African Street Food | Fresh Grilled Gingered Corn

African Street Food Fresh Grilled Gingered Corn African Street Food Fresh Grilled Gingered Corn African Recipes by African Gourmet   Add African zest to your grilled corn this summer with this fresh gingered corn African street food recipe. It is a common site to find roasted corn or maize grilling on coals on the streets and in the markets of many African countries.  Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 20 min Total time: 30 min Ingredients 4 ears of fresh sweet corn, shucked 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon butter ¼ tsp salt Directions Place corn husks directly on medium heat grill and roast for 20 minutes or until corn is soft. Cool for 5 minutes then peel down the husks and use as a handle when eating. Rub the ears of corn with butter and sprinkle with green onions, ginger, cinnamon, and salt and enjoy. Taro Root Tomato Pottage Stew Recipe

Southernmost Tip of Ghana Offshore Gas and Oil Drilling

Southernmost Tip of Ghana Offshore Gas and Oil Drilling Late Cretaceous discovery and drilling off the southernmost tip of Ghana, Cape Three Points, is producing many rich gas and oil fields off Ghana’s coast. Oil drums in Africa The African continent is home to five of the top 30 oil producing countries in the world and Ghana offshore gas and oil drilling in the Tano Basin is the new hot spot. Ghana is a former British colony located on the south side of West Africa between Côte d'Ivoire and Togo. In 1957, it became the first country in Africa below the Saharan desert given independence. Its coastline, formerly called the Gold Coast, extends for about 335 miles or 540 km on the Gulf of Guinea. Offshore gas and oil fields off Ghana’s Southernmost tip, Cape Three Points In 2005, off the West Cape Three Points Block, Kosmos executed a 3D seismic survey over a portion of the block and unlocked the Tano Basin petroleum system with the Jubilee oil field in 2007.

Mozambique Crab Coconut Curry Recipe

Mozambique Crab Coconut Curry Mozambique crab coconut curry is made of fresh crab, coconut and peanuts, staples in Mozambique coastal cooking. Make Easy Mozambique Crab Coconut Curry Recipe Mozambique Crab Coconut Curry Recipe Serves 4 African food Total time from start to finish 55 minutes Ingredients 1/4 pound fresh crabmeat 1 large onion diced 2 large tomatoes chopped 2 garlic cloves crushed 1 small fresh ginger grated 3 tablespoons good quality curry powder 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 hot pepper diced 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter 1/3 cup coconut milk 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil Directions Heat the oil in a large pan and fry onion and spices for about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, peanut butter and coconut milk simmer 20 minutes or until slightly thick. Add crabmeat.   Serve with rice. Coasts of Mozambique food, fishing, and people Three large populatio

African stories help us make meaning of our lives with the unseen

African stories help us make meaning of our lives with the unseen. African folktales are a cherished African oral storytelling tradition. African Folktale storytelling is the basis for everything in world society; the way we think, interact, live, love, communicate, and dream all derives from African Folklore storytelling. African stories help us make meaning of our lives with the unseen. As the ancestors say the thunder and lightning lived on the earth amongst all the other people, but the king made them live at the far end of the town, as far as possible from other people's houses. The thunder was an old mother sheep, and the lightning was her son, a ram. Whenever the ram got angry he used to go about and burn houses and knock down trees; he even did damage on the farms, and sometimes killed people.  Whenever the lightning did these things, his mother used to call out to him in a very loud voice to stop and not to do any more damage; but the lightning did not car

You need to know about Ghana Ashanti history

You need to know about Ghana Ashanti history Ashanti is an administrative region in Ghana centrally located in the middle belt of Ghana. Most of the region's inhabitants are Ashanti people, one of Ghana's major ethnic groups. The main language spoken in the Ashanti region is Twi (pronounced tree). You need to know about Ghana Ashanti history At the height of its power and glory, the influence and culture of the Ashanti Kingdom stretched beyond the borders of present-day Ghana. The Ashanti were able to preserve what was best in Akan culture, including the use of gold dust as currency and gold weights as a measure. The  Ashanti  people make up the largest of the subgroups of the Akan, who trace their origins partly to Bono-Manso and Techiman in the present-day Brong Ahafo Region.  Ashanti  constitute 14.8 percent of all Ghanaians by birth, and 30.1 percent of the total Akan population of 8.5 million in the country.  Ashanti people  started with a nucleus

Unique African Bread Recipe Injera Bread

Making Injera bread is a unique bread recipe art. At the very core, Injera bread requires simple ingredients flour, salt, water, and time. Injera is traditionally eaten in the African countries of Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti, and Eritrea. History of African food is traditional and foreign since African food recipes like the unique bread recipe injera bread is influenced by colonialists. Injera pronounced In-jer-ruh is a classic East African bread recipe eaten with many African food recipes. Injera is a flatbread with a unique, spongy texture that is made from teff flour. Teff flour is light whole grain flour you can substitute whole wheat flour in the recipe but the taste will be different. The taste and texture on injera, however, are quite unique and unlike the crepe. Injera bread is thicker than a crepe but thinner than a pancake. Injera is eaten daily in all most every in Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti, and Eritrea family households. Injera Bread Recipe Unique Africa

Best Lamb Recipe from Around Africa

Best Lamb Recipe from Around Africa Best Lamb Recipe from Around Africa African lamb recipes using a tagine is best served with warm couscous, pita or flatbread.  Our lamb recipe tagine is primarily used to slow cook stews and vegetable dishes. Because the domed or cone-shaped lid of the tagine traps steam and returns the condensed liquid to the pot, a minimal amount of water is needed when cooking. Use a stew pot instead of a tagine for this lamb recipe just add an extra 1 cup of broth to the recipe. Slow Roasted North African Lamb Recipe Using a Tagine. Ingredients 2 pounds lamb cut into 2-inch chunks 2 cups cooked chickpeas 2 large onions, chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 2 cups tomato juice 2 large chopped tomatoes 4 ounce dried apricots, cut in half 2-ounce dates, cut in half 2-ounce raisins 3 ounce flaked almonds 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1½ tablespoon paprika 1½ tablespoon ground ginger 1 tablespoon turmeric 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Peanut Chicken Stew African Cuisine

Peanut Chicken Stew African Homemade Cuisine There are many different versions of peanut butter stew in Africa Make three easy recipes with the African Gourmet today, Chicken Peanut Butter Stew, Vegetarian Groundnut Soup and Homemade Groundnut Butter Recipes. If you are concerned about the taste of peanuts overpowering your dish, do not worry as peanuts absorb the flavor of ingredients it is surrounded by. Chicken Peanut Butter Stew Chicken Peanut Butter Stew African recipes by African Gourmet African groundnut stew recipe with chicken, the peanut butter adds richness and complexity this delicious African food recipe. Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 20 min Total time: 40 min   Ingredients  2 large chicken breasts, chopped 1 medium sliced onion 1 medium chopped green pepper 1 cup smooth peanut butter 3 cups chicken broth 2 cups baby carrots 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon red pepper flake 1 tablespoon tomato past

African Proverbs For Your Leadership Spirit

African Proverbs For Your Leadership Spirit African Proverbs on setting a good leadership example for others to follow motivates and inspires us to be our best at leadership, teamwork, and creating successful lives. African proverbs to help you remember that a happy life is up to you; and even when trouble comes your way, what is important is not the problem, but how you respond as a leader. You cannot deny the simple beauty and power of an African Proverb. What does leadership learning through African proverbs mean? A leader is someone who sets the direction and influences people to follow that direction. There are numerous African proverbs about leadership and about carrying out the role of the leader. Leaders carry out their roles in a wide variety of styles. African history is composed largely of accounts of the exploits of people who have left their marks, good and evil. These leaders stand out as persons who used African proverb characteristics of leadersh

Red African Roses Growing in Kenya

Red African Roses Growing in Kenya. Rose gardens in regards to commercial flower growing in Kenya dates back decades due to rich soil and 12 hour sunlight need to grow 10 distinctive color of roses. Roses grown in Kenya naturally come in different colors without dyes, yellow, red, white and spotted red yellow white rose combinations naturally occur in the wild of Kenya. That Valentine's Day rose from your loved one probably came from Kenya since Kenya is world famous for its cut flower farms especially the roses.  The rose is the favorite flower of 85 percent of Americans and this is probably why President Reagan in 1986 made the rose the National flower of the United States .  Kenya lies on both sides of the equator on the eastern coast of Africa. Countries on or near the equator, like Kenya, benefit from good growing conditions, including 12 hours of daylight all year round. The country's rose flower power is also attributed to its sunny climate, which en

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