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South African Vegetable Indian Recipe

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South African Vegetable Indian Recipe South African Indian vegetable recipe made with fragrant spices and filled with flavor. This South African Indian vegetable curry recipe will please everyone. South African Indian recipe Shimla mirch ki sabzi is a timeless Indian recipe made of green peppers, tomatoes, onions, potatoes and eight spices. This simple South African Indian curry food recipe is a staple dish in many Durban South African Indian homes. South African Indian Vegetable Curry Recipe. Ingredients 3 large green bell peppers, sliced fine 2 large potatoes, cooked and cubed 1 large onion, chopped 1 large tomato, diced 10 fresh coriander leaves 1 tablespoon ginger paste 1 tablespoon garlic paste 2 teaspoons ground turmeric 1 teaspoon red chili flakes or to taste 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoons vegetable oil ½ cup water Directions Over medium high h

Love African Proverbs

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Love African Proverbs Love African Proverbs Love African Proverbs Love African proverbs translated into French, Creole, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese. Love African proverbs teach love is a variety of different feelings that each benefit from the relationship. Love African Proverbs Laughter is exterior, but love is in the heart. He who loves you, loves you with your dirt. Where there is love there is no darkness. Love attracts happiness; it brings near that which is far. Love and smoke are two things that cannot be concealed. Love has its reasons, which reasons it does not know. Do not throw your hook where there are no fish. Shelter your candle and it will give you light. A woman who lost her rival has no sorrow. If you love honey, fear not the bees. Aimez les proverbes africains Le rire est extérieur, mais l'amour est dans le cœur. Celui qui vous aime, vous aime avec votre saleté. Là où i

Sunscreen Lotion for Black Africa Skin

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Ever wonder why people of Africa smear their faces white? Learn the uses of Ingceke sunscreen lotion rubbed on African skin which leaves a white cast. Sunscreen Lotion for African Skin Sunscreen Lotion for African Skin. Why do the South African Xhosa people of smear their faces white? The white creamy sunscreen lotion for African skin is called ingceke and it is used as a sunscreen and skin ointment for protection and healing.  Ingceke sunscreen lotion protects black skin from the African sun and wind in Eastern Cape Province. Conditions inland are usually drier and hotter and there is a lower rainfall level than at the coast. Eastern Cape Province cities of the South African Xhosa people have a subtropical and Mediterranean climate and the further you go inland the hotter it gets. The special sunscreen lotion for African skin made by the South African Xhosa tribe may look like paint for a traditional dance performance but it is simply sunscreen. Sunscreen lotion for Af

Bird King of Africa African Folklore

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Bird King of Africa African Folklore Short African Folklore Story Bird King of Africa African Folklore tells the story of the first and only meeting of African birds to choose their king. Tink is a tricky bird The birds of Africa wanted a king. Men have a king, so have animals, and why shouldn't they? All had assembled to choose a bird king to rule all of Africa. "The Ostrich, because he is the largest bid in Africa," one called out. They replied "No, he can't fly." "Eagle, on account of his strength." They replied "Not he, he cannot sing." "Vulture, because he can fly the highest." They replied "No, Vulture is too dirty, his odor is terrible." "Peacock, he is so beautiful." They replied "His feet are too ugly, and also his voice." "Owl, because he can see well." They replied "Not Owl, he is scared of the light." And s

Explanation of Urbanized Food in Africa

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How urbanized food and urbanization affects African farmers and ranchers? In regards to agriculture Africa’s rate of urbanization is the fastest in the world that can lead to increased inequality, poverty, and the explosion of slums and urbanized food. Explanation of Urbanized Food in Africa The lack of infrastructure in rural areas presents a major obstacle since without rural farmers, and communities, there is no food system. Increasing demand for food, and shrinking farming sector African diets are moving away from traditional staple crops to processed foods. As growth booms in African countries, urbanized food and Western food companies are aggressively expanding in Africa. Africa’s rate of urbanization is the fastest in the world, along with urbanization comes urbanized food. The world has urbanized rapidly in the past 60 years. In 1960, about 22 percent of its population, or 460 million people, lived in cities and towns, and the vast majority, some 1.6 billi

Growing and Smoking Weed in Africa

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Growing and Smoking Weed in Africa Growing and Smoking Weed in Africa Cannabis is the most commonly used drug in the world and in Africa, it is big business. Current legislation in 2018 still prohibits the cultivation, possession and sell cannabis in South Africa.   The 2017 ruling that a person can grow and use medical cannabis in their own home has not yet come into effect, and therefore cannabis is still illegal in South Africa.  However, not all African countries are following South Africa’s criminalization of weed. Zimbabwe in May 2018 legalized growing marijuana for medicinal and research purposes and is the second African country to do so, Lesotho became the African continent's first country to offer legal licenses to grow marijuana. Ghanaians are heavy consumers of marijuana, which is prohibited but widely tolerated. The highest levels of weed or cannabis production in the world take place on the African continent. Approximately, 25 percent of the g

Nelson Mandela African Wise Proverbs and Motivating Quotes

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Nelson Mandela African Wise Proverbs and Motivating Quotes Nelson Mandela African Wise Proverbs and Motivating Quotes Quotes by Nelson Mandela South Africa most famous anti-apartheid figure, political figure, husband and father. Nelson Mandela served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Global icon Nelson Mandela was born July 18, 1918, in Mvezo, South Africa died December 5, 2013, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, South Africa. Inspiring Nelson-Mandela-Quotes Nelson Mandela brief biography of standing up to social  injustice Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela father was Hendry Mphakanyiswa of the Tembu Tribe his mother was Nonqaphi Nosekeni. Mandela was educated at University College of Fort Hare and the University of Witwatersrand where he studied law. He joined the African National Congress in 1944 and was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party's apartheid policies after 1948. He went on trial for treason in 1956-1961 and was acquitted in 196

Homemade Sudanese African food

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Homemade Sudanese African Food Cooking. Three rules for making Sudanese fermented Kisra bread, practice, patience, and preparation. Homemade African Food Cooking begins with Kisra fermented bread. Kisra is a common fermented bread that look similar to crepes or flat bread. Kisra is a staple food made throughout Sudan and South Sudan. Slow-fermented Kisra bread has more nutrients, vitamins and minerals than regular bread because of the process of fermentation process easier to digest. Homemade African food Sudanese Kisra fermented bread Start cooking African food by making delicious homemade African food Sudanese Kisra fermented bread. Serves 8 Bread Homemade African food cooking Sudanese Kisra fermented bread recipe Ingredients 1-cup wheat flour 2-3 cups water 1/4 cup plain yogurt Sesame oil for greasing the crepe pan Directions Mix flour with 2-3 cups water into a thin consistency, similar to pancake mixture but slightly thinner. Add yogurt and mix well. Leav

History of Ebola Virus Outbreaks in Africa

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History of Ebola Virus Outbreaks in Africa History of Ebola Virus Outbreaks in Africa Africa is bracing for another outbreak of the deadly Ebola-virus On May 8, 2018, the Ministry of Health of The Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an outbreak of Ebola-virus in Bikoro Health Zone, Equateur Province. This is the ninth outbreak of Ebola-virus over the last four decades in the country. As of May 16, 2017, 45 Ebola cases were reported including 25 deaths, a fatality rate of 56 percent.   The Ebola outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal were declared officially over in October 2014. Sierra Leone was declared free of Ebola on November 7, 2015, Guinea followed in December 2015. Liberia has been the worst hit, with more than 4,800 dead and 10,672 Ebola-infected.  During the peak of Ebola-transmission during August and September 2014, Liberia was reporting between 300 and 400 new Ebola-cases every week. The Ebola-epidemic seemed to subside so the outbreak in Liberia w

Ethiopian Honey Colors, Uses and Benefits

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Ethiopian Honey Colors, Uses, and Benefits Learn about the rare colors of honey from white, bright yellow, reddish chestnut, grey, green, and the flavors of these rare kinds of honey and how to make honey wine named Tej the national drink of Ethiopia. Ethiopia is Africa’s largest producer of honey manufacturing nearly 24% of Africa’s total honey production.  What is honey Honey is the natural sweet substance produced by honeybees from the nectar of blossoms or from the secretion of living parts of plants or excretions of plant-sucking insects on the living parts of plants, which honeybees collect, transform and combine with specific substances of their own, store and leave in the honeycomb to ripen and mature. Honey is the most important primary product of beekeeping from both a culinary and an economic point of view. It was also the first bee product used by humankind in ancient times. The history of the use of honey is parallel to the history of man and in virtually ever

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