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Angry Words African Proverbs and Quotes

Angry Words African Proverbs and Quotes Angry African proverbs teach us to be mindful of the words that we say to one another. Though many African common sayings and proverbs seem simple to the common person and even coarse to the wisest and noblest of educators, there is complexity in simplicity. The resolute character of the ancestors enabled them to not only win their independence but to learn from suffering patience the many trials and disappointment in fighting for freedom. Cunning and planning won the freedom of many, not anger. When troubles hovered over many African ancestors , community proverb sayings contained the wisdom of many nations and placed them side-by-side with those hopes and dreams sent up high. It would have been natural for the ancestor and their use of proverbs to contain vision and unity or they would perish. The best African proverbs are born out of fear and aggravation but not anger; fear of the unknown and aggravation of helplessness, anger o

Sesame Seed in Africa

Sesame seeds have been prized for their high oil content and their distinctive nutty flavor since ancient times. Sesame seeds origins are African. Sesame seeds are among the many plants that have their origins in Africa and were introduced to the United States during the late 16th and early 17th centuries. This was a period of intense and brutal slave trade when millions of Africans were forcibly transported across the Atlantic Ocean to work on plantations in the Americas. Sesame seeds were valued for their oil content and their nutty flavor, and they became a staple ingredient in many cuisines and cultures. Sesame seeds have been prized for their high oil content and their distinctive nutty flavor since ancient times. They have been widely used in various cuisines and cultures, from Asia to Africa to the Middle East, as a seasoning, a garnish, a paste, or a main ingredient. Sesame seeds are rich in nutrients and antioxidants, and they have many health benefits and culinary application

Types of shea butter

Thick healthy hair the natural way using different types of shea butter. Ingredients for hair conditioner are found at local markets and mixing the ingredients is easy. Add easy hair DIY African Shea Butter and Honey All-Natural Hair Conditioner for men and women to your hair regimen for thick healthy hair. Types of shea butter made for men and women One walk down the hair care aisle of the drugstore and you will see dozens of different conditioners and styling products for men and women. Conditioner does as its name suggests rather than cleansing strands, it conditions the hair follicle and the effects are immediate. Using a conditioner is especially important if your hair is dry or thin. Conditioners contain ingredients that coat individual hairs so they look thicker and do not tangle as easily. No need for his and her hair conditioner products, there is little difference between the sexes when it comes to hair. What is shea butter?  African shea butter is cream-colored o

Hannibal Commanrde or Canibal

Tunisian born African Military Commander Hannibal Barca was one of the greatest military men in world history. Hannibal Barca 247-183 BC was a Carthaginian general during the Second Punic War between Carthage and Rome, 218-202 BC and was one of the greatest African military commanders in world history. Hannibal the Commander Hannibal Barca Carthaginian General His father was Hamilcar Barca, 275-228 BC, the great general of the First Punic War 264-241 BC died command of the army passed to Hasdrubal, Hamilcar's son-in-law for eight years but Hasdrubal was assassinated. When news of his brother-in-law death reached the armies, the soldiers unanimously have chosen Hannibal, age 21, as their commander. Hannibal streamlined his aggressive means of warfare and on assuming the command he at once rode out to conquer the Olcades and soon made himself master strategy by a series of intelligent and formidable assaults which the Olcades were overwhelmed and surrendered to the

Blindness Caused By Biting Black Flies

River Blindness is a tropical disease caused by a parasitic worm laid by biting black flies. About 300,000 people are blind because of the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus from biting black flies and another 800,000 have a visual impairment. Nearly 99% of infected persons live in Africa. Precious eyesight can be saved, river blindness is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness worldwide.  Man in Tanzania Africa with River blindness What is River Blindness? River Blindness is transmitted through repeated bites by black flies that bite during the day. The disease is called River Blindness because the blackfly that transmits the infection lives and breeds near fast-flowing streams and rivers and the infection can result in blindness. Humans become infected when blackflies deposit Onchocerca infective larvae into the skin when biting to extract blood. Once inside the human body, the larvae mature into adults in around 3 months to 1 year. Most adult female worms live

Fear the Snitch African Proverbs

Fear the Snitch African Proverbs Three Zulu African proverbs why you need to fear a snitch, trader and bad influence with proverb meanings and explanations. Fear the Snitch African Proverbs purpose is to let the reader know the danger that lurks and to sound the alarm so that every person may be on his or her guard prepare against a friendly foe. Snitch, trader and bad influence Zulu African proverbs with explanations. Yintlolela yombini A spy for both. Meaning: Said of a snitch. Ukaka kampetu The shield turned the wrong way. Meaning:  This saying is applied to anyone who goes over from one party to another. It is a common expression for one who turns evidence against accomplices in crime. Uyakulila ngasonye uxele inkawu You will shed tears with one eye like a monkey. Meaning:  A warning used to deter anyone from being led into a snare of any kind. It is said that when a monkey is caught in a trap he cries, but that tears come out of one e

Supernatural African Plants

Countless plants in Africa have a supernatural deadly reputation. Medicinal African plants used for thousands of years for healing purposes in Africa such as mandrake, opium, kaempfer, cork oak, satyrion, cumin. In Africa, the supernatural and medicinal properties of plants were secrets learnt by the most intelligent and observant members of static, pastoral and nomadic tribes and clans; and the possessor of these secrets became the supernatural cornerstone of the clan since holding the knowledge acquired of herbs and their uses. Herbalist growing supernatural African Plants The medicinal properties of certain herbs and plants in skillful hands were well known to the ancient seers the symptoms and effects could be varied accordingly as the plants were dried, powdered, dissolved in water, eaten freshly gathered, or burnt as incense on the altars. The subtle powers of opiates obtained from certain plants were among the secret

In time of trouble and crisis African proverbs

In time of trouble and crisis African proverbs 25 timeless African proverb guidance from the ancestors in the time of crisis and trouble. Crisis African Proverbial Guidance. Those who refuse to obey cannot command.   War ends nothing. If you are filled with pride then you will have no room for wisdom. The lion does not turn around when a small dog barks. The spider and the fly can't make a bargain.   An army of sheep led by a lion can defeat an army of lions led by sheep. The spider and the fly can't make a bargain .   Crisis African proverbial guidance to start listening to and obey in the time of crisis and trouble. Here are 20 more African proverbs and quotes to teach us to always be mindful of the words that we say to one another and our actions. A fool is a wise person ladder. A wise person will always find a way. After mischance everyone is wise. He does a good day’s work who rids himself of a fool. He who rides on the giant’s

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