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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.

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Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

20 Troubles at Home African Proverbs

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20 Troubles at Home African Proverbs Twenty Troubles at Home African Proverbs During this life, hard times are certain to happen; sometimes it can be quite easy to spot trouble at home but most often not. Some issues of trouble at home are fighting, being neglected, unappreciated, or feeling scared. The range of human pain is far-reaching, but these 20 African Proverbs from the Ancestors offer a place of true comfort and understanding. Twenty Troubles at Home African Proverbs Missing home, Democratic Republic of the Congo displaced woman Peace reigns where there is truthiness while war is the fruit of lies. A child will be punished because of his father’s faults. Respect the bowl that feeds you. When quarrels persist, silence is the best solution. The face is not the heart. A person who gives you a little is better than the one who promises you. Music is a gift Wisdom is not acquired through the number of years. An old man who is not visite

What Does Pigeon Taste Like?

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What Does Pigeon Taste Like Perfect Pigeon Recipe Young pigeons are the best for roasting since the meat is tender, as the pigeon gets older the meat gets tougher and the birds are best slow-cooked. Wood pigeons are considered the top shelf of cooking pigeons. Egyptian Braised Pigeon is slow-cooked making pigeon a delicious delicate meat dish. This recipe is so simple you will make Egyptian Braised Pigeon at least once a week. How to Make Egyptian Braised Pigeon Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture by Chic African Culture African food recipe What does pigeon taste like? If a pigeon eats corn, the birds will have a sweet, nutty flavor. Their flesh tastes like what they feed upon in the wild or on the farm. Culture and food of Egypt would not be complete without including the African food recipe Braised Pigeon. In Egypt and many parts of Northern Africa, Braised Pigeon is a common dish. Egyptian Braised Pigeon Serves 4 Egypt African food Total t

Tall Tale The Foolish Sheep African Folklore

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Dance Until You Can’t Dance Anymore Tall Tale The Foolish Sheep African Folklore Tall Tale of the Foolish Sheep African Folklore teaches not taking life too seriously maybe good advice for people who have no responsibilities, but it is bad advice in general. Sheep definitely thought showing off would brighten her day with her funny antics and dancing but in the end, she missed an awesome party.  Tall Tale The Foolish Sheep African Folklore As the elders say, one day long ago all the animals dressed themselves up in their very best clothes, for all were invited to a big dance in a neighboring town. Though all looked very fine, none looked better than the pretty sheep, who wore for the first time a beautiful white woolen dress. Sheep feeling prettier than her other friends said to them "Let us dance in the sun and dance as if there is a song in our body bursting to come out!". Her friends being sensible said "No, we have a long journey and must conserve ou

Food Is Not the Main Imported Item into Africa

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Machinery and equipment, Chemicals, Petroleum products, Scientific instruments, and Foodstuffs are the top five imported commodities into Africa. Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa with the largest economy, followed by South Africa and Egypt while Oil-rich countries such as Equatorial Guinea, Angola have Africa's highest GDP per capita along with Algeria, Libya and Gabon, and mineral-rich Botswana. List of African Nations and their top imports and import partners Sewing T Shirts in Ghana Algeria Imports - commodities: capital goods, foodstuffs, consumer goods Imports - partners: France 18.7 percent, China 9 percent, Italy 8.5 percent, Spain 6 percent, US 5.5 percent, Germany 5.3 percent, Russia 4.6 percent, Turkey 4.1 percent Angola Imports - commodities: machinery and electrical equipment, vehicles and spare parts; medicines, food, textiles, military goods Imports - partners: Portugal 19.3 percent, China

Wise Words Your Ancestors Want You to Know Today

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Communicate Effectively With The Ancestors Listen - Envision - Receive Communicate Effectively With The Ancestors Africans have long been speaking to the dead through spiritual communications. Africans have long been speaking to the dead through spiritual communications Hearing your Ancestors voices means not listening to the noise of the world, their words are a distinctive tool of communication to you. Wise words your ancestors want you to know today can only be heard with an open heart and a tuned-in attentive mind. Questions to ask your ancestors today: Simplicity What seems easy at first is sometimes difficult to accomplish. Isolation Whoever isolates himself from the community selfishly enjoys his meals but suffers in case of a problem. Self Love Despite his blackness, the chimpanzee does not loathe his youth. Satisfaction There is no such thing as a worthless trade. Intelligence When a clever person gets lost, it is another clever pe

How to Build a Fire

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How to Build a Fire Fire ‖ Cooking ‖ Warmth ‖ Light ‖ Life How to Build a Fire Learn fire building techniques using tinder, kindling and firewood to build a log cabin fire construction while learning about the top 10 countries in Africa who use the most wood to fuel their everyday lives. In the year 2018, more than 69 percent of Africa below the Saharan desert still has no access to electricity. In the rural areas of Africa, the number of people without access to electricity rises to more than 85 percent. In other words, that is over 600 million people in the 49 countries of sub-Saharan Africa lacking access to electricity.  To put 600 million people into perspective, the United States has a total population of 314 million people.   Throughout Africa, women and girls walk for hours a day in the hope of finding a few branches or roots to use as firewood; to avoid the midday sun, many leave their homes before sunrise. Almost all African countries still

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.

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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My father and mother are historians of African culture and history and their influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.

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