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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.

African Culture is World Heritage

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

Egypt Sugar Cane Drink Recipe

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What to make with fresh sugar cane is an easy sweet sugarcane drink from Egypt. Sugar Cane Juicer Egypt Sugar Cane Drink Recipe African Recipes by African Gourmet  Sugarcane is cultivated for its natural sweet juice; there are many uses of sugar cane. In Egypt, Egyptian sugar cane is a popular drink, the sugar canes are run through a press, then the juice is strained and served. Prep time: 5 min Cook time: 5 min Total time: 10 min Stalks of sweet sugarcane 3 Ingredient Egypt Sugar Cane Drink Recipe 1 cup fresh sugar cane juice ¼ teaspoon fresh grated lemon rind Directions Add all ingredients into a large jar and mix well. About Egypt Sugarcane Sugarcane harvesting in Africa Upper Egypt economy is heavily dependent on sugarcane production. Sugarcane or Cane is widely cultivated in tropical and temperate regions l

Definition of the African Diaspora

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Definition of the African Diaspora African Diaspora ▎ Bloodline ▎ Heritage ▎ Migration ▎ Inclusiveness Music of the people of the African Diaspora  Definition of the African Diaspora In the early part of April 2005, the African Union Commission held a two-day meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to create a definition of the African Diaspora. The consensus of the meeting defined the African Diaspora as "Peoples of African origin living outside the continent, irrespective of their citizenship and nationality and who are willing to contribute to the development of the continent and the building of the African Union."  Love The following factors shaped the globally recognized definition of the African Diaspora by Africans Bloodline and Heritage. The African Diaspora should consist of people living outside the continent whose ancestral roots or heritage is in Africa. The peoples of African origin whose ancestors within historical memory came from

Political Afrofuturist Hair Art Designers

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Who are Laetitia Ky, Photographer Nakeya Brown, Black hair king J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere African hair art designers? Who are the Modern Political Afrofuturist Black Hair Art Designers African hair traditions and rituals are an integral part of African culture . Afrofuturist West African Cote d'Ivoire designer Laetitia Ky uses wires and hairpins to make hair sculpture art on Instagram; Ky photo series shows how she transforms her hair into all kinds of political, funny and odd shapes to showcase her designing mind. African Hair Art is Life African Hair Art, Life is too short to have boring hair. Just as the human body is outfitted and decorated to look sexy, professional or devout, the human hair is a reflection of a person’s outward identity. Hair is looked at as an accompaniment to an outfit; an essential accessory that glams up the whole look. African hair art is also a political statement, big, curly natural hair on full display unnerves the establishment.

Rare Wild Vegetables African Orchids

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Rare Wild Vegetables African Orchids Rare wild vegetables, African Orchid roots or tubers are called Kinaka in Tanzania and Chikanda in Zambia are used as wild vegetables and run the risk of local extinction due to overharvesting. Chikanda was a rare wild vegetable and traditional orchid food recipe of the Bemba people of Zambia. The Bemba people did not pose a threat to ground orchid plant however, outsiders harvesting the rare wild vegetables of orchid roots has become big business causing big problems. Orchid roots are brown or white tubers of orchids which are the size of small potatoes found underground. Rare Wild Vegetables African Orchids   The Nyika Plateau of eastern Zambia and northern Malawi and the Kitulo Plateau on the southern highlands of Tanzania are progressively becoming more threatened by over-exploitation of terrestrial or ground orchids. Orchid roots are very popular and sold in markets fresh, dried, as snacks or ready-made Chikanda dish.

Classic African Vegetable Cowpeas Recipe

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Classic African Cowpeas Recipe Cowpea originated in Africa The cowpea is used both as a vegetable and grain. Dried and fresh cowpeas are cooked together with other vegetables to make a thick soup, or ground into a meal or paste. Fresh leaves of the cowpea plant are often picked and eaten in the same way as spinach. Cowpeas for sale in Ibadan Nigeria Classic African Vegetable Cowpeas Recipe Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Cowpeas are grown throughout the tropics and subtropics and has become a part of the diet of about 110 million people. West and Central Africa is the leading cowpea producing region in the world; this region produces 64 percent of the estimated 3 million tons of cowpeas produced annually. Nigeria is the world’s leading cowpea producing country, followed by Brazil. Other cowpeas producing countries in Africa are South Africa, Senegal, Ghana, Mali and Burkina Faso. Ghana, Niger, and Cameroon. Cowpea is a higher droug

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.

African cultures express, encourage, and communicate energy

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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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