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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. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

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Madagascar Ethnic Groups

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Madagascar Ethnic Groups Explanation of Madagascar Ethnic Groups Madagascar people Most of population of Madagascar lives on the eastern half of the island; significant clustering is found in the central highlands and eastern coastline. More than 90 percent of Madagascar population is Malagasy, which is divided into about 18 ethnic groups all of whom speak the same Malagasy language.  Most Malagasy are multi-ethnic, however, reflecting the island’s diversity of settlers and historical contacts. Madagascar’s legacy of hierarchical societies practicing domestic slavery most notably the Merina Kingdom of the 16th to the 19th century is evident today in persistent class tension, with some ethnic groups maintaining a caste system.  Slave descendants are vulnerable to unequal access to education and jobs, despite Madagascar’s constitutional guarantee of free compulsory primary education and its being party to several international conventions on human rights. Historica

Religion in Africa The Lord's Prayer Translated into Arabic Swahili Hausa and Amharic

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Religion in Africa The Lord's Prayer Translated into Arabic Swahili Hausa and Amharic The Lord's Prayer ✝ in Africa Nineteen African countries have a more than 80% Christian population, Angola, Botswana, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, ESwatini, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Lesotho, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Fourteen African countries have a less than 10% Christian population, Algeria, Egypt, Djibouti, Guinea, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, The Gambia, and Tunisia. Besides Christianity, Islam is the other major religion in Africa as well as traditional beliefs and Voodoo. Around 47% of the total population of Africa is Muslim accounting for 25% of the world's Muslim population. Religion in Africa The Lord's Prayer translated into the five most popular African languages The Lord's Prayer translated into t

When Home is Not Safe | Internally Displaced People of Africa

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Africa IDPs, Afrca Violence, Africa Homeless Africa has more countries affected by displacement than any other region and is home 9 - 12 million internally displaced people (IDPs). IDPs are displaced within their own country as a result of conflict, violence, disasters and human rights abuses. Zam Zam camp for internally displaced persons near El Fasher the capital of North Darfur, Sudan. Internally Displaced Persons means persons or groups of persons who have been forced or obliged to flee or to leave their homes or places of habitual residence, in particular as a result of or in order to avoid the effects of armed conflict, situations of generalized violence, violations of human rights or natural or human-made disasters, and who have not crossed an internationally recognized State border. The 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, and the 1969 OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspect

No Oil Mango Vinegar Salad Dressing Recipe

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Simple Cooking with no oil easy mango tangy vinegar salad dressing. Mango salad Mango Vinegar Salad Dressing Recipe Without Fattening Oil Ingredients 2 mangoes peeled, seeded, and cubed 1/2 pound fresh strawberries quartered 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 8 cups mixed salad greens Directions Add fruits, pepper and vinegar in a jar with a lid. Seal jar, and shake vigorously to mix. Sit overnight in the refrigerator. In a large bowl, mix salad greens, with mango mixture, serve. Did you know? Mangoes will produce their first crop after 4 - 6 years when grown from seed. Harvesting can be done for up to 20 years before the mango tree becomes unable to produce fruit.

Keep Being The Awesome Person You Are African Elders Wise Sayings

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African Elders Wise Sayings Wise Sayings  Quotes  African Proverbs Falata community celebrating peace at the Al Zubir Stadium in El Fasher, North Darfur Ten African Elders Wise Sayings to remind you to keep being the awesome person you are. Each and every human being on Earth is an awesome person, but you are the most awesome one. These Ten African Elders Wise Sayings are to remind you to keep being the awesome person you are and the most awesome person your elders want you to be in this life through its ups and downs. Ten African Elders Wise Sayings  Ten African Elders Wise Sayings A little axe can cut down a big tree. If someone were to pay you ten cents for every kind word you said about people and collect five cents for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor? Beginning is easy; continuing, hard. A smile confuses an approaching frown. A true soldier does not admit defeat before the battle . God can heal a broken heart , but He has to h

What does learning through African ancestors mean

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African proverbs are influenced by beliefs, values, and assumptions, as well as culture. Carry with you good teachings from ancestors. Africa Beautiful Ancestors descend from greatness with millions of years of wisdom. Discover who your ancestors were. Listen to ancestor’s words and feel safe in their knowledge. Our favorite African proverb lesons we learned from the ancestors. A wise person will always find a way. Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone. For the benefit of the flowers, we water the thorns too. What does learning through African ancestors mean A Collection of Beautiful Ancestors African Proverbs An African ancestor sets the direction and influences people to follow that direction. There are numerous African proverbs about African ancestors and about carrying out the role of the leader in our lives. African history is composed largely of accounts of the exploits of African ancestors who have left their marks. These African ancestors stand out a

How Much is a McDonald's Big Mac in Africa

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In 1995 McDonald's opened its first restaurant in South Africa All About McDonald's In Africa McDonald's Big Mac in South Africa cost 30 rands or $2.17 US dollars. McDonald's has restaurants in 6 African countries. Of course, there is a McDonald's in Africa. Africa fast food economy is a money-fueled fast food business; McDonald’s restaurants are located across Africa in the South. McDonald's in Africa, but of course!  Africa fast food economy is a money-fueled fast food business; McDonald’s restaurants are located across Africa in South Africa first opened on November 11, 1995, Morocco McDonald’s first opened on December 18, 1992, Egypt McDonald’s first opened on October 20, 1994, Mauritius McDonald’s first opened on July 4, 2001, Tunisia first McDonald’s opened on January 3, 2018 and Kenya first McDonald’s is set to open August 2018.  South Africa is a middle-income African country with abundant na

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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