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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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Zambia Worth More Than Just Peanuts

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Cooking in Zambia Africa Zambia Peanuts • Zambia Money • Zambia Growth • Zambia Food African country of Zambia Peanuts Peanuts are rich in oil and protein and are a nutrient dense food. Especially in the developing regions of Zambia, the peanut plays an important role both as income and food crop. Zambian Peanuts Despite its beauty, the poverty rate in Zambia is around 27 percent, most people living off $1.25 per day. Zambia is home to seventy various ethnic groups. Small family farms and subsistence farming accounts for around 80 percent of Zambia's agricultural areas. Pumpkins and peanuts grow abundantly in the African country of Zambia and are an economical source of nutrient dense food. What is nutrient density? It is a measure of the nutrients provided per calorie of food, or the ratio of nutrients to calories. Foods that supply generous amounts of one or more nutrients compared to the number of calories they supply are called n

Chickpea Spinach Curry for Breakfast

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Chickpea Spinach Curry for Breakfast Chickpea Spinach Curry the fastest way to make a quick healthy curry meal. Using canned and fresh vegetables and spices, this easy vegetable curry recipe will be ready in as little as 15 minutes from start to finish. Chickpea curry breakfast Chickpea Spinach Curry for Breakfast Ingredients 2 cans chickpeas or garbanzo beans 4 cups fresh spinach 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 handful fresh coriander, chopped 1 teaspoon red pepper powder Salt to taste Directions Drain the chickpeas from the cans and set aside. In large lidded pot heat oil on medium high heat, add spices and chickpeas. Cover and heat for about 5 minutes. Turn the heat off, stir the spinach and serve with eggs and soft bread. Chickpea Spinach Curry Recipe Did you know? Chickpeas also called garbanzos are a traditional food staple of Africa, the

Lonely Memory Garden Watered Daily With Tears Short African Story

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Lonely Love Short African Folklore Story African Tall Tale tells the story of the value of cowry shells and cost of love. Unluckily, you can be in love and still cultivate a lonely memory garden watered daily with tears. It is said, never be afraid to sit awhile and think, this is only true if your heart is not broken in two. Lonely Frog and His Beautiful Wife African Tall Tale A lonely frog had some difficulty in finding a wife, at last carved the trunk of a tree into the shape of a woman and placed cowry shells in the spot where her heart should be and this brought her to life. Frog named her Ayo since she was very beautiful pledged his undying love to her daily. Frog married her and they lived happily in his home deep in the forest, until one day in his absence some of the chief's men happened to pass by and saw the beautiful Ayo working outside in the garden. They asked for fire and water, which she gave them, and on their return told the chief about a beautiful woman liv

Ybeg Alicha Ethiopian Food is Shared by Everyone at the Table

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Ybeg Alicha Ethiopian Food is Shared by Everyone at the Table Ethiopian Food Ybeg Alicha is an Ethiopian comfort food recipe of cubed tender lamb meat cooked in onions, ginger, garlic and Niter Kibe Ethiopian Spiced Clarified Butter. Ybeg Alicha Ethiopian Food  Ybeg Alicha Ethiopian Food is Shared by Everyone at the Table Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture 2-7-2018 By Chic African Culture African food recipe Culture and food of Africa would not be complete without including the Ethiopian African food recipe of Ybeg Alicha. Ybeg Alicha Ethiopian Food Recipe Serves 6 African food Total time from start to finish 55 minutes How to Make the Best Ybeg Alicha Ethiopian Food Recipe Ingredients 1 pound lamb cubes 2 white onions diced 5 cloves fresh garlic 2 tablespoons ground cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon ground sweet paprika ½ teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground

Better Cooking With Shea Butter

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Womens Gold ▏Shea Butter Oil ▏ Cooking ▏ Shea butter is a multi purpose cooking oil when food grade oil is used in this baked mixed nut recipe. Using shea butter oil for cooking is healthy. Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree. Shea Butter is rich in Vitamins A, D, E, and K and is high in essential fatty oleic, stearic, linoleic and palmitic acids. Shea Butter, also known as Women's Gold in Africa plays a very important role in cooking and earning living wages for millions of African women. Shea butter is a multi-purpose cooking oil when food grade oil is used in the recipe. It takes approximately 20 years for a tree to bear fruit and produce nuts, maturing on average at 45 years. Most trees will continue to produce nuts for up to 200 years after reaching maturity. Shea tree nuts Eight African countries produce high quantities of Shea nuts; they are in order Burkina Faso, Mali, Ghana, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Togo and Guinea.

African Recipes Sound Good But How Do You Cook Them

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African Recipes Sound Good But How Do You Cook Them Pumpkin Leaf Stew Taro Root Tomato Stew and Cocoyam Vegetable Soup sounds good but how do you cook them Have you ever stood and stared at a new vegetable produce from the international foods section of your local supermarket and how to cook it? In recent years, many exotic sounding products have been introduced on the shelves of supermarkets around the world. As a result, people have found out about food items like pumpkin leaf, taro, cocoyam, and many are curious to try the newly found items. Many foods are unknown outside places of origin and introducing new foods helps open up international fair trade markets. Pumpkin Leaf Stew Recipe Cooking in Igboland means cooking with vegetable bulbs as well as the leaves of the plant. Fluted pumpkins are used in many traditional recipes across Igboland. Ingredients 1 medium pumpkin, peeled, cubed, deseeded 3 handfuls pumpkin leaves, chopped 2 large carrots, peeled

Life of African Civil War Amputees

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Life of African Civil War Amputees In Darfur Abdurrahim Ahmed Mohamed, age twelve lost his right hand and the sight in his left eye when he played with an unexploded bomb. Ravaged by civil wars, in Africa the population of persons with amputees represents a large percentage of physical disabilities. The West African Country of Sierra Leone has been ravaged by civil wars, but there are no accurate statistics of the number of casualties, war-wounded including amputees and the post-traumatic stress sufferings. There are around 82 million people affected by some form of disability in Africa, that is around 10% of the population. However, this might be a conservative estimation as different tools for defining and measuring disability are used in many African countries. Around 80% of people with disabilities, particularly in the youth population, live in low-income countries and that poverty further limits access to basic health services, including rehabilitation services.

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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