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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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African Lion Mustard Essential Oil Healing Rub

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African Lion DIY Sore Muscle Rub has been used for centuries under various names using heat from the pepper, mustard, peppermint and ginger plants to improve blood flow to drive away pain. African herbalists or inyanga have thousands of years of knowledge to look after the village treating illnesses using, plants growing in the garden and in the wild. Presently millions of Africans still have faith in the healing powers of the local herbalist. Ingredients 2 teaspoons ground red pepper 2 teaspoon ground ginger ½ cup olive vegetable or olive oil 2 drops essential peppermint oil 2 drops essential mustard oil Directions In a small saucepan add all ingredients carefully heat the oil up to body temperature or approximately 98 degrees Fahrenheit; if you accidentally allow the oil to get too hot, let it to cool to the proper temperature. Caution, do not overheat mixture or you will cause severe burns, only use mixture lukewarm which is 98 degrees F or 36 degrees Celsius.   Uses  Appl

Cameroon Beef with Okra Sauce Recipe

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Cameroon Beef with Okra Sauce Recipe By Chic African Culture Cameroon African Food Recipe Beef with okra sauce is one of the easiest simmered Cameroonian recipes to prepare. Cameroon beef with okra sauce is eaten with fufu to sop up the delicious okra sauce. Beef with okra sauce is a delicious one-pot stew that is loved by the people of Cameroon as well as the whole of West, East and Southern Africa . Cameroon Beef with Okra Sauce Recipe Serves 4 African food Total time from start to finish 1 hour 30 minutes Stew Nutrition facts: 310 calories , 3 grams fat Cameroon Beef with Okra Sauce Recipe Ingredients ½ pound beef strips 12 pieces fresh okra 1 large diced onion 2 chopped cloves garlic Salt and pepper to taste 2 maggi cubes 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 cups beef stock Directions Heat oil in large saucepan and fry the chopped onion and chopped garlic. Add the meat, salt and pepper, let brown, add stock, cover and simmer covered for

Pintade French Guinea Fowl Recipe

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By Chic African Culture African food recipe Pintade is a traditional Senegalese French kitchen recipe of grilled guinea fowl also known as Guinea Hens. The flavor of guinea fowl is between pheasant and chicken, a little gamey but not over the top. The guinea fowl is a wild bird found living across the African continent used in many popular African recipes. Guinea fowl is the food of choice for holiday meals. Pintade Guinea Fowl Recipe Serves 4 African food Total time from start to finish 55 minutes Stew Nutrition facts: 350 calories , 5 grams fat Pintade Pintade French Guinea Fowl Recipe Ingredients 1 guinea fowl about 3 1/2 lb. or 2 guinea fowl 2 pounds each, cut into serving pieces 2 large onions, diced 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 whole bay leaf ½ teaspoon dried thyme 4 sprigs fresh parsley 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary 5 cloves of garlic, peeled 1 teaspoon lemon juice 3 cups vegetable broth Salt and black pepper to taste 2 ta

Damn Good Cameroon DG Chicken Recipe

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Happily cooking in Cameroon Damn Good Cameroon DG Chicken Recipe By Chic African Culture African food recipe DG stands for Le Directeur Général in French or the boss man, general manager or the head person in charge; DG was a dish served only to the finest of guests because it is a dish that is often cooked to receive Cameroons aristocratic. This dish is made of chicken, plantains, vegetables and spices and is a national dish of Cameroon loved by everyone. Once you make DG Chicken, you will find DG stands for Damn Good. Cameroon cooking Damn Good Cameroon DG Chicken Recipe Serves 8 African food Total time from start to finish 55 minutes Chicken Stew Nutrition facts: 350 calories per serving, 7 grams fat Cameroon DG Chicken Recipe Ingredients 4 chicken thighs 2 large carrots, diced 2 large bell peppers, diced 2 large onions, diced 3 large tomatoes, diced Handful of parsley 4 celery stalks, diced 2 cups frozen green beans 2 yellow plantains, peeled and c

Africa and Hate Have Five Things In Common

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Africa has an epidemic of hate in historical kinship with white privilege, colonialism, apartheid, xenophobia, and tribalism. Hate is defined as the intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury. Africa and hate have five things in common, White Privilege, Colonialism, Apartheid, Xenophobia, and Tribalism. Despite improvements in the security, tribalism and humanitarian situation in Darfur, continued deadly challenges remain. Africa and Hate Have Five Things In Common White Privilege The attitude of white supremacy and white privilege, the idea that white people are brought up with - that psyche of being above blacks - rests on their privilege and advantage over black people. It rests on the reality that each day of their lives, from birth, their lived experience as a collective is to be served by blacks. There must always be millions of black people available as cheap and easily dispos

Classic South African Yellow Rice Recipe

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Nutrition facts: 340 calories , 3 grams fat Make new to you South African yellow rice recipe. South African yellow rice is quick easy rice spiced with golden saffron, royal yellow turmeric, light yellow fresh ginger, golden raisins, manz butter. Shake up the American kitchen trying out this classic South African yellow rice recipe. South African Yellow Rice Recipe Serves 4 Nutrition facts: 340 calories, 3 grams fat Ingredients  1/4 cup butter  1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice  1 piece of stick cinnamon 2 inches long  1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric  1/2 teaspoon sugar  1/4 teaspoon ground saffron  1 teaspoon salt  1/2 cup seedless raisins  2 cup boiling water  Directions  In a heavy 2 to 3 quart saucepan, melt the butter over moderate heat. When the foam begins to subside, add the rice and stir until the grains are coated with butter.  Do not let the rice brown.  Add the water, cinnamon, turmeric, saffron and salt and, stirring constantly, bring to boil over high heat. Reduce th

Petit Pois Senegal Green Peas Chicken Stew Recipe

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Petit Pois Senegal Green Peas Recipe Petit Pois is a favorite recipe of the West African country of Senegal. Petit Pois is an easy African recipe of green peas cooked with chicken in a rich onion sauce. Petit Pois Senegal Green Peas Recipe 2 chicken breasts cut into pieces 3 cups frozen peas 3 white onions, diced 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 3 cloves fresh garlic 1 teaspoon vinegar 3 cups chicken broth Directions Over medium heat in a large lidded pot add oil then saute onions and spices 3 minutes. Brown meat in the pot with onions. Add water, cover pot cook 15 minutes. Add peas, stir well, simmer 5 minutes longer. Serve over rice. Green peas fresh from the garden Did you know? Approximately 70% of the population of Senegal is rural. Senegal’s economy is driven by mining, construction, tourism, fisheries and agriculture, which are the primary sources of employment in rural areas. Senegal’s main ag

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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