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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 Countries and Capitals That Begin with M Word Search

Morocco African Countries and Capitals That Begin with M Word Search Feed your brain with African geography. African Countries and Capitals That Begin with M Word Search There are 15 African Countries and Capitals That Begin with M; Madagascar, Malabo, Malawi, Mali, Mamoudzou, Maputo, Maseru, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mbabane, Mogadishu, Monrovia, Morocco, Moroni, and Mozambique. African Countries that begin with M 1.    Madagascar is the fourth-largest island in the world officially known as the Republic of Madagascar, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, and is located in the coast of Southeast Africa. 2.    Malawi is landlocked; Lake Nyasa, some 580 km long, is the country's most prominent physical feature; it contains more fish species than any other lake on earth. 3.    Mali is landlocked; divided into three natural zones: the southern, cultivated Sudanese; the central, semiarid Sahelian; and the northern, arid Saharan.

Sao Tome and Principe history the second smallest African country

Mountainous with coastline of just 209 meters Sao Tome and Principe is the second smallest country in Africa, the island of Seychelles is the smallest African country over all. Rank African country 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 Algeria The Democratic Republic of the Congo Sudan Libya Chad Niger Angola Mali South Africa Ethiopia Mauritania Egypt Tanzania Nigeria Namibia Mozambique Zambia Morocco South Sudan Somalia The Central African Republic Madagascar Botswana Kenya Cameroon Zimbabwe Republic of the Congo Côte d'Ivoire Burkina Faso Gabon Guinea Ghana Uganda Senegal Tunisia Malawi Eritrea Benin Liberia Sierra Leone Togo Guinea-Bissau Lesotho Equatorial Guinea Burundi Rwanda Djibouti Eswatini The Gambia Capo Verde Comoros Mau

Animism the World’s Oldest Religion

Animism the World’s Oldest Religion, in Africa today Animist beliefs and organized religious practices such as Islam and Christianity are practiced side by side. The seen, unseen and worlds in between are naturally connected in the souls of African people. Every living thing has a soul The belief of animism is probably one of man's oldest beliefs in objects are alive and have feelings and objectives; Animism is from the Latin word anima, meaning breath, spirit, and life. An animist is a believer in that objects, places and creatures all possess a distinct unseen spiritual essence. Animism is the belief that practically every object in the universe surrounding man has a soul and a personality such as he himself possesses. It is not astonishing that the early inhabitants of the earth  spent their lives with supernatural attributes of a spiritual essence such as trees that in the gloom and chill of winter stood gaunt, bare, and sterile, but in the early spring hastened to g

African Folklore Story of Huzuni the Sad Frog

African Folklore Story of Huzuni the Sad Frog African Folklore Story of Huzuni the sad frog is a heart-wrenching story of a mother who was cruel and cold towards her two loving children. Adamou and Touka have more need of a kind mother than a cruel beating. African Folklore Story of Huzuni the Sad Frog Huzuni the sad frog As the elders say, there was a woman who lived in the town of Witu who had two children ages 8 and 6 whom she treated brutally. The children hide away one day and whispered together one day. The boy, Adamou, said to his sister, "Little sister, are you happy with our mother?" "No," answered the little girl, whose name was Touka. "She yells me and beats me for no reason, and I can never please her." "She was angry with me this morning," said Adamou, "and she beat me until I could cry no more.” "Let us run away," said Touka. "The animals and the trees will be good to us. They love us and we w

Beauty of Egyptian Lotus Flower Garlands and Wreaths

Egyptian Lotus Flower The lotus flower is one of the most beautiful flowers in the world with a long history in many Egyptian religious and cultural decorating ceremonies. Egyptians prized the lotus flower as it came to symbolize the Sun and creation. Beauty of Egyptian Lotus Flower Garlands and Wreaths In ancient Egypt, the creation of lotus flower garlands and wreaths became an art form so prized these adornments were held by the highly civilized nation with reverence. With them, the composition of a garland possessed a deep significance, and warriors, political leaders, and poets alike sought-after these flower and aromatic plant emblems as their most valued status. The ancient Egyptians did not confine flowers and aromatic plants to their sacred rites; they also considered them as essential to their day-to-day life. The Egyptians, though they offered the finest fruit and the finest flowers to the Gods, and employed perfumes at all their sacred festivals, as well as

Kaldou Sea Bream Fish Soup

Kaldou Sea Bream Soup is a popular Senegalese fish recipe with a vegetable pottage that is close to soup. Sea bream is very versatile and used in many baked, fried, simmered and sautéed recipes of coastal Senegal. Kaldou Sea Bream Fish Soup Ingredients 2 cleaned medium size  sea bream 1 piece of guédji salted and dried fish 4 chopped white or yellow onions 2 large fresh diced tomatoes 2 diakhatou garden eggs chopped 1 clove chopped garlic           6 pieces of fresh chopped okra 1 tablespoon lemon juice 3 cups vegetable broth 2 handfuls of sorrel leaves 1 teaspoon chili pepper 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon palm oil Directions In large pot heat oil add vegetables and spices cook 3 minutes. Add vegetable broth and guédji simmer 20 minutes. Meanwhile season bream with peppers add to vegetable broth and simmer 10 minutes. Serve with rice. Guédj (guédji or guédji) is a salted and dried fish that is used in soups and stews to heighten the taste. Guédj taste and smel

15 Powerful African ASE Proverbs to Encourage You Today

When life gets tough, people turn to a motivational African ASE proverb quote from the elders for encouragement. So read on and let them encourage you today and everyday. Ase. The Yoruba word Ase, pronounced AH SHAY is the divine force, energy, and power to make things happen. 15 Powerful African ASE Proverbs to Encourage You Today ASE Powerful Proverbs to Encourage You The words of the elders are blessed. The heavy hanging of the fruit does not mean it will fall from the tree. The path does not stop the walker from making the journey. A gourd gets smooth because of being passed around by many hands. Arriving ahead does not mean success in the raid. No hyena deserves to be entertained twice. A healer has no fame in his home.   The one who eats with a spoon does not know the one using fingers is burning. One who cooks two pots never fails to burn one. Do not judge a warrior by the strength of his muscles. Freshly cut firewood laughs at the one tha

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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