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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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Mango Potato Cake Recipe

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Mango Potato Cake Recipe   African Recipes by African Gourmet   Mango Potato Cake is a delicious rich cake that gets its moist texture from ripe mangoes, moist potatoes, butter and cream. For over 20 years, we have delight in a brilliantly unique South African woman Mango Potato Pancakes.  Prep time: 30 min  Cook time: 20 min  Total time: 50 min Mango Potato Cake Ingredients 4 large russet potatoes 1 cup fresh mangoes, chopped 1 cup whole milk 2 cups mango nectar 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 large eggs 1 cup granulated sugar ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon mango extract 4 cups plain bread crumbs   Glaze   1/4 cup mango nectar   1 cup powdered sugar Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel and boil potatoes then mash well. Add cream, milk, nectar, salt and vanilla. Whip eggs with the sugar and blend slowly and uniformly into the potato mixture, add mangoes. Butter an 8 x 8 baking dish, add 2 cups of bread crumbs evenly and then add potato mixture. Cover with remaining br

Fried Rice Cakes Recipe

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Fried Rice Cakes Recipe Rice is the staple food for most of the world’s population. Tanzania biggest city is Dar es Salaam with one of east Africa's largest rice farms. Tanzania is the second biggest producer of rice in East Africa, after Madagascar. Tanzanians prefer Asian rice to the local rice of Tanzania for its unique taste, aroma and quality. Fried Rice Cakes Recipe Ingredients ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 cup ground rice flour ½ stick soft unsalted butter 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼- ½ cup buttermilk Oil for frying Directions In a large frying pan over medium high heat, add 2 tablespoons oil. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar together, add eggs; cream well. In a separate bowl, add tartar, soda, flours mix well. Add to creamed mixture then add milk, mix lightly and shape dough into small, round, and flat pieces. Fry on each side until golden brown. Serve with your favorite vegetable soup or meat stew. More economical easy

Prawn South African Seafood Curry Recipe

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Prawn South African Seafood Curry Recipe Prawn South African Seafood Curry Recipe Prawn curry with coconut milk is a spicy South African Indian curry recipe is a typical dish of Indian South Africans.  The diverse Indian population in South Africa is concentrated in Kwa-Zulu Natal's largest city, Durban, which has the most substantial Indian population in Africa.  South Africa as a whole also has a substantial Indian population, with over 1 million people of Indian descent. Indian influences the local culinary landscape popular dishes include curry, and an intrinsic Durban dish called prawn curry. Prawn curry with coconut milk Ingredients 6 fresh prawns cleaned and shelled 1 cup coconut milk 2 tablespoons butter 1 yellow onion, diced 1 teaspoon coriander seed 1 teaspoon poppy seed 1 teaspoon cumin seed 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoons lime juice Direction

Rhodesia Zimbabwe Government Timeline

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Rhodesia Zimbabwe Government Timeline In 1965, the Rhodesian Government, led by Prime Minister Ian Smith, severed its relations with the British Crown. Rhodesia Zimbabwe Government Timeline explains the changes in Rhodesia Zimbabwe Government rule. Emmerson Mnangagwa President of Zimbabwe When the Prime Minister Ian Smith and the Rhodesian Government broke its bonds with the British Crown in 1965, The US immediately supported the British sanctions with embargoes on arms exports and sugar imports and the UN called for all its members to implement economic sanctions in 1966. France and the Russia abstained, but South Africa, Portugal refused, and their continued trading with Rhodesia was instrumental in keeping the government running. Negotiations with British Prime Minister Harold Wilson failed. Joshua Nkomo's Zapu and Robert Mugabe's Zanu parties overcame their differences to form the Patriotic Front (PF) to confront Ian Smith. Armed resistance from the

All About Moorish People

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Moorish men playing Mancala a Math Game The word Moor derives from the Latin term Maurus, first used by the Romans to denote an inhabitant of the Roman province of Mauretania, comprising the western portion of present-day Algeria and the northeastern portion of present-day Morocco.  Europeans depicted Moors as being black, or tawny in skin color. Moor is also a Moroccan or, formerly, a member of the Muslim population of what is now Spain and Portugal of mixed Arab descent. Today, the term Moor is used to designate the predominant Arab-Amazigh ethnic group in Mauritania and the small Arab-Amazigh minority in Mali. The term Moors also refers primarily to the Muslim inhabitants of the Maghreb, the Iberian Peninsula, Sicily, and Malta during the Middle Ages. Apart from the notable name associations and context, Moor and Moorish designate a specific ethnic group according to certain people. They inhabit Mauritania and parts of Algeria, Western Sahara, Tunisia, Morocco

Beginning a country is hard

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South Sudan women on the road from Bentiu to Yida South Sudan gained independence from Sudan on July 9, 2011, as the outcome of a 2005 agreement that ended Africa's longest-running civil war. South Sudan independence did not bring the civil war conflict in South Sudan to an end that displaced 2.2 million people. Beginning a country is hard South Sudan self-descriptive name is from the country's former position within Sudan prior to independence; the name Sudan derives from the Arabic bilad-as-sudan meaning Land of the Black. South Sudan, since independence on July 9, 2011 has struggled with good governance and nation building and has attempted to control rebel militia groups operating in its territory. Economic conditions have deteriorated since January 2012 when the government decided to shut down oil production following bilateral disagreements with Sudan. In December 2013, conflict between government and opposition forces led to a humanitarian cris

Trees of Christianity in Africa

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Trees of Judas Iscariot Trees of Christianity in Africa Fig Tree ▪ Judas Tree ▪ Carob Tree Trees of Christianity in Africa Christianity first arrived in Northern Africa around the 1st century AD and these Christian communities were among the earliest in the world. Who introduced Christianity into Africa is an ambiguous story at best however; it is commonly believed Christianity was brought from Jerusalem to Alexandria on the Egyptian coast by Mark, one of the four evangelists, in 60 AD. There are a vast number of different religious practices on the African continent today, too many to count however, they all share some common characteristics: a belief in one God, a belief in ancestral spirits, the idea of sacrifice, and rites of passage. The Trees of Judas The list of events after the Crucifixion of Jesus many trees borne the name of the traitor Judas, the disciple who, after he had sold out Jesus, in sheer remorse and despair went and hanged himself on a tree. The

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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