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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 Culture is World Heritage

Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

What to make with groundnuts and peanut butter

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There are many different versions of peanut butter stew in Africa Make three easy recipes with the African Gourmet today, Chicken Peanut Butter Stew, Vegetarian Groundnut Soup and Homemade Groundnut Butter Recipes. If you are concerned about the taste of peanuts overpowering your dish, do not worry as peanuts absorb the flavor of ingredients it is surrounded by. Chicken Peanut Butter Stew Chicken Peanut Butter Stew African groundnut stew recipe with chicken, the peanut butter adds richness and complexity this delicious African food recipe. Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 20 min Total time: 40 min Ingredients 2 large chicken breasts, chopped 1 medium sliced onion 1 medium chopped green pepper2 cups whole kernel corn 1 cup smooth peanut butter 3 cups chicken broth 2 cups baby carrots 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon red pepper flake 1 tablespoon tomato paste Salt to taste Directions Boil chicken in 2 1/2 cups of chicken broth in a large po

African Proverbs For Your Leadership Spirit

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African Proverbs For Your Leadership Spirit African Proverbs on setting a good leadership example for others to follow motivates and inspires us to be our best at leadership, teamwork, and creating successful lives. African proverbs to help you remember that a happy life is up to you; and even when trouble comes your way, what is important is not the problem, but how you respond as a leader. You cannot deny the simple beauty and power of an African Proverb. What does leadership learning through African proverbs mean? A leader is someone who sets the direction and influences people to follow that direction. There are numerous African proverbs about leadership and about carrying out the role of the leader. Leaders carry out their roles in a wide variety of styles. African history is composed largely of accounts of the exploits of people who have left their marks, good and evil. These leaders stand out as persons who used African proverb characteristics of

Red African Roses Growing in Kenya

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Red African Roses Growing in Kenya. Rose gardens in regards to commercial flower growing in Kenya dates back decades due to rich soil and 12-hour sunlight need to grow 10 distinctive colors of roses. Roses grown in Kenya naturally come in different colors without dyes, yellow, red, white and spotted red yellow white rose combinations naturally occur in the wild of Kenya.  That Valentine's Day rose and Mothers Day rose from your loved one probably came from Kenya since Kenya is world famous for its cut flower farms especially the roses.  The rose is the favorite flower of 85 percent of Americans and this is probably why President Reagan in 1986 made the rose the National flower of the United States. Kenya lies on both sides of the equator on the eastern coast of Africa. Countries on or near the equator, like Kenya, benefit from good growing conditions, including 12 hours of daylight all year round. The country's rose flower power is also attributed to its sunny clima

Acacia Tree The Coolest Tree in Africa

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The Acacia tree in Africa is known as desert gold and is well-known iconic symbols on the southern and eastern African savannas. The acacia tree is on the African savanna provides desert gold aka gum arabic for the world baking and soft drink industry. Gum arabic is used in many foods as an ingredient for thickening and emulsifing baking and popular soft drink ingredients. The flavor of powder dry gum arabic is a neutral flavor, tasteless, and odorless. Acacia Tree  at sunset in Tanzania Africa Acacia trees in the African Savanna The acacia tree in Africa also known as desert gold, are well-known landmarks on the southern and eastern African savanna. There are over 1,300 species of Acacia worldwide, primarily in Africa and Australia.  Acacias are highly drought-resistant; therefore, thrive in harsh dry environments due to their tolerance to water scarcity. Acacias are also referred to as thorn trees; some have long straight thorns while others have hook-shaped ones. The

Four Foreign Based Libya Terrorist Groups

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Four Foreign Based Libya Terrorist Groups Foreign Terrorist Organization is a designation for non-United States-based organizations deemed by the United States Secretary of State, in accordance with section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, to be involved in what US authorities define as terrorist activities. Libya has a population of 6.9 million with over 90 percent of the population living along the Mediterranean coast, the capital Tripoli to the west and Misratah and Benghazi. Around 91 percent of the country is desert or semi desert due to the Sahara desert. Due to the vastness of the Sahara desert and the fact that only 9 percent of the land in Libya is arable meaning the land is capable of being ploughed and used for farming crops. Libya's concentrated population and its proximity to southern Europe and the Mediterranean Sea makes it attractive to terrorists and fuel animosity toward Sub-Saharan African migrants. Unrelenting fightin

Three Most Common Freshwater Fish in Africa

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Sardine, Tilapia and Nile Perch Three Most Common Freshwater Fish in Africa Africa super fish the sardine, tilapia and Nile perch are the three most common freshwater fish in Africa. Fish is truly nature’s superfood as it contains most of the nutrients you need to lead a healthy life and is a good source of protein, minerals and vitamins. Sardine, Tilapia and Nile Perch Three Most Common Freshwater Fish in Africa Fish have been on the earth for more than 450 million years. African Freshwater Sardines, Nile Perch and Tilapia Fish Freshwater Sardines ·         The freshwater sardine is a small silvery fish with a strong taste that is usually sun dried and eaten whole. ·         Sardines contain Omega-3, Vitamin D, selenium, B12 and many other nutrients that make them beneficial for reducing inflammation and protecting cells. ·         Sardines provide plenty of essential nutrients, earning them a place in the Diabetes Forecast Magazine list of five

Graca Machel ex First Lady of Mozambique and South Africa

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Graca Machel ex First Lady of Mozambique and South Africa Graca Machel will take her place in history as a leader in the fight against poverty, illiteracy and injustice. Graca Machel First Lady of Mozambique and South Africa Graca Machel is the only women to have ever been first lady of two different countries, wife of Mozambique former president  Samora Machel  1975 to 1986 and Nelson Mandela President of South Africa  from 1994 to 1999 . Gra├ža Simbine Machel was born on October 17, 1945, in Gaza, Mozambique, the last in a family of six children. Her father, a Methodist minister died three weeks before she was born. She attended Lisbon University in Portugal in 1968, to major in languages. Under surveillance from the Portuguese secret police, she was forced to abandon her education and flee to Switzerland to escape the prison sentence that was almost certainly waiting for her due to her political activities as a student. Graca Machel and  Samora Machel

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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