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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.

African Culture is World Heritage

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

Tuwo Shinkafa African Sticky Rice Balls

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African Food Recipe Tuwo Shinkafa African Sticky Rice Ball African sticky rice balls is one of the easiest African food recipes ever. Tuwo Shinkafa African sticky rice balls is a popular African food sticky rice fufu dish of the Hausa and Fulani peoples of northern Nigerian. Serve this best African food recipe with any soup or stew dish such as tomato, chicken or vegetable. Tuwo Shinkafa African Sticky Rice Balls Ingredients 2 cups any brand glutinous rice or sticky rice 1 teaspoon salt Directions In large pot add water, following cooking instructions on the bag of rice. Reduce the heat and cover until the rice is soft and sticky. Turn the cooked rice out onto a clean work surface. Use a long-handled wooden spoon to flatten rice, knead rice as you would knead dough. Roll into bite size pieces serve warm with African soups and stews.  Tuwo in the of Chad, Ghana, Cameroon, Niger and the northern half of Nigeria Hausa language means, ground meal from rice or corn.  More easy lunch

Chickpea Orange Cake

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Chickpea Orange Cake Make this sweet orange chickpea cake recipe using canned chickpeas. Chickpeas are a versatile bean used in many African dessert recipes. Orange Chickpea Cake is an easy unique recipe using canned chickpeas and popular African spices. Orange Chickpea Cake Recipe Orange Chickpea Cake Recipe Ingredients 2/3 cup cake flour 1 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 2 cups canned chickpeas ¼ cup lemon juice ¼ cup vegetable oil 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon cardamom 1 teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon orange flower water ½ teaspoon salt Topping 2 cups orange preserves 1 cup powdered sugar Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl cream sugar and eggs. Drain the liquid from chickpeas, rinse and pour into a food processor, pulverize the chickpeas, lemon juice, spices and oil.  Add the chickpea mixture to the creamed mixture and mix well. Add

African Proverbs about taking unnecessary risks

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African Proverbs about taking unnecessary risks African Proverbs about taking unnecessary risks The English proverb a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush warns against taking unnecessary risks. It is better to hold onto something one has than to risk losing it by trying to get something better. There are African proverbs that speak of foolish people. African Proverbs also warns against taking unnecessary risks. African Proverbs about taking unnecessary risks Do not bargain for a cut that is still hidden in a bag. A chicken that lives among vultures will soon start smelling like one. Distant water does not extinguish the fire. Although the grass looks even, there are paths in between. Those who do bad things, also die in a bad ways. A dog that chews bones does not chew a piece of metal. A cat does not trade in fried fish. Do not throw the piece of yam after the goat. What will small birds overlook the bigger ones will carry.

Africa Skiing

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Africa Skiing Many types of competitive skiing events and skiing resorts are common in Africa. Africa and Skiing Cool weather African countries and seven major snow skiing areas in Africa. Africa has many small and large snow ski and snowboarding resorts since snow falls regularly over parts of Africa. Regular snowfall has created ice-capped peaks on Kenya's Mount Kenya, Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro; Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia Atlas Mountains and Ethiopia's Semien Mountains. African County Ski Resort Name Number of Chair Lifts Jebel Toubkal, Morocco Oukaïmeden 7 Blida, Algeria Chréa 3 Maluti mountains Lesotho Afriski 2 Drakensberg South Africa Tiffindell 5 Middle Atlas, Morocco Michlifen 2 Matroosberg

Black mamba snake venom is deadly but valuable for medicine

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The curiosities of nature that make the black mamba snake feared for it's venom deadly are also what make it so valuable for medicine. The black mamba’s venom has painkilling proteins as potent as morphine and also has deadly neuro and cardiotoxins. Black Mamba Snake Black mamba snake venom is deadly but valuable for medicine The black mamba is sub-Saharan Africa deadliest snake growing up to 13 feet in length, traveling at speeds of up to 12 mph and two drops of venom can kill a person, a mamba can have up to 20 drops in its fangs. Black mambas come in many colors, from beige to brown, gray body with a light colored belly.  Their name is derived from the color of their mouths rather than their skin. The snakes open their mouths when threatened and inside their mouth is a pitch black color. Highly venomous and feared throughout the world, black mambas are famed for being curiosities of nature as well as the fastest and

African Spice Recipe

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Ethiopian Berbere Spice Recipe Ethiopian Berbere Spice Blend Recipe Ethiopian Berbere Spice Recipe Chic African Culture Create our easy homemade Ethiopian Berbere spice blend at home. Learn to make Ethiopian African Spice Blend Recipe; there are more exciting spices in your food life than just salt and pepper.  Save money and make organic Ethiopian Berbere spice blend at home without additives or preservatives. Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook time: 2 minutes Ingredients 1/2 cup ground dried spicy chilies 1/4 cup paprika 1 teaspoon ground powdered ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice Directions Finely grind fenugreek seeds and combine well with remaining ingredients. 3 Berbe

African Spirituality is Wholeness

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Spiritual Awakening and the Ancestors Tingan, Tennalu Connect with the African spiritual see not with just your eyes but the whole breadth of yourself and the ancestors then your whole being will awaken and you will recognize that you have always been a part of the whole. Understanding Tingan and Tenbalu African Spirituality Tingan and Tenbalu African Spirituality is Wholeness Tingan and Tenbalu are continually reshaping into other forms of matter.  Understand that masculine and the feminine have little to do with biology. The masculine is Tingan similar to fire with an endless propensity to consume. The feminine is Tenbalu because of its nurturing and caring instinct. Earth is therefore a man and a woman with an endless capacity to generate and regenerate, to give and to bless. Tingan appeals to the protective, administrative, regulatory part of Earth. It implies a sense of dominion in which identity is linked to a sense of belonging that is clearly deterministic albeit fund

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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