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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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South African Smoked Fish Soup

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South African Smoked Fish Soup Hearty main course South African soup made of smoked fish, plantains, chayotes, yams, hot peppers and spring onions serves eight.   South African smoked fish soup is quick, spicy, and easy to make with the full of flavor of fresh vegetables. South African Smoke Fish Soup Ingredients 4 tilapia fillets 2 teaspoons South African smoke seasoning blend 2 lemons, juice only 4 garlic cloves, crushed 1 large carrot, sliced into medium rounds 2 green bananas or plantains, peeled, sliced to 2cm/1in rounds 2 chayote, peeled, sliced into medium chunks 1 yam, peeled, sliced into medium chunks 1 hot pepper 6 spring onions, chopped Directions In a large bowl, mix seasonings with the lemon juice until dissolved. Bring 3 cups of water to the boil in a large saucepan and lemon juice marinade, garlic, carrot, green bananas, chayote, hot pepper and yam and simmer for 10 minutes, or until vegetables are slightly tender. Add fish fillets continue to simmer 5 minute

The Fruit of African Horned-Melon Explained

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A fully ripe African Horned-Melon has an orange rind with prominent spikes, is bitter tasting and native to Africa. The Fruit of African Horned-Melon Explained African horned melon grows in semiarid regions of southern and central Africa of the Kalahari Desert mostly in Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Nigeria. It was introduced to Australia 70 years ago and became a weed there. Native to Africa, the African horned cucumber also known as the African horned melon fruit appearances when ripe with various shades of yellow and Princeton orange on the outside and electric lime green with a jelly like flesh and a bitter taste.  The skin also sports porcupine like spikes over its surface making the fruit look like a prop on the set of a sci-fi movie. The ellipsoid fruit is bright yellow-reddish orange in color when mature and shaped like a short stout cucumber with many blunt thorns on its surface. These seeds are embedded in the middle layer, which is em

History behind three African cloth fabrics

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African fabrics Kente cloth, Mud cloth, and Ndebele cloth pattern history and facts Deep information about Kente, Mud-cloth, Ndebele cloth patterns. Three of the most famous African-cloth designs are Kente-cloth, Mud-cloth, and Ndebele cloth pattern. African culture, particularly in the areas of dance, music and the fine arts has influenced cultures around the world for two millennia. African people are creative having a long history of unique cultural elegance valued around the world over.  The making and trading of African cloth have been vital elements in African culture. Through African cloth, we can understand not only African history but also its engagement with other parts of the world. African cloth can be used to address global issues and to express individual traditions of Africa. African cloth is unspoken language often providing a way of suggesting thoughts and feelings which may not or cannot be expressed in other ways.  These African cloths regularly move as symb

Stir-Fry Turmeric Goat Meat with Sauce

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Stir-Fry Turmeric Goat Meat with Sauce This stir-fry turmeric goat meat recipe glazed with turmeric sauce is so delicious I am excited for you to try the recipe! Everyone is watching carbs and trying to cut out carbs is easy because I knew that goat meat stir fry would be the best option. You can choose to have it with cauliflower rice and veggies. I love the spice turmeric since it is a mild spice that gives curry pastes and powders their signature goldenrod hue. Turmeric has been used in Africa for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb and today it is the star attraction in my stir-fry goat meat recipe.   What does goat meat taste like? Goat meat tastes like a cross between lamb and venison but honestly goat meat taste like goat meat similar to chicken tastes like chicken. Goat meat is an important source of meat for centuries around the world. Stir-Fry Turmeric Goat Meat Recipe ready in 10 minutes. How to Make Turmeric Stir-Fry Sauce. Ingredients 1 cup veggie

Steve Biko Died of Brain Damage in Prison

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Steve Biko Died of Brain Damage in Prison Bantu Stephen Biko was one of South Africa's apartheid-era important political activists, Donald James Woods was a South African journalist, and anti-apartheid activist who would not rest until the true story of Biko's death was uncovered. Steve Biko's abuse in a South African prison. The South African Minister of Justice, James Kruger, a hard-lined devotee of apartheid at first proposed Steven Biko had died of a hunger strike; this was far from the truth. In 1973, the Apartheid government unofficially banned Steve Biko. Under the ban Biko was restricted to his home town of Kings William's Town in the Eastern Cape – he could no longer support the BCP in Durban, but was able to continue working for the BPC – he helped set up the Zimele Trust Fund which assisted political prisoners and their families. Biko was elected Honorary President of the BPC in January 1977. Biko was detained and interrogated four time

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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