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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.

GMO African cotton fibers

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African farmer’s production of cotton in Burkina Faso Africa lost $89.5 million in revenue in five cotton growing seasons using Monsanto’s genetically modified cotton seeds. The cotton shirt you are wearing may be made from GMO African cotton fibers. Cotton production and therefore picking in Africa has fallen in recent years. The U.S.A seed and pesticide company Monsanto proposed an answer to boosting African cotton trade economy, a genetically modified strain of cotton called Bollgard II. The gluttonous incest, the bollworm destroys 35 percent of African cotton crop. The bug-resistant genes of Bollgard II produced more volume but the quality of cotton reduced dramatically and African farmers abandoned the genetically modified cotton and renewed the traditional seeds and growing methods of their African ancestors. Balancing a basket of freshly harvested cotton on her head. "Genetically modified cotton, it's not good today. It's not good tomorrow," sai

Turtle Soup Recipe From Our Kitchen

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You will love the taste of turtle soup and making our grandmothers turtle soup recipe is healthy and easy. Turtle soup is soup made from the meat of turtles with spices and fresh vegetables. Our classic turtle soup recipe stewed Tanzania style, like they serve off the river and lakes throughout Africa.  In the kitchen, we are the followers of the wisdom of our ancestors. Cooking is highly socialized and practical art. Each day, while it adds to our food experience it should also increase African ancestor food knowledge. Now that intercommunication between distant nations has become easier and frequent, the rural and city-dweller of Africa commands greater attention to culinary art. One art of cooking Africa offers is how to cook turtle soup.  How the catch and clean snapping turtles for eating. Catching and cleaning snapping turtles is easy. In Africa they live in a wide variety of marine habitats: large creeks, rivers, swamps, marshes, and lagoons. Fishing, grabbing them by

Popular Zulu African Proverbs Explained

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Zulu African proverbs explains circumstance in Zulu everyday living, or of an event in traditional Zulu history that makes the proverb expression meaning clear. 15 Popular Zulu African proverbs and  expressions with detailed meanings Yimbabala yolwantunge He is a buck of an endless forest. A saying applied to a shiftless person, one who never continues long in any occupation. Isikuni sinyuka nomkwezeli A brand burns him who stirs it up. This proverb is an exact equivalent to the English one, Let sleeping dogs lie. Njengo mdudo ka Mapassa Like the marriage feast of Mapassa This saying is used to denote anything unusually grand. The marriage festivities of one of the ancestors, Mapassa, said to have been carried on for a whole year. Ishwa lomhluzi wamanqina Misfortune of soup made of shanks and feet. Applied to any person who never does well, but is always getting into scrapes. Akuko mpukane inqakulela enye One fly does not provide f

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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