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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.

Cooking Lablab Bean Stew

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Cooking Lablab Bean Stew African njahi lab lab beans recipe is a plant and dish native to Africa Lablab Bean Recipe Ingredients 1/2  cup lablab beans 1  ½ cups dry corn ½ teaspoon baking soda 3 peeled green bananas 2 peeled ripe bananas 2 tablespoons salted butter Water to cover Salt and pepper to taste Directions Soak the dry beans and dry corn overnight with ½ teaspoon baking soda. Then boil one hour with enough water to cover. Add the green bananas boil 15 minutes then drain, add the ripe bananas and butter, salt and pepper to taste. Purée the mixture and serve with stew as a side dish similar to stiff mashed potatoes. What is the LabLab Bean The lablab bean is a climbing, warm-season plant that can grow up to 3 feet, and the climbing vines stretching up to 25 feet from the plant. The Dolichos lablab plant is a lesser known member of the bean family and is known by many names; gerenge in Ethiopia, njahi, Kikuyu and turtle bean in Kenya, gueshrangaig in Egypt, lablab

Importance of Proverbs in World Culture

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Importance of Proverbs in World Culture African proverbs are common African sayings used by honored ancestry. African proverb quotes are not only used by regular folks but also by the wisest and brightest of world scholars.  By using African proverbs parents encourage their children, teachers instructed their pupils, authors impressed their readers, orators moved their auditors and preachers warned and guided their congregations in ways of uprightness and truth. Leaders of men in all departments of life have used African proverbs with confidence and power and quoted them freely in their meetings and counsels. African proverbs have enriched the tales of travelers, strengthened the convictions of moralists, been received as warnings by the wayward, furnished rules of conduct for tradesmen, consoled the downtrodden and depressed and stimulated the young to an earnest endeavor. In ancient times, the influence of African proverbs over the hearts and lives of kinsmen was second only

The Old Witchdoctor and His Grouchy Wife African Folklore Story

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The Old Witchdoctor and His Grouchy Wife African Folklore Story The exact source of this African folklore story is unknown but its moral lesson is clear. The Old Witchdoctor and His Grouchy Wife African Folktale. In a somewhat out-of-the-way village in Kieyo there lived for many years an old witchdoctor who was renowned for his mildness and connection with the people and land.  He was not one, you know, who assumed their dress only, but he spoke to others of truth and decency, and his character bore out all he taught. He did not wander about but took up his residence in this village, and so, being always there, he came to be well known, and was often visited by many people from distant parts. One day another younger Witchdoctor who was journeying north came and claimed friendship with him, and finding him in a special place where he usually spent his day, sat down near to him, and talked of the things that concerned them both. It being near nightfa

Most Influential African People in History

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Kwame Nkrumah, Patrice Lumumba, Wangari Maathai, Steve Biko, Nelson Mandela, and Jomo Kenyatta are six of the most influential Africans. The most influential Africans in history are admired for courage, achievements, and honorable standards and talents. The list of most influential Africans is long, however, Kwame Nkrumah, Patrice Lumumba, Wangari Maathai, Steve Biko, Nelson Mandela, and Jomo Kenyatta are six of the most influential Africans from Africa's history who have changed the course of Africa forever. Be a lion Most Influential African People in History Kwame Nkrumah Kwame Nkrumah He studied theology as well as philosophy; he frequented the black churches in New York and Philadelphia and was sometimes asked to preach. He also forged ties with black American intellectuals, for whom Africa was becoming, in this time of political change, an area of extreme interest. Moving to London after World War II, Nkrumah helped organize Pan-African congresses, linking t

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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