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Chic African Culture Africa Factbook

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.

How to Make Goat Meat Grilled Kebabs

Whether you call them kabobs, kebabs, satays, brochettes, souvlakia, skewers, or kyinkyinga, meat on a stick made in Ghana is delicious on the grill. About Ghana Ghana is the current name for the Gold Coast and Togoland or British Togoland was carved out from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory.  In Africa, Ghana was the first to achieve independence in 1957. The new nation's most influential figure was its prime minister, later president, Kwame Nkrumah . Ghana's route to independence became the model for the rest of the continent. The Republic of Togo to the east, Burkina Faso to the north-west and north, and the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire to the west borders the Republic of Ghana. The Gulf of Guinea, which is part of the Atlantic Ocean lies south of the country, and it forms a 341miles or 550 km long coastline. Food of Ghana Make grilled goat meat kebabs are made of small, tender chunks of goat meat seasoned with ground peanu

Ghanaian Red Gourmet Vegan Recipe

Ghanaian Red Gourmet Vegan Recipe Vegan fine dining is a growing trend around the world and Ghanaian red gourmet vegan recipe is a new classic. Ghana red-red bean tomato stew is made with black-eyed peas, palm oil, and tomatoes. Red-red is a Ghanaian food dish that gets its name from the red color of the ingredients, red palm oil, tomatoes, and tomato paste used to make the stew. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Ghana Red-Red Vegetarian Stew 270 calories 8 grams fat Ingredients 2 tablespoons palm oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes 1 (15-ounce) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2 plantains, halved lengthwise and cut into chunks Directions Heat oil in a large high-sided skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook about 10 minutes or until golden

Boiled Yams with Tomato Fish Stew

Quick delicious tomato fish stew cooked with fresh fish stew with onions, garlic, tomatoes, vegetable stock and as many hot peppers as you can stand. A staple in the African country Nigeria, Obe Eja Tutu or tomato fish stew is a hearty healthy fresh fish stew served with boiled yams or rice. Boiled Yams with Tomato Fish Stew Recipe Nutrition facts: 190 calories , 2 grams fat Obe Eja Tutu African Tomato Fish Stew Obe Eja Tutu African Tomato Fish Stew Ingredients 3 fillets of any fish 2 yellow onions chopped 3 cloves garlic crushed 3 cups vegetable stock 3 tomatoes, diced As many hot peppers as you can stand Salt to taste Directions  In a large pot on medium heat, add oil then sauté garlic and onions one minute. Add all ingredients together in the large pot and simmer covered for 30 minutes. Serve warm with yams or rice. Boiled Nigerian Yams Simple Boiled Yams Ingredients   1 medium yam (not sweet potato, yams are whit

African Food Facts and Four African Food Recipes

African food recipes vary from village to village. The food of Africa is as diverse as its culture and language. Food of Africa reflects its history. Try four easy African recipes from The African Gourmet. African food recipes from 54 African countries on the African continent have its own food influences. African food recipes are usually based on a carbohydrate staple such as cassava, sweet potatoes, cocoyams, yams, and plantains. It is impossible to group African food into one category. The food of Africa is as diverse as its culture and language. African food is often highly seasoned with no less than five or six spices blended masterly into one dish. Fishing is the lifeblood of Africa. The coastline of Africa is 18,950 miles, countless lakes and rivers, Africa's largest lakes are located in the Great Lake region and are centered on and around the East African Rift. The longest river in the world, the Nile at 4,132 miles is located in eleven countries in Africa, Tanzan

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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