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Julius Maada Wonie Bio President of Sierra Leone elected in April 4, 2018

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Sierra Leone Country and Presidential Profile




Sierra Leone is recovering gradually from civil war (1991-2002) and disease.
Sierra Leone Country and Presidential Profile.

Retired Brigadier Julius Maada Wonie Bio is a Sierra Leonean born on May 12, 1964 in Tihun, a village in the Sogbini Chiefdom, Bonthe District, in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone, Maada is one of 35 children born to a Mende Paramount Chief, Charlie Bio II, of Sogbini Chiefdom.

He was briefly the Head of State of Sierra Leone from January 16, 1996 to March 29, 1996. Bio is currently the President of Sierra Leone elected in April 4, 2018 winning just over 51% of votes.

Since then his governmental offices launched a free education program and is retooling its governance and financial and health‑care institutions. On health care, President Bio called on international partners to help invest in critical institutional, technical and human resources and to help improve the country’s preventative health infrastructure.

Make Fresh Tamarind Ginger Tea

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Make Fresh Tamarind Ginger Tea
Tamarind trees are native to tropical Africa, trees grow wild throughout the Sudans, Madagascar and most of tropical Africa.

How to use fresh tamarind
Tamarind fruit is very popular in many regions of Africa and the Caribbean. The pulp is sour and is regularly used to create delicious tamarind tea. 


Make Fresh Tamarind Ginger Tea

Ingredients 1 tablespoon tamarind paste ½ teaspoon ginger paste 3 cups hot water ½ cup granulated sugar (or to taste)

Directions Place all ingredients into a pot and mix well. Serve hot or cold.


Did you know? Tamarindus indica or tamarind tree is native to tropical Africa; the tree grows wild throughout the Sudans, Madagascar and most of tropical Africa. 


About the First African National Congress President

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About Deity and African Water Spirit Mami Wata




About the First African National Congress President
The African National Congress (ANC) was founded as the South African Native National Congress (SANCC). The first ANC president was John Langalibalele Dube.

The first African National Congress (ANC) president was John Langalibalele Dube was born in now eastern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa in the Inanda district on February 22, 1871. The African National Congress was founded as the South African Native National Congress (SANCC).

Dube whose nickname was “Mafukuzela” was an educator, minister, politician, author, and activist. He was the son of the low ranking Zulu chief Reverend James Dube one of the first ordained pastors of the American Zulu Mission.

At the age of 16, in 1887, he accompanied missionaries to the United States of America, where he studied at Oberlin College while working his way through school however, despite his hard work due to the lack of money, he never received an off…

Ethiopian Wild White Honey

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Ethiopian White Honey Drought

White honey is a distinctive white colored honey produced by bees in Ethiopia’s Mountains of Tigray. White honey production from Ethiopia is declining because climate change affecting the Ethiopian honey bee production.

Article Topics
Ethiopian culture, White Honey, Africa's top honey producer, Beehives of Ethiopia, Tigray mountain flowers, Climate change

Ethiopia is Africa’s largest producer of honey producing nearly 24 percent of Africa’s total honey production. Collecting and selling honey and other bee products produced in homes and home gardens is common throughout the country. Beekeeping is an ancient tradition in Ethiopia, stretching back into the country’s early history between 3500 and 3000 B.C.
White honey is one of Ethiopia’s most unique and flavorful honey produced in the northern part of Ethiopia Mountains of Tigray. Ethiopian white honey develops its unique color and taste from a variety of native plants growing in the Tigray mountain region…

Living on Jackass African Penguin Island

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Living on Jackass African Penguin Island
African penguin facts about coastal penguin residents living on Namibia and South Africa shorelines.

African Penguin Love
African Penguins grow to be about 2 feet or .67 meters tall and weighing between 4 and 11 pounds or .28 to .78 stone living and breeding on the Southern coast of Africa.


Surviving and breeding on African Jackass Penguin Island
Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture
01-16-2019

African penguins breed from Hollams Bird Island Namibia to Bird Island Algoa Bay in South Africa. Gansbaai South Africa Dyer Island is a protected bird sanctuary home to large colonies of endangered African Penguins. African Penguins are the only penguin species that breed in Africa.

Why are African Penguins called Jackass? The African penguin, or black-footed penguin, is also nicknamed the jackass penguin because it’s mating call sounds like a whinnying donkey. They spend their days at sea feeding and their nights gathered together on …

Let’s learn all about the kola nut

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Twenty-five of the best kola nut facts and stats
Let’s learn all about the kola nut, the fruit of the kola tree

Bitter kola is not to be confused with the caffeine-rich larger sized kola nut.
Chewing on the seeds of the bitter kola nut is rumored to have the same effect as a little blue pill treating sexual dysfunction.
Deforestation and the conversion of forests for development and plantations have reduced the number of wild kola nut trees.
Demand for Kola nut is great in Nigeria and the ability to store the nuts and use them fresh or dried makes this an ideally versatile product to generate income for the family.
Due to its caffeine content, large amounts of kola nuts may cause a headache, anxiety, agitation, ringing in the ears, and irregular heartbeats.
In 2014, there were fake reports kola nut cured infectious diseases such as HIV-AIDS and the Ebola virus.
In central Nigeria, it was reported Ebola was cured after warm water mixed with salt and then eating bitter kola nuts.
In foods …

How to Cook With Banana Leaves

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How to Cook With Banana Leaves
How to Cook With Banana Leaves
Article Topics
Banana Leaf, Favor Banana Leaves, Cut Banana Leaves, Banana Leaf Uses, Banana Leaf Recipe

Banana leaves are used for cooking, wrapping, and food serving in a wide range of cuisines in tropical and subtropical Africa.
How to Cook With Banana Leaves
Banana leaves impart an aroma to food that is cooked in or served on them; steaming with banana leaves imparts a subtly sweet flavor and aroma to the dish. 

The leaves are not themselves eaten and are discarded after the food is eaten. Besides adding flavor, banana leaves are perfect for cooking cook fish, vegetables, rice or just about anything.
Banana leaves are used for baking wrapped food in the same way you would use tin foil or parchment paper. It is important to know banana leaf packets should be placed in a baking dish so the juices don't drip to the bottom of your oven.
How to Cut Banana Leaves
Use scissors to cut banana leaves into the size you need, depend…

Togo President, History and Facts

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Togo President, History and Facts
Presidents of Togo for years is the target of criticism over human rights. Togo is still known as a country where the same family has been in power for five decades.

Togo is a narrow strip of land on Africa's west coast. French Togoland became Togo in 1960.



President Faure Gnassingbé’s father took power in a 1967 military coup; father and then son have held the presidency since. Togo’s Gnassingbé Eyadema led the country from 1967 until his death in 2005. His son, Faure Gnassingbé, was promptly installed as president and has since been victorious in three deeply flawed elections. Togolese citizens have loudly demanded democratic reforms and insist on term limits ending the son Faure Gnassingbé s presidential term in 2020.
Major opposition parties boycotted Togo’s first three legislative elections after the country adopted multiparty politics in 1992. They have been met with sometimes-violent repression that has alarmed the r…