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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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Why is North Africa listed as separate from the African continent

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Why is North Africa listed as separate from the African continent. MENA and Sub Saharan Africa MENA and Sub Saharan Africa MENA region In politics and economics as well as racial lines, North African countries are commonly grouped with the Middle East under the umbrella of MENA. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is a region encompassing approximately 22 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Many of the 12 OPEC nations are within the MENA region. While there is no standardized list of which countries are included in the MENA region, the term typically includes the area from Morocco in northwest Africa to Iraq in southwest Asia and down to Sudan in Africa. The following countries are typically included in MENA: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Countries in the region benefit from an advantaged geographic location situated a

Don't Raise Children Who Hurt Others African Proverbs

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African proverbs educating in a way that will help a child become a productive adult. Childhood shows the real person inside, as morning shows the day. African proverbs that show raising a child in a home filled with turmoil, hate, and negativity can lead to a child that pushes love and support away. This behavior can be handed down from one generation to the next if negative behavior is not fundamentally changed. Children are sharp observers, and they will pick up on the slightest harmful word or action, they have more need of positive role models than of harsh critics. Childhood and youth can see all the world in one person. Give your children too much freedom and you lose your own. Irresponsible parenting injures children. If the child learns the trail of the snake, he will also learn the wanderings of the snake. Parenting is the hardest job in the world and bad parenting habits hinder children's emotional development, sometimes for life. Read  Your lips are your enemy  A

Cyclone Idai Storm of Biblical Proportions

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Cyclone Idai Storm of Biblical Proportions Cyclone Idai has affected over 1.7 million people and killed over 700 across southern Africa. The Category 2 storm, Cyclone Idai made landfall shortly after midnight on March 15, 2019 in Beira, a port city on the coast of Mozambique, with 175 kph (109 mph) winds that brought huge rains and submerged villages as it moved inland towards Zimbabwe and Malawi. After hitting Mozambique, Cyclone Idai tore into Zimbabwe and Malawi killing many people as they slept. The United Nations has confirmed that 259 lives have been lost in Zimbabwe and 56 in Malawi. But the United Nations said officials will only be able to determine the final casualty figure once the flood waters have receded. Mozambique's Minister of Land and Environment, Celso Correia, said on Sunday that 446 people have now been reported dead in Mozambique. More than half a million have been affected in the country and Beira took the full brunt of Cyclone Idai, w

African proverbs about smiling

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An inner smile is essential, as the ancestors say, The teeth are smiling, but is the heart. Quiet time with yourself is essential to reflect on your inner smile and your voice you did not hear because of your cluttered mind. Allow your mind to wander within yourself. Contemplate about what you might be trying to escape from and why you lost your inner smile, keep an open mind and be especially curious about your feelings if you start feeling protective of your own and the outside worlds negative opinion. An inner smile is essential, as the ancestors say, the teeth are smiling, but is the heart. Smile quotes and ancestral sayings to think about Monday Mornings. A smile can brighten the darkest day. Smile, sunshine is good for your teeth. A smile confuses an approaching frown. Never lose your inner smile. A smile is a powerful weapon; you can even break ice with it. Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it. Everyone smiles in the same language. A

Ghana Dry Rub Recipe for Grilled Kabobs

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African Dry Rub Recipe for Chicken Tankora dry rub recipe for chicken is a dry peanut-spice rub made famous by street food vendors of Ghana. Ghana is famous for grilled kebabs. Tankora Dry Rub Recipe is a time tested street food recipe for classic grilled kabobs that is also great on beef, pork, fish, and veggies. Dry Rub Recipe for Grilled Kabobs This dry rub recipe for chicken recipe adds perfect flavors to your next master indoor-outdoor BBQ grilling gathering. Ingredients 1 cup roasted peanuts 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper 1 bouillon cube crushed ¼ teaspoon ginger ¼ teaspoon cloves Directions Add all spices to a coffee grinder and grind carefully taking care not to over process the mixture or it will turn into peanut butter. The texture should resemble fine breadcrumbs. Rub spice mix on uncooked meat, rest for 15 minutes and grill kebabs as usual. Store unused portions in an airtight contain

No Bake Liberian Kanya Peanut Butter Candy Recipe

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No Bake Liberian Kanya Peanut Butter Candy Recipe No Bake Liberian Kanya Peanut Butter Candy Recipe Liberian Kanya is a creamy no-bake peanut candy made with rice, peanuts, and sugar. No need to turn on the oven to make these simple no-bake African peanut butter candies; this makes them the perfect kids’ recipe to add to your international recipe files. Liberian Kanya Peanut Butter Candy Recipe Ingredients 1 cup chopped peanuts 1 cup rice flour 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon allspice ½ cup peanut butter ½ cup white sugar Directions In a large bowl add all ingredients and mix well. Using your hands, roll into balls or press into an 8x8 pan and then cut it into squares with a lightly greased knife. Wrap pieces in parchment paper or store in airtight containers. Note that the spices are not part of the traditional Kanya recipe but add wonderful flavor. About Peanuts and Peanut Butter Uses and Storage Peanuts belong to the pea-and-bean family, the legumes; 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.

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