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Perfect Salted Fish Directions Step by Step

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Follow these steps to make perfect quality salted and fish. Salting is a perfect way of preserving fish. Salting is the preservation of food with salt and is one of the oldest methods of preserving food. Salt prevents the growth of bacteria by drawing water out of fish cells. If properly packed and kept dry, salted fish will keep in good condition for a long time. Cutting up or filleting the fish is good as it speeds up the preserving salting process. Use perfect salted fish step by step for stew and soup recipes. Perfect Salted Fish Directions Step by Step Three most common species of freshwater fish in West Africa are Sardine, Tilapia and Nile Perch. Tilapia is a good flavored fish, easy to prepare and cook. It is rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals, low in fat, making it a healthy choice for the sick and elderly with risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart diseases and an excellent source of vitamin B12, which is very important in our body to help maintai

One Do Wrong All Get Punished Short African Folktale

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One Do Wrong All Get Punished Short African Folktale African folktales teach the right words for justice are vital. African folklore brings people together, read and study more folktales, and short stories from the African continent. Three things to remember when reading African Folklore stories. ❤  ❤ ❤ Folklore storytelling is the most ancient art form of the African Community. Time and effort must be given to becoming an African folklore storyteller, just as any artist must give time and effort to developing their skill. African folklore is as old as Africa herself with a deep appreciation for antiquity expressed in artistic form. African folklore storytelling as a form of teaching. African folklore storytelling has long been accepted as a form of teaching to be defined as a series of events told in such a way that it moves the emotions and the intellect. African folklore storytelling is a spiritual legacy passed down from one generation to another.  Just a

Black Heaven Africanized Christian Spiritual Song

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Black Heaven Africanized Christian Spiritual Song What are the Roots of Black Africanized Christianity Spiritual Songs Black African infused musical way of worshiping God in the heavens has modern-day and historical meanings to spiritual, gospel and hymnal music. In Africa among native black people, music has been used for thousands of years to treat illnesses, speak with deities and God and restore harmony and have been central to the lives of African people. Music-making and performance permeated important life events and daily activities throughout every clan, tribe, and community in Africa. However, the white slave owners of North America was scared by and detested the slave population African infused way of worshiping God in the heavens because they considered it to be idolatrous and wild. As a result, the gatherings were often banned and had to be conducted in secret. The African population in Africa and the American colonies had initially been introduced to Chr

Seed to pod cocoa tree processing

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Seed to pod cocoa tree processing Summary of the process of growing Cacao tree cocoa seedlings transforming to cocoa beans. The three main varieties of cocoa plant are Forastero, Criollo, and Trinitario. From seed to pod cocoa tree processing step by step. Cocoa seedlings and shade tree seedlings grown in a nursery. Cocoa seedlings planted, shade trees planted. Ripe cocoa pods harvested from trees. Pods broken, cocoa beans and pulp removed. Cocoa beans fermented under banana leaves. Well-fermented cocoa beans dried, either in the sun on raised mats or in solar dryers. Cocoa beans put into sacks for transport. Weighing and checking at buying the station. Farmers compensated individually or through co-operatives, premiums paid. About Cocoa beans to chocolate. Cocoa beans are the principal ingredient of chocolate made from the cacao pod. Walk through the process from growing the cacao pod to the chocolate we all know and love. The cacao tree is tender making

Stupid Things African Proverbs About Stupid People

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Read Stupid People Quotes and Proverbs by African People Read stupid people quotes African proverbs by African ancestors to understand the stupid people you are forced to be around in everyday life. Understand why stupid people think stupid to better understand stupidity through the insight of African proverbs. What is stupid? Stupid is a person that does not have oodles of intellect or resourcefulness going through life making choices that lack common sense. Stupid is a person with less than average mental intelligence. Stupid Things African Proverbs About Stupid People None so busy as those who do nothing. Bad watch often feeds the wolf. A buffalo that is tied up will hate the one that is free. Jealousy is poison's brother. For the last-comer the bones. He does a good day’s work who rids himself of a fool. Nothing is got without pains but a bad name. Only the dumb dog chases a flying bird. Rotten wood cannot be carved. Sometimes you sow re

Awesome Kenyan Woman Dr. Wangari Maathai

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Dr. Wangari Maathai An Awesome Kenyan Woman Kenyan Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai taught her brand of sustainable development, democracy, and peace which won her the Nobel Prize.Dr. Wangari Maathai taught a practical understanding of love for the world. Dr. Wangari Maathai Brief Biography Kenya's Dr. Wangari Maathai was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. Maathai was awarded the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize in the field of humanitarian work founding The Green Belt Movement. Dr. Wangari Maathai was a Kenyan environmental activist who founded the Green Belt Movement. She became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and the first woman in East and Central Africa to earn a doctorate degree. Dr. Wangari Maathai was born in Nyeri, a rural area of Kenya on April 1, 1940. She became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and the first woman in East and Central Africa to earn a doctorate degree. She earned her

Harissa Hot 5-Minute Homemade African Seasoning

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Harissa Hot 5-Minute Homemade African Seasoning Harissa is the basic seasoning used in North African cooking and is extremely hot but good. Harissa is typically made hot and served with vegetables, meat and couscous Harissa can be made five days ahead just simply keep covered in the fridge. A flavorful chili pepper paste made from dried chilies, garlic, olive oil, and toasted spices. Harissa red hot pepper paste recipe Let's make Harissa hot 5-Minute homemade African seasoning with step-by-step directions Ingredients ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 4 hot peppers of your choice, diced 1 garlic clove, chopped 2-tablespoons cumin seeds, toasted 1-tablespoon coriander seeds ½-cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped A small handful of coriander leaves, chopped 1-tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1-teaspoon fine sea salt Directions Lightly toast the cumin and coriander seeds in a small frying pan over medium heat, stirring often, until fragrant around 2-3 minutes

Zanzibar Coconut Beans

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Zanzibar Coconut Beans How to cook Zanzibar Coconut Beans. There's nothing quite like this classic Zanzibar African food recipe of coconut beans using dry and fresh beans and fresh coconut milk. Coconut milk comes from the white flesh of mature brown coconuts, which are the fruit of the coconut tree. Coconut water is found in young coconuts, you can use coconut water instead of coconut juice but the taste will not be as rich however, the calorie count is lower. Rice and beans are the most common food dish in many African Countries and coconut beans is a hearty African food recipe that is inexpensive to make. Ingredients 1 cup dry red kidney beans 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 large red onion, diced 1 large green bell pepper, diced 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon salt 3 cups of coconut milk 1 cup white rice 2 cups of coconut milk Directions Add all ingredients except rice and 2 cups of coconut milk into a large pot and simmer 3 hours. In separate pot cook rice

Liberia Shares Rivers with All Its Neighboring Countries

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Liberia shares rivers with all its neighboring countries Six main rivers flow across the African country of Liberia. Liberia shares rivers with all its neighboring countries. The Mano River forms a border between Liberia and Sierra Leone and the Cavalla or Cavally River forms a border between Côte d'Ivoire. Liberia, located in West Africa, covers an area of 111,370 square km or around 27.5 million acres of land. Just over 14 percent of the total area of Liberia is water from rivers, lakes, swamps, lagoons, creeks, and streams that drain to the Atlantic Ocean.  It borders Sierra Leone to the northwest, Guinea to the north, Cote d’Ivoire to the northeast and east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and southwest. Liberia shares rivers with all its neighboring countries. Rainfall amounts vary a lot in Africa and Liberia is one of the wettest countries in Africa with 45,550 cubic meters of rich natural renewable water resources. Liberia receives 2,391mm of precipitation per

African Countries Where Prostitution is Legal

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Hoeing is divisive, about African countries where prostitution, buying sex, brothels, pimping, and solicitation are legal by regulations and laws. Most sex workers do not enjoy the sexual acts they perform; working all day and night, sometimes traveling to different towns and villages, many times walking the streets praying, it is scary to be outside jumping in different cars not knowing when you're coming home. They just fell into the life, everyday waking up saying “I have to do this I have to what is needed in order to survive." Why do women and men sell themselves for money? Many do not want to, being arrested for prostitution, sleeping with random people on the streets, in cars and hotel rooms is not the life women of the night envisioned for themselves at the age of five. Young African girls have dreams of a different life than hoeing, dreaming of being a real estate agent, a flight attendant flipping houses. Not giving themselves up stripping dignity away but

Africa disputes over land and maritime boundaries.

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Africa disputes over land and maritime boundaries. The creation and maintenance of National boundaries in Africa on land and sea is not always agreed upon since Africa straddles the equator, and is the second largest landmass on earth. Dividing lines of land and sea boundaries in Africa’s 54 countries leads to disputes over land and maritime boundaries when money and safety are involved.   Stats and information in Africa disputes over land and maritime boundaries. Clear property lines identify the land and sea boundaries belonging to a country but in many circumstances, these lines are blurred. Moreover, even when a permanent marker can be located and agreed upon the boundary dispute may not be settled for years. Land boundary markers In many cases, one African country accuses another of moving boundary markers or borders are porous leading to an influx of refugees. Boundary stones or markers are a physical marker that identifies the start of a land boundary or t

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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My mother is a historian of African culture and history and her 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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