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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.

Origins of Kenya Largest Tribe

Origins of Kenya Largest Tribe Origins of Kenya Largest Tribe Ancient Origins of Kenya Largest Tribe and the Mau-Mau Kikuyu Frighters Possessor of all Ngai Kere-Nyaga also is known as Mount Kenya is a place for prayers and sacrifices. The common name used when addressing “the possessor of all” is Ngai. Numbering about 6 million Kikuyu people are the largest ethnic group in Kenya. While praying the Gikuya the people were to address Ngai as Mwene-nyaga. The Kikuyu name for Mount Kenya is also Mwene-nyaga. The Kikuyu God and possessor of all is Mwene-nyaga meaning owner of the snow, possessor of brightness or possessor of the white patch.  Mwene-nyaga, lives on Mount Kenya, is also known as Kere-Nyaga. The Kikuyu pray under large sacred trees such as fig trees and this is where Mwene-nyaga is praised and prayers and sacrifices are offered. Mount Kenya is regarded as a holy mountain by the Kikuyu and Meru communities. They use the mountain for traditional rituals based on th

Two Senegalese Favorite Food Recipes

Thirty informational stats and facts on Senegal geography, history, food, politics, economy, population statistics, culture, and languages and the best two Senegalese chicken and stuffed fish recipes. Learn all info about the African country of Senegal and make the best two Senegalese chicken recipe and stuffed fish recipe. Thieboudienne is an African seafood recipe from Senegal of stuffed fish and seasoned rice cooked in a thick vegetable tomato-based sauce. Seafood Recipe African Stuffed Fish Senegalese and Rice Stew Ingredients 2 large cleaned red snappers 2 onions, finely chopped 2 teaspoons minced garlic 2 diced carrots 2 diced tomatoes 1/2 head shredded green or purple cabbage 2 cups peeled and diced fresh pumpkin 1 cup peeled and diced cassava 6 peeled and diced garden eggs (African eggplants) 1 small can tomato paste 1 chopped hot chili 1 tablespoon fish sauce One handful chopped parsley 3 cups uncooked rice 6 cups fish or vegetable stock

African Vanishings 10 Endangered Animals in Africa

Ten endangered and critically endangered African animals because of poaching illegal wildlife trade and trophy hunting facts. Sad facts about endangered animals in Africa. Learn all you wanted to know about 10 endangered and critically endangered African animals with facts and animal descriptions. Endangered and critically endangered African animals are under threat from poaching, but experts believe trophy hunting of overpopulated animals can be beneficial for conservation through revenues generated by trophy hunting. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations defines trophy hunting and poaching for the illegal wildlife trade. Trophy hunting typically takes place as a legal, regulated activity under programs implemented by government wildlife agencies, protected area managers, indigenous or local community bodies, private landowners or conservation or development organizations.  Whereas poaching for the illegal wildlife trade is by definition illegal and unmanaged. Poa

Cumin Makes the Best African Herb Sauce Recipes

Cumin Makes the Best African Herb Sauce Recipes Make the best North African cumin herb sauce for dinner tonight. Cumin is a low-growing annual herb of the Nile valley, but cultivated in the Mediterranean region, Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, India, China, and Palestine from very early times and is a strong tasting herb. Cumin plants mature in about two months when the stems are cut and dried in the shade; one of the main ingredients in green chermoula is cumin.  Green plants plus cumin make the best African herb sauce recipes. One of the main ingredients in North African green chermoula sauce is cumin. Cumin has a nutty peppery flavor and chermoula is a green plant-based North African herb sauce traditionally served with seafood.  Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 10 min Total time: 20 min North African Green Herb Sauce Ingredients ½ cup olive oil 2 tablespoons minced garlic 5 parsley sprigs minced 5 cilantro sprigs minced ½ teaspoon lemon extra

Friends Leave You Just When You Need Them Most

African folktale story Friends Leave You Just When You Need Them Most ❤ ❤ ♥♥♥ Hawk learns in this African folktale story that friends do not support you when you most need it. Folklore storytelling is the most ancient art form of the African Community. Just as someone expresses their ideas and the form of music, painting, dance and sculpture folklore takes the ideas of an ancient story and creates with words a picture that enchants the listener with a rich auditory environment. Many African people are born storytellers and spend many long hours practicing their art. Not everyone can acquire the art of folklore storytelling imagery, but for the beginner one should think of folklore storytelling as a heritage passed on from traditional storytellers and dig deep within the ancient storyteller that lies within us all. 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 stor


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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