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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.

African Culture is World Heritage

Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

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 g row 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 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 th

Let’s learn all about the kola nut

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Twenty-five of the best kola nut facts and stats 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 and beverages, kola nut is used as a flav

How to Cook With Banana Leaves

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How to Cook With Banana Leaves Cook With Banana Leaves Cooking with real banana leaves is a foodie art since preparing banana leaves for cooking, wrapping, and serving of rice, fish meat recipes is easy. 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

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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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My father and mother are historians of African culture and history and their 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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