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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.

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.  Fresh Tamarind Ginger Tea Recipe 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 John Dube the First ANC President

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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. First ANC President The first African National Congress or 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 official degree. Neve

Ethiopian Wild White Honey

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The hum of bees is the voice of the garden. 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. Did you know? Color in liquid honey varies from clear and colorless to dark amber or black. Honey color varies with the botanical origin, age and storage conditions. 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.   The color and the flavor of honey is different depending on the nectar source of bee honeybees. Generally, light-colored honey is milder in taste and  dark-colored honey  is stronger in taste. Bees may

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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