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Chic African Culture Africa Factbook

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.

Fried Coconut Garden Eggs Eggplants

How to Fry Coconut Garden Eggs Eggplants. Healthier version of fried eggplants is roasted eggplants, potatoes and vegetables This simple Fried Eggplant recipe creates an easy crispy texture and only needs a couple of unique ingredients Chic African Culture What are garden eggs? Garden eggs are a smaller variety of the eggplant that is highly cultivated and valued in most sub-Saharan African countries. The garden egg gets its name from the small size of the eggplant and is roughly the same size as a chicken egg. In African Igbo society, the garden egg represents fruitfulness and good fortune. Fried Coconut Garden Eggs Ingredients 1 large eggplant, peeled and finely diced 2 medium eggs, beaten 1½ coconut water ¼ cup coconut milk 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup coconut flakes Ground dry hot peppers to taste Salt and pepper to taste Oil for frying in a deep fat fryer Directions Add all ingredients adding more flour if necessary

Africa Did You Know Geography Facts

Oodles of interesting true false fun facts and figures to keep you in the know of African geography.  Logger in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Did you know that The Sudd is a vast swamp in the north-central region of South Sudan in Africa? Formed by the White Nile, its size varies but can reach some 15% of the country's total area during the rainy season, making it is one of the world's largest wetlands. Lake Victoria, the world's largest tropical lake and the second largest freshwater lake, is shared among three countries. Lying mainly in Tanzania and Uganda but bordering on Kenya Lake Victoria is a lifeline of Africa. North America's Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake. There are about a dozen countries in the world that have two capitals, but only one has three, South African cities: Pretoria, Cape Town, and Bloemfontein. Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in th

50 Years Pic of Kenya 1900 to 1950

Kenya 1900 to 1950 black and white photos of life, music, and smiles. Learn where Kenya is plus facts and key information. African women making rugs in Kenya at Fort Hall near Nyeri in 1946. Kenyan men listening to musical instruments, Mombasa, Kenya 1905 Coffee picking north of Nairobi Kenya in 1936 Kikuyu Tribe in Nyeri, Mt. Kenya 1935 Karantania market day between Nairobi and Nyeri in 1930 Rift Valley Nairobi Kikuyu woman on the road home 1920 Where in Africa is Kenya Kenya is in Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania. Kenya has five border countries in all, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The population is heavily concentrated in the west along the shore of LakeVictoria ; other areas of high density include the capital of Nairobi, and in the southeast along the Indian Ocean coast. Kenya is the economic, financial, and transport hub of East Africa. The Kenyan Highlands comprise one of 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.

African cultures express, encourage, and communicate energy

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