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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.

Herbs have meanings

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South African herbal medicine practitioners are called Nyanga. They seek the nature of the illness and its cure by meditating or going into a trance in order to get advice from a God or spirit. Flowers are beautiful, but so are herbs. The spice rack is not just jars of spices you add a dash here and there, they also have a special meaning in herbal medicine art. The dictionary defines herbs as any non-woody seed bearing plant with leaves, seeds or flowers used for flavoring, medicine or scent. Spices are an aromatic or pungent vegetable substance used to flavor food. Many herbs in South Africa today are being produced for the valuable oils in their flowers and leaves. Herbs come from the leafy and green part of the plant however spices are parts of the plant other than the leafy bit such as the root, stem, bulb, bark or seeds. In South Africa flowers and foliage are distilled to extract essential oils that are used in aromatherapy, herbal medicine and in the food industry. Herba

Divorced Couples African Proverbs on Love

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African Proverb love tips and advice from divorced couples can save your relationship.  Everyone receives all kinds of advice in life, but men and women who have been divorced sometimes have the best advice on relationships because they have seen matrimony from all angles understanding you're not the same people you were when you got married.  African Proverb love tips and advice from divorced couples can save your relationship.  People helping one another can bring an elephant into the house. A zebra takes its stripes wherever it goes. To a fight, one does not bring a knife that cuts but a needle that sews. A clear conscience is more valuable than wealth. Whatever the tree, so is the fruit. Blood is inherited and virtue is acquired. When the lion gets old even flies attack him. He is a fool whose sheep runs away twice. The tail of the cow watches to the right and left. A hundred years cannot repair a moment's loss of trust. To change, and to change for the better, ar

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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