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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.

Egyptian Dukkah Herb Nut Spice Mix

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Homemade authentic Egyptian spice mix Dukkah, or Dukkha is an Egyptian spice mix of countless variations of herbs, toasted nuts and spices sprinkled over eggs, meat, poultry, pasta, rice or vegetables. You can use Dukkah as a rub for grilled ostrich, steak, chicken or fish.     Fresh market vendor Matrouh, Egypt Dukkha Egyptian spice mix of countless variations of herbs, toasted nuts and spices as a rub for grilled ostrich, steak, chicken or fish. Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 5 min Total time: 25 min Egyptian Dukkah Herb Nut Spice Mix Ingredients: ½ cup cashew nuts toasted and chopped ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds 1 handful chopped fresh coriander leaves 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon coriander 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes ½ teaspoon salt Directions: Mix all ingredients well in an airtight container and store in a dry place. Egypt Name and Land Facts Occupying the northeast corner of the African continent, Egy

Old and Modern Lighthouses of Egypt and Morocco

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Old and Modern Lighthouses of Egypt and Morocco Lighthouses of Egypt and Morocco Cap Spartel Lighthouse in Morocco Discover information on the oldest lighthouse in the world, the Pharos of Alexandria in the African country of Egypt. Point Cires is a peninsula and two islands off the northern coast of Morocco within the Strait of Gibraltar. Strait of Gibraltar is a vital shipping channel connecting the Mediterranean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean, lying between southernmost Spain and northwestern most Africa. Strait of Gibraltar is 36 miles or 58 km long and narrows to 9 miles 15 km in width between Point Cires Morocco and Point MarroquĂ­ Spain. The islands have a lighthouse and many years ago, people decided to explore Strait of Gibraltar waters by boat. During the day, they could find their way back to the landing-place by looking for a pile of rocks that had been left there. These were the first-day marks. However, how could they find their way home at night? Since much of

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.

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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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