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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. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

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

Construction of the Accra Mall

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Construction on the Accra Mall in West Africa took two years and 700 people working nonstop, the Accra mall is located within an earthquake zone. With open skylights, plastered ceilings and tiled floors the Accra Mall is the first and only Grade-A shopping mall and one of the largest modern malls in West Africa . Aurecon engineering and infrastructure advisory company was engaged to undertake both the civil and structural engineering and road design for the Accra Mall. Walk Around the Accra Mall in Ghana Africa. Open Monday thru Saturday from 10am - 9pm, Sunday and Public Holidays from 12pm - 6pm the Accra Mall is a retail and shopping center in Accra, Ghana, located on the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange. In 2003, the Government of Ghana initiated the expansion of the then Akuafo Circle. The circle was the largest roundabout in Ghana. The contract for the project was won by Messrs. The interchange was commissioned for vehicular use on February 27, 2005, by the former president

Yam Belt Vegan Sautéed Yams

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In the yam belt of West Africa, Nigeria alone produces 71 percent of the yams and there are over 600 varieties of yams and 95 percent of these crops are grown in Africa.  Yams are a staple tuber vegetable of West African countries with 177 calories in one cup of yams.  A classic dish of vegan sautéed yams from the yam belt of Africa lightly boils yam chunks before cooking in olive oil, garlic, and spices. Sautéed yams are a delightful alternative to potatoes and so much trendier. Prep time: 10 min  Cook time: 10 min  Total time: 20 min  Perfect Vegan Sautéed Yams are the best West  African Food recipe  Yam Belt Vegan Sautéed Yams. Ingredients  1 large yam  2 garlic cloves, minced  2 whole bay leaves  1 small bunch parsley, chopped  2 tablespoons olive oil  Sea salt to taste  Directions  Cut yams into chunks. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, and then cook the yams for three mins. Drain then place yams onto a paper-lined tray to cool.  When ready to serve, heat olive oil, garli

African Water Spirit Mami Wata

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African Water Spirit Mami Wata African deity Mami Wata is a beautiful, caring, seductive, and treacherous water spirit. Mami Wata, Maame Wata, or Mammy Water. The African deity called Mami Wata, Maame Wata, or Mammy Water in some parts of Western and Eastern Africa is a very popular deity. Among the Swahili speaking groups, she is called Mamba Munti. Mami Wata is a deity that has existed in Africa for as long as African history and culture can recollect. The half-fish half-human female water spirit is greatly respected, feared and worshipped presenting a balance between dark, divine, mysterious and angelic existence. Often appearing with the head and torso of a woman and the tail of a fish, Mami Wata straddles earth and water, culture and nature. Colors of Mami Wata are red symbolizing blood and white symbolizing spirituality and beauty; her colors represent Mami Wata’s dual personality. She may also take the form of a snake charmer, sometimes in combination with

Monday Morning African Proverb Quotes

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Some people never look forward to Monday mornings.   Instead of looking forward to the beginning of a new week with a renewed chance to change the world Monday mornings are dreaded. Unplugging from negative forces and being fully present is important to the honor of ancestors.  Jumping out of bed and hitting the ground running each Monday morning may never be realistic but should also be the goal. Planning to do at least one happy thing each Monday morning you will look forward to Monday morning and honor the lessons of your ancestors. African Proverbs your ancestors want you to know on Monday mornings. Pay attention to the 32 proverbs and quotes from African ancestors on Monday morning. What the colt learns in youth he continues in old age. What is learned in the cradle lasts till the grave. What is enough was never little. Too late the bird cries out when it is caught. To wash a donkeys tail is loss of time and soap. There is no such thing as an insignificant

Mighty Little Hedgehog Short African Folklore Story

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Mighty Little Hedgehog Short African Story In Africa, in the earliest times before there were pictures or written words there was the African folktale. For centuries, stories were passed down by word of mouth from one generation to the next. As Africans traveled across the African continent, they took their stories with them. Every community had a storyteller who sat around the fire at night spinning yarns of magical tales and legends. African folktales reached into the heart of the people and grew into the lifeblood of the African community. African folklore storytelling has long been accepted as a form of teaching to be defined as a series of events told in such a way that it moves the emotions and the intellect. African folklore storytelling is a spiritual legacy passed down from one generation to another. It is as old as Africa herself with a deep appreciation for antiquity expressed in artistic form. Folklore storytelling is the most ancient art form of the African Commu

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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