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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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Mutton Lentil Stew

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Easy one pot meal of tender mutton lentil stew is just what you need for hectic weeknights. Hearty mutton lentil stew recipe from North Africa is The African Gourmet most popular stew recipe. Nourishing, healthy lentils are a staple food throughout North Africa. North African cuisine is famous for the use of mutton, various pulses, such as chickpeas, and lentils and flavored by seven earthy spices. North African Mutton Lentil Stew North African Mutton Lentil Stew Ingredients 1 pound mutton meat thinly sliced 1 large white onion, finely chopped 1 cup dried lentils 2 large potatoes diced 2 large carrots diced 4 cups of water 2  tablespoons ground cumin 2  tablespoons minced garlic 1  tablespoon ground cinnamon 1  tablespoon ground allspice 1  tablespoon ground paprika 1 teaspoon ground turmeric Salt and pepper to taste   Directions Add all ingredients to a large pot simmer until mutton is tender for about two hours. Serve with rice. North African Lamb Lent

Easily Learn Kiswahili Alphabet Pronunciations

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Learn Kiswahili by meeting native Swahili speakers and starting a conversation. Swahili is a community of people and Kiswahili is the language spoken. Standard Swahili is based on the kiUnguja dialect. There are many dialects of Kiswahili as well as several patois versions. The three most common Kiswahili dialects are kiUnguja spoken on Zanzibar and in the mainland areas of Tanzania, kiMvita spoke in Mombasa and other areas of Kenya and Kiamu spoke on the island of Lamu and adjoining parts of the coast. The earliest known composition is written in Kiswahili, a poem entitled Kumsifu Yanga Ode to the Arab woman dates back to the 16th century 2 and is linguistically related to the northern dialect of Kiswahili such as kiamu. Kiamu is also the main Swahili dialect used by the poet Mwengo to compose the Muslim epic Utendi wa Tambuka, which he completed in 1728 on behalf of the king of Pate Island. Kiswahili is one of the top ten languages spoken in Africa. Swahili is spoken in

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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