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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.

African Culture is World Heritage

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

Segregation Shapes Violence Against Women

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In many African countries sexual, physical and social violence because you are female is common. Due to segregation and margination many prospects for women in Africa are gender limited.  Homeless women and children in Darfur in western Sudan.  Around 46% of women in Africa have experienced either non-partner sexual violence or physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner, or both. Physical violence meant the woman had been: slapped, or had something thrown at her; pushed or shoved; hit with a fist or something else that could hurt; kicked, dragged or beaten up; choked or burnt; threatened with or had a weapon used against her. Sexual violence meant the woman had: been physically forced to have sexual intercourse; had sexual intercourse because she was afraid of what her partner might do; been forced to do something sexual she found degrading or humiliating. In Ethiopia, of women who had ever experienced physical violence by a partner, 19% had been injured at l

South African Indian Garam Masala

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Homemade South African Indian Garam Masala Our recipe can be enjoyed with any kind of dish. The word Garam Masala simply means spices, and garam means hot. Garam masala is a blend of spices, originating from the Indian subcontinent making its way around the world in every nations food recipes. Traditionally South African Indian recipes call for garam masala, a blend of seven spices, cumin, coriander, cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Indian food is unimaginable without Garam Masala spice. Spices give South African Indian cuisine it's unique flavor and character. Most South African Indian recipes call for many different types of spices, many you may never have used.     One of the things that people find intimidating about cooking Indian food is the vast array of spices used. Do not assume that these Indian spices are hard to find, most are to be found in your local supermarkets, and if you cannot find them there, visit the local Indian grocery store.      So

Beautiful Sayings of the African Elder Nation

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African proverbs are common African sayings used by honored ancestry. The house is not too small if husband and wife are in harmony. Listen to your elder's wise instruction through  proverbs and sayings. You cannot take two skins from one goat. It is better to carry an empty sack than to have the devil in it. Even the devil knows what is right, but he will not do it. Elders wear a garland of silver and grey to grace their heads. The garden needs no prayers, just rain. Who spends much will soon beg. It is better to weep with the wise than to sing with the fool. The influence of African proverbs over the hearts and lives of people was second only to the words from Spirits. A day wasted on others is not wasted on yourself. More links to articles you will find thought provoking. That African Fabric You're Wearing Isn’t African About neck elongation rings Lighthouses of Egypt and Morocco Mental Illness in Africa Taboos

Why racism is a religious health care issue

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Medical Missionaries Touching Ghana with the Love of Christ? Archangel Michael standing on the head and genitals of the black devil. Controversial White Archangel Michael and Black Devil Statue in Ghana. Tepa is a small town and is the capital of Ahafo Ano North, a district in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, the Catholic Church in Ghana is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the pope in Rome. There are three million Catholics in Ghana, which is around 13 percent. Tepa grotto garden falls under the leadership of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kumasi Diocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga. GhanaWeb interviewed some church members who explained why the statue should not be described as racist. An ardent member of the Church defends that color does not matter when issues of religion are being discussed as faith is colorless and emphasized that whether black or white, it should not be interpreted as rac

Kente cloth inspired by a spiders web

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Kente cloth inspired by a spiders web Kente cloth pronounced Ken-Tay is the most famous African textile design. Kente a Ghanaian traditional fabric that is worn for major celebrations. Kente cloth is the most recognizable of all African textiles. Kente cloth fabric design was inspired by a spiders web by the Ashanti people of Ghana. Why African kente cloth is popular Africa, particularly in the areas of dance, music and the fine arts has influenced cultures around the world for two millennia ans so has kente cloth. African people are creative having a long history of unique cultural elegance valued around the world over. The fact is making and trading of African cloth have been vital elements in African culture. The first colorful kente cloth was worn by Otumfuo Nana Prempeh I, a former Ashanti king. Through cloth, we can understand not only Africa’s history but also its engagement with other parts of the world. Textiles can be used to address global issues an

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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