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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.

Stupid Things African Proverbs About Stupid People

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Read Stupid People Quotes and Proverbs by African People Read stupid people quotes African proverbs by African ancestors to understand the stupid people you are forced to be around in everyday life. Understand why stupid people think stupid to better understand stupidity through the insight of African proverbs. What is stupid? Stupid is a person that does not have oodles of intellect or resourcefulness going through life making choices that lack common sense. Stupid is a person with less than average mental intelligence. Stupid Things African Proverbs About Stupid People None so busy as those who do nothing. Bad watch often feeds the wolf. A buffalo that is tied up will hate the one that is free. Jealousy is poison's brother. For the last-comer the bones. He does a good day’s work who rids himself of a fool. Nothing is got without pains but a bad name. Only the dumb dog chases a flying bird. Rotten wood cannot be carved. Sometimes you sow red b

Awesome Kenyan Woman Dr. Wangari Maathai

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Kenyan Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai taught her brand of sustainable development, democracy, and peace which won her the Nobel Prize.Dr. Wangari Maathai taught a practical understanding of love for the world. Dr. Wangari Maathai Brief Biography Kenya's Dr. Wangari Maathai was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. Maathai was awarded the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize in the field of humanitarian work founding The Green Belt Movement. Maathai was born in Nyeri, a rural area of Kenya on April 1, 1940. She became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and the first woman in East and Central Africa to earn a doctorate degree. She earned her doctorate from the University of Nairobi in 1971. Dr. Maathai was a Kenyan environmental activist who founded the Green Belt Movement (GBM). In 1976, while she was serving in the National Council of Women, Professor Maathai introduced the idea of community-based tree planting. The GBM, main focus at the t

Harissa Hot 5-Minute Homemade African Seasoning

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Harissa Hot 5-Minute Homemade African Seasoning Harissa is the basic seasoning used in North African cooking and is extremely hot but good. Harissa is typically made hot and served with vegetables, meat and couscous Harissa can be made five days ahead just simply keep covered in the fridge. A flavorful chili pepper paste made from dried chilies, garlic, olive oil, and toasted spices. Harissa red hot pepper paste recipe Let's make Harissa hot 5-Minute homemade African seasoning with step-by-step directions Ingredients ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 4 hot peppers of your choice, diced 1 garlic clove, chopped 2-tablespoons cumin seeds, toasted 1-tablespoon coriander seeds ½-cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped A small handful of coriander leaves, chopped 1-tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1-teaspoon fine sea salt Directions Lightly toast the cumin and coriander seeds in a small frying pan over medium heat, stirring often, until fragrant around 2-3 minutes

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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