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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.

Black Heaven Africanized Christian Spiritual Song

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Roots of Black Africanized Christianity Spiritual Songs Black African infused musical way of worshiping God in the heavens has modern-day and historical meanings to spiritual, gospel and hymnal music. In Africa among native black people, music has been used for thousands of years to treat illnesses, speak with deities and God and restore harmony and have been central to the lives of African people. Music-making and performance permeated important life events and daily activities throughout every clan, tribe, and community in Africa. However, the white slave owners of North America was scared by and detested the slave population African infused way of worshiping God in the heavens because they considered it to be idolatrous and wild. As a result, the gatherings were often banned and had to be conducted in secret. The African population in Africa and the American colonies had initially been introduced to Christianity in the sixtieth century during the appropriation of African peo

Seed to pod cocoa tree processing

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The process of growing Cacao tree cocoa seedlings to cocoa beans in Africa is worth globally $135 billion, seed to pod cocoa tree processing step. Africa is the center of the chocolate making world. From seed to pod cocoa tree processing step by step.   Cocoa seedlings and shade tree seedlings grown in a nursery.  Cocoa seedlings planted, shade trees planted. Ripe cocoa pods harvested from trees.  Pods broken, cocoa beans and pulp removed.  Cocoa beans fermented under banana leaves.  Well-fermented cocoa beans dried, either in the sun on raised mats or in solar dryers.  Cocoa beans put into sacks for transport.  Weighing and checking at buying the station.  Farmers compensated individually or through co-operatives, premiums paid. About Cocoa beans to chocolate. Cocoa beans are the principal ingredient of chocolate made from the cacao pod. Walk through the process from growing the cacao pod to the chocolate we

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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