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African Culture is World Heritage

African Proverb

African Proverb
Distance diminishes the elephant

Deadliest routes for refugees and migrants

Africa’s deadly Mediterranean Sea suffers higher fatal African refugee and migrant shipwrecks than any other route in the world.

Since 2013, the Mediterranean Sea has been described as a cemetery due to the large number of African migrants who drowned there after their boats capsized. There are more than 70 deaths a month making the Mediterranean Sea one of the most deadly routes for refugees and migrants in the world. Thousands of African refugees and migrants have died as a result of drowning attempting to reach Europe via the Mediterranean sea from Africa's shoreline often on overcrowded boats that capsize or sink. This reached a peak in 2016, when more than 4,500 migrants died. Off the coast of Libya in 2019 it is estimated that 900 people lost their lives attempting to make the journey across the Mediterranean Sea. In August 2019, the humanitarian charity operating the Open Arms ship, saving the lives of refugees and migrants at risk in the Mediterranean Sea faced …

Meeting New Friends African Proverbs.

Africa is best known for notable African Proverbs. Throughout Africa, many brilliant minds possess a kingdom of knowledge about how to make friends.
Having friends is an important predictor of happiness and life satisfaction. When you are a child in the playground it is simple, but “Do you want to be my friend?” is not a line you hear from adults. Making friends as an adult can be hard, and takes time.A study from the University of Kansas found that two people need to spend 90 hours together to become friends, or 200 hours to qualify as close friends. Spending time together is a necessary component of friendship development, but the way that time is spent is equally important.Given significant constraints on free time, especially among working adults and parents, individuals must budget their time wisely to make time for friends. Loneliness is something we all feel at times and to varying degrees, but it can be something that we feel uneasy about admitting to.Friendship development is …

Africa Bush Poo and Trash Landfills

Poo organic waste and inorganic waste are serious problems in Africa relating to broken windows theory but also supporting many recycling businesses. Organic waste such as poo is the leading type of waste product in Africa. Africa’s broken windows theory is visible sign of cities volume of waste which is increasing in accordance with the continuous growth of urban citizens. Broken windows theory is a sociological theory proposed by James Q. Wilson and George Kelling stating that visible signs of chaos and disobedience in an environment encourage misbehavior leading to serious crimes.
In rural areas, a household can dispose of its waste in a self-contained fashion by burying it in the ground, burning it, or feeding it to livestock. Once people start living together, however, waste cannot be handled in these ways. Waste accumulates in urban cities causing unsanitary conditions in living areas. The urban population in Africa is steadily increasing. This trend will continue in Africa: the…

Blackman and White Snake Folklore Story

Blackman and White Snake Folklore StoryA Blackman was walking by himself and saw a small white snake lying under a large rock. The white snake begged his help; but when she had become free she said, "Now I will bite you!"The Blackman answered, "That is not right! Let us first go to spider."When spider had heard the affair, he said, "It is right.""No," said the Blackman, "Let us ask scorpion!"Scorpion declared the same, saying, "It is right.""Now let us ask bird," said the Blackman in his despair.The bird answered very slowly and considerately, doubting the whole affair, and demanding to see first the place, and whether the Blackman was able to lift the heavy rock.The white snake lay down, and the Blackman, to prove the truth of his account, put the rock again over her.When the white snake was securely under the rock, bird said to the Blackman, "Now let her lie there!" Note.As far as the Blackman and White S…

Ranking Africa’s Human Development

Africa’s Human Development Index (HDI) is a numerical scale from one to 189 used to measure an African country's overall success in its education and economic measurements using data from long and healthy life, access to education, high Gross National Income creating an adequate standard of living.One the best 189 the worst Human Development Index ranking scores explanied.

In regards to HDI rankings, Norway is ranked #1, The United States of America is ranked #15 and the Republic of the Niger in West Africa is ranked #189, the lowest score possible on the HDI scale.1. HDI health measurement is calculated by life expectancy at birth.

2. HDI education aspect is measured by average of years of schooling for adults aged 25 years and older and expected years of schooling for children of school entering age.

3. The GNI or Gross National Income is in US dollars and is the money earned in a year per person before any tax income is deducted, the HDI standard of living component is measured …

Somalia Bananas and Warlords

In Somalia up until 1990, before warlords, insecurity, drought and poor infrastructure over 20 years has led to a collapse of Somali banana industry.

Before the beginning of the reign of terror of Somali civil war and drought; Somalia was the largest banana exporter in Eastern Africa. The banana industry was vital in Somalia with exports mainly to Italy and Middle Eastern markets. Somalia is closer to Middle Eastern main ports and can thus provide fresher bananas at lower transport cost than bananas from other countries.In the midst of one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, the banana offered a small glimmer of hope for Somalis trying to reclaim economic harmony. Due to the civil war, warlords, poor roads and storage facilities, which result in much spoilage and high prices far from producing areas, hunger and malnutrition were some of the major causes of suffering for significant sections of the population.Before the civil war, almost all banana agriculture industries were owne…

Air Afrique Flying in African Skies

Air Afrique Flying in African SkiesAbout Air Afrique and internal and international flights to and from Africa.

Unity and solidarity among African States for development on the continent.In 1961, Air Afrique was a joint venture between the Brazzaville Group Francophone African countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Mauritania, Niger, the Republic of the Congo and Senegal, Air France and Union Aéromaritime de Transport.Headquartered in Abidjan, the economic capital of Côte d'Ivoire and one of the most populous French-speaking cities in Africa, the goal was to promote unity and solidarity among African States for development on the continent through air travel.Air Afrique started operations on August 1, 1961 and eventually carrying out flights to twenty-two African countries, as well as flights to France, Rome, Switzerland and New York.
"One has to set high standards… I can never be happy with a mediocre performance.&…

Number of Doctors in Africa

Number of Doctors in AfricaThe qualified healthcare worker shortage in Africa is felt keenly by the poor as HIV AIDS is the biggest killer second Diarrhea diseases third Malaria. 
This article provides data from The World Health Organization on the number of generalist and specialist physicians per 1,000 of the population in Africa but first, the facts. The shortage of qualified healthcare workers brings significant social and economic losses to individuals and society at large.Out of 54 African countries, only one African country, Mauritius meets the criteria established by The World Health Organization. The World Health Organization states 23 doctors, nurses and midwives per 10,000 populations would be sufficient to achieve coverage of primary healthcare needs.African countries that fall below this minimum threshold struggle to provide skilled care to pregnant women, at birth through old age as well as emergency and specialized services. This has direct consequences on the numbers of …

Food to buy on the streets of Africa

Food to buy on the streets of AfricaThe number of street food vendors in Africa is unknown but the economic, social and cultural value of street food for Africa is priceless.

Working on average 10 hours per day street food for many African people becomes the only way to earn a living, and street food vending, in particular, represents one of the easiest and viable jobs, as it requires little start-up capital. Limited access to credit is a major barrier to the growth of the street food enterprises.Food vendors need a license to legally trade in many places in Africa. However neither at the national nor at local level, in Africa there is no framework policy or law specifically regulating street food vending. Street food is any ready to eat food or beverage sold and sometimes prepared in outdoor public spaces on streets, squares, parks, open-air markets by vendors or cooks either on foot or in vans, carts, or stalls. Many people eat street food on average 6-7 times a week especially by st…

How many people use the internet in Africa

How many people use the internet in Africa
Top 10 African Countries with the lowest internet access.Equatorial Guinea 0.2%

Eritrea 1.2%

Somalia 1.9%

Democratic Republic of the Congo 3.8%

Guinea-Bissau 3.8%

Niger 4.3%

Central African Republic 4.6%

Madagascar 4.7%

Chad 5%

Burundi 5.2%= 3.74% average internet access for 10 African countries.
Top 10 African Countries with the highest internet access.Morocco 58.3%

Seychelles 56.5%

South Africa 54%

Mauritius 53.2%

Tunisia 50.9%

Cabo Verde 48.2%

Gabon 48.1%

Uganda 45.9%

Algeria 42.9%

Egypt 41.3% = 49.9% average internet access for 10 African countries.
How does Africa compare to the rest of the world for internet access?The United States of America 76.2%

United Kingdom 94.8%

China 53.2%

Brazil 59.7%

Japan 92%

Russia 76.4%

Mexico 59.5%

Germany 89.6%

Africa 22%
Average of 78% of people in Africa are without internet access, phone and computer internet access is failing to reach one billion people in Africa.
The internet is available t…

Average Age of Africa

Average Age of AfricaList of African countries by median age of the total population and male and female median ages.Which African country has the youngest population. Niger with an average age of 14.8 years old is the youngest country in Africa and the youngest country in the world.Which African country has the oldest population. Seychelles with an average age of 36.8 years old is the oldest country in Africa.What is the average age of the world population; 31 years old.

The age demographics for Africa is very young, in fact Niger is the youngest country in the world; 19 out of 20 youngest countries in the world are in Africa.
Top 20 youngest countries in the world.

Niger 14.8 years old.

Uganda 15.7 years old.

Angola 15.9 years old.

Mali 16 years old.

Chad 16.1 years old.

Democratic Republic of the Congo 16.7 years old.

Malawi 16.8 years old.

Zambia 16.9 years old.

Mozambique 17 years old.

Benin 17 years old.

Burundi 17.7 years old.

Burkina Faso 17.9 years old.

Liberia 18 years old.

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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My mother is a historian of African culture and history and her 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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