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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.

Tswana African Vegetable Stew Recipe

African food recipes benefit everyone everywhere. Many African food ingredients are unknown outside places of origin in Africa however, in recent years many traditional food products from Africa have made their way into grocery stores. As a result, people have found out about food item like cocoyam, and many are curious to try them out. Preparing African food recipes helps to keep African food cooking traditions alive. For example, Imbuya in the Setswana language is African spinach. Imbuya is a tropical leaf vegetable grown in most tropical regions of Africa and is an important traditional vegetable crop in the cooking lives of millions of Africans. Vegetable Stew cooked by South Africa and Botswana Tswana people with spinach, peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and spices. Our African vegetable stew recipe is easy to make and made vegan, vegetarian or with chicken. Tswana African Vegetable Stew Recipe Ingredients and Directions. Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 20 min Total

Remember the good advice African Proverbs gave you today

Remember the good advice African Proverbs gave you today. An army of sheep led by a lion can defeat an army of lions led by sheep. Everyone thinks their own spit tastes good. By a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant with a strand of hair. The spider and fly cannot make a bargain. The lion does not turn around when a small dog barks. Those who refuse to obey cannot command. War ends nothing. Using African Proverbs when you listen to good advice, take it in and pass it on. Good advice intelligence is not limited to those who follow a straight and narrow path, often times the best advice comes from those who have been there, done that and learned the hard way. African proverbs had been used for centuries not only their parents, grandparents and ancestors but also all over the world. African proverbs communicate timeless good advice about truth and sincerity, kindness and wickedness and wisdom and foolishness. African proverbs touc

African Swahili Chicken Stew

African Swahili Chicken Stew is a delicious meal with chicken, coconut milk, ten spices, onions and garlic. African chicken Swahili soup recipes are truly the ultimate one pot, meal slowly cooked comfort food served with rice. We like it so much we make double the recipe to take for lunch 2 days a week as well as dinner every Sunday evening. Swahili Chicken African food recipes are easy to make at home. Beauty in making the best African Swahili Chicken Stew Recipe. Ingredients 4 chicken breasts, each cut into three long strips 2 tablespoons palm oil 5 cups chicken stock 2 cups coconut milk 3 chopped tomatoes 2 onions, finely chopped 2 shallots, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon lime juice 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped 2 red chilies, chopped 1 tablespoon of chopped coriander leaves Ho

Ekumeku Resistance Movement During Nigeria British Rule

Ekumeku Resistance Movement During Nigeria British Rule Nigeria became an offical British administrative land in 1901, the colonialism and invasion of British troops was a catastrophe for the ingenious Igbo African way of life, but the Ekumeku underground resistance movement attempted to right the wrong. Ekumeku War between the British and the people in Asaba hinterland lasted until 1911. British first carried out indirect rule through native authorities, who collected taxes and performed other local administrative tasks. Access to colonial resources was determined by the cooperation of tribes in relation to British power and the Ekumeku committed an act of treason by killing a popular British officer. The murder of O. S. Crewe-Read by the Ekumeku ignited the Asaba massacre. Ekumeku Resistance Movement During Nigeria British Rule A resistance movement is an organized effort by some portion of the civil population of a country to withstand the legally established governm


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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