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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.

Drink Coffee Like Ethiopians Do

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More than just drinking coffee, here is your invitation to a famous Ethiopian coffee ceremony centuries in the making. Ethiopian style coffee. The Ethiopian coffee ceremony is a ritual that the women of Ethiopia have participated in for centuries and is the quintessential African food drink recipe. The coffee may be prepared three times in one day for various reasons including a meal. Ethiopians are serious about their coffee. There is a time to share Buna with family, a time to drink Buna with other women and for breakfast or dinner and may include immediate family, including male members. The Jebena pronounced Jeb-been-nah is often an ornate pot used to boil, prepare, and serve coffee. If you do not have a jebena you serve tea. No jebena means no coffee ceremony. Items such as a tray with coffee cups and all of the items needed for making coffee are gathered and brought to the space in which the ceremony will take place. The primary principle of organizing all of the items

Do You Know the African country of Chad

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How Well Do You Know Chad? Chad is the fifth largest country on the continent of Africa with much of the northern part of the country lying in the Sahara desert. Chad also has a population density of only about 20 persons per square mile. The two official languages of Chad are Arabic and French. Chad has more than 120 different languages and dialects divided into three large language families of Afro-Asiatic, Niger-Congo, and Nilo-Saharan. From 1900 until 1960, Chad was a French colony and all public services were carried out in the French language. French is the language of both government and education. The capital of Chad is N'Djamena with 1.5 million Chadian people living in the capital city. N’Djamena, formerly Fort-Lamy, capital of Chad, located on the southwestern border, adjacent to Cameroon.  It lies on the east bank of the Chari River at its confluence with the Logone River in an alluvial plain that is flooded during the rainy season from July–September. The city wa

Africa National Parks List

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Africa's top five national parks are spectacular national parks for animal migration and sheltering threatened and endangered African animals. Baby rhino Five most famous National Parks in Africa. Maasai Mara National Reserve (Masai Mara in Tanzania) is located in south-west Kenya. Together with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, it forms Africa’s most incredible and most spectacular ecosystems. Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya has nearly 150,000 visitors from across the world come annually to witness the wildebeest migration and river crossings. With the wildebeest migration in July – October, this is the best time to see this incredible movement of the wildebeest migration. Serengeti National Park was established in 1951, making it Tanzania's oldest national park. The park is arguably one of the most famous in the world and covers 5,700 square miles of grassland, riverine forest, woodlands, and savannah. It is famed for its spectacular scenery, wildli

Nigerian Grilled Ketchup Chicken Recipe For Four

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Nigerian grilled ketchup chicken budget recipe for four using the easiest no fuss tomato marinade packed with sweet and hot flavor from Lagos Nigeria. Lagos is Nigeria's largest city and has one of the best street food scenes in the world. Passing up authentic Nigerian Grilled Chicken is unheard of for African foodies. Make our African Food recipe Nigerian Grilled Ketchup Chicken. Nigerian Grilled Ketchup Chicken Ingredients 1 chicken cut-up - 2 split chicken breasts, 2 chicken wings, 2 chicken thighs, 2 chicken legs ½ cup ketchup ¼ cup white vinegar 1 chicken seasoning cube 5 chopped garlic cloves  1 chopped red onion 1 chopped white onion 10 chopped hot peppers 1 tablespoon ground ginger 1 tablespoon dried thyme 1 tablespoon ground curry 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg 1/4 cup vegetable oil Directions In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients except chicken. Add chick

Cassava and Pumpkin Leaves Recipe

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Learn how to make a complete dinner meal of cassava Nsima and pumpkin leaves from Eastern Malawi today with the African Gourmet. Pumpkin Leaves Pumpkin Leaves Ingredients 3 medium red tomatoes, diced 4 handfuls of chopped pumpkin leaves 1 cup groundnut powder 2 cups vegetable broth or water Pumpkin Leaves Directions Add all ingredients to a large pot, cover and simmer 15 minutes. Serve over nsima, directions are below. How to make cassava Nsima. Traditionally Nsima is used as a side dish to soups and stews in Malawi Africa. Nsima takes about 30 minutes to make and makes anything more delicious. It pairs well with anything from sautéed vegetables to slow-cooked stews. Nsima needs to be stirred and stirred a lot for a smooth consistency. Nsima is very easy and quick to make, just remember to gradually pour and stir at the same time so it does not get any lumps. When you are making your African food recipe of Nsima, cook it for the correct amount of time, so you do no

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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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