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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.

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About Kenyan Bantu, Cushite and Nilote Largest Tribes

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Tourism holds a significant place in Kenya’s economy along with agriculture which remains the backbone of the Kenyan economy for the Bantu, Cushite and Nilote tribal communities. Kenya’s largest indigenous communities fit into three distinct ethnic tribal groups, Bantu, Cushite and Nilote.  About the Kenyan Bantu, Cushite and Nilote Largest Ethnic Tribal Communities Kenya’s largest indigenous communities fit into three distinct ethnic tribal groups, Bantu, Cushite and Nilote. Some speak the official Kenyan languages of English and Swahili while still retain their indigenous languages. Who are The Kenyan Bantus Tribes The Bantu ethnic group is the largest ethnic community in Kenya. They make up about 70 percent of the country's population, but they occupy less than 30 percent of the Kenyan land base.  The Bantu people in Kenya live mainly in the coastal, central, western and eastern regions of the country. The Kikuyu tribe forms Kenya's largest single ethnic grou

Osso Bucco is an African comfort food

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Osso Bucco is an African comfort food recipe popular in Nigeria. Make easy beef osso buco African food recipe tonight for dinner since all the ingredients are found at your local supermarket. Serve our Nigerian recipe with boiled yams for a traditional comfort food dish. A little note about beef osso buco or cow leg African food . Osso buco or cow leg is the cut of meat in the back of the cow's leg between the ankle and knee. It is a heavily worked cut meaning, cuts from parts of the cow that are most active and typically have more beefy flavor, and a dark red color.  You need to braise osso buco for a long period of time, because there’s inner-muscular sinew and a marrow bone in the middle of the cut. When the sinew and marrow renders, it melts into the meat, adding a level of richness.When you braise osso buco for a long time the cut of meat becomes thick, delightful and delectable. The recipe below for Nigerian Beef Osso Buco uses leg shanks for a traditional Af

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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