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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.

African Culture is World Heritage

Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

That African Fabric You're Wearing Isn’t African

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African print fabrics represent African culture visually. People connect with heritage fabric as a representation of African identity, culture, and heritage by wearing African print head wraps and clothing. However, most African prints and designs have nothing to do with African heritage and almost no manufacturing economic benefit to Africa. Culture is about learning, not just what you wear, so wear your African print but also understand the history behind the fabric. African print fabric is a Vlisco print whose meaning is throwing stones in a water well. Vlisco is a 170 year old company in Helmond, the Netherlands who is one of the largest importers of African print fabrics in the world along with the Chinese company Hitarget located in Guangdong province in South Eastern China. According to Vlisco the fabric above first appeared on the market in early 1960 and goes by many names such as Plaque-Plaque, Target, and Nsu Bura in the Twi language of Ghana and means, water well. T

Two Ways to Cook Pumpkins Roasted and Toasted

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Fresh sugar pumpkins and pumpkin seeds are popular African recipe ingredients. Pumpkins are a gourd growing on vines popular in Uganda and South Africa. Pumpkins are one of the most popular fruits in Africa used in countless African food recipes. Pumpkins are a fruit botanically despite most people considering pumpkins a vegetable. They are eaten many different African food recipes used in stews, side dishes, and baking.  The taste is slightly sweet when ripe and bitter when green however all pumpkins are a good source of beta-carotene. The African pumpkin weighs between 5 and 50 pounds in many different oval shapes.  The rind varies in color from light to dark green when immature and light orange to beige when mature, and can be smooth or rough with the flesh orange in color when mature. Pumpkins are a popular African food recipe so let's make roasted fresh pumpkins and toasted pumpkin seeds. Roasted African Pumpkin Recipe Ingredients 2 pounds fresh sugar pumpkins cut into bi

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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