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Giant Size Small Size Countries in Africa

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Land is continents and islands solid part of their surface not covered by water on the Earth surface. Throughout Africa, more than 90 percent of the rural communal land and prime land is undocumented and squatters on public land are home to 60 percent of urban dwellers in Africa. “Land governance issues need to be front and center in Africa to maintain and better its surging growth and achieve its development promise,” says Frank Byamugisha, author of the report and Lead Land Specialist in the World Bank’s Africa Region. “Our findings provide a useful, policy-oriented roadmap for African countries and communities to secure their own land for building shared prosperity.” Inefficient land administration, weak governance and corruption to the land governance system in many African countries will fuel the land grab surge. An example of poor government is the fact that Ghana, Kenya and Uganda each have fewer than 10 professional land surveyors per one million people. Land tenure legall

Death By Honey African Folklore

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Folklore story of Koelle who has two wives, one wife brought him honey and the other wife was selfish is the traditional beliefs and story of a home where honey caused the death of a wife. Dying Over Honey African Folklore. Koelle had two wives. One day both went to fetch firewood together. The younger discovered some honey. The wives harvested the honey and when they had finished, both sat down and ate heartily. The older wife paused eating the honey after a while and set some aside. When they both were done eating, they went to finish collecting their firewood. When they rose up, the younger wife saw the elder one had some honey in her hand; she said, "Why did you not ask my permission to eat and set aside? "The elder said," You have given birth to no children, and have only a husband to take care of, and you ask why I did not seek your permission? You should have remembered your husband. As for me, I am saving honey for my husband." The younger wife looked

Systems of Government in Africa today that are not Tribal

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There are many different forms of government types in Africa but really just five apply today not including local tribal leaders which wield just as much influence as official government systems throughout Africa. The five types of systems of government in Africa are Absolute Monarchy, Federal Parliamentary Republic, Transitioning, Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy and Parliamentary Republic. The key characteristic of African governments is how two main forms obtain political power; being voting and traditional succession. The governance of African nations differs significantly based on who has power. The are 36 African counties that are Presidential Republic government systems, seven are Parliamentary Republic, six are Semi-Presidential Republic, two are Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy, two are Federal Parliamentary Republic, one is a Federal Presidential Republic, one is In Transition, and one is an Absolute Monarchy. For reference, the United States of America is a const

Nigerian Breakfast Fried Akara and Ogi

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Make the popular breakfast recipe Fried Akara and Ogi fermented corn porridge. Typical breakfast in Nigeria consists of fried Akara bean cakes and corn porridge Ogi. Here is the recipe for fried Akara and sweet Ogi breakfast recipe. Tasting Akara fried bean cakes.   Fried Akara Ingredients and Directions. Ingredients 1 15 ounce can black eyed peas with all liquid drained 1 tablespoon self-rising flour 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes Oil for frying Directions In food processor add all ingredients and mix until smooth. Form into small flat discs and fry until brown about 2 minutes on each side. Serve with Ogi corn porridge recipe below for breakfast. Nigerian Ogi Ogi is a traditional corn porridge fermented for up to three days until sour and is sort of a thick pudding made from corn flour, sugar with a pinch of salt and water. Corn flour is a fine powder simular in texture to all-purpose flour made by grinding dried corn kernels

19 custom Rolls Royce for King of eSwatini Wives

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King of eSwatini spent millions on diamonds, private jets and 19 custom Rolls Royce's for his wives while 65% of eSwatini lives on $1.90 a day. King of eSwatini in the photo above with his 19th wife during a ceremony at the world bank; its good to be king or wife of the king? Rsponsible and irresponsible political leadership in eSwatini statement of the issues explained below. The eSwatini King, King Mswati III, has been head of the Swazi Royal Family since 1986 since he was 18 years old. In June 2021, it was reported the King fled the country with his wives to South Africa as a political Asylum. Landlocked eSwatini is almost completely surrounded by South Africa and depends on South Africa for a majority of its exports and imports and duties on imported goods. South Africa and eSwatini are joined at the hip as far as the economy is concerned. King Mswati III rules one of the world's last absolute monarchies and has ruled the eSwatini kingdom for 35 years. The King spends mil

Mean Coworkers African Proverbs

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Mean Coworkers African Proverbs Ten evil coworkers African proverbs that will help you identify mean coworkers and ten what to do with evil coworkers proverbs from Africa that will help you survive a wicked coworkers mental attack. Evil Coworkers African Proverbs. Bad coworkers are not just a negative financial issue for the company; an evil coworker can have a powerful impact on your mental wellbeing.  Your instincts pay attention to all spiritual things big and small, and can sense a bad coworkers’ true evil nature before your voice can form the words. Your spirit sensitivity is a strength that is put into place by the universe to protect your spiritual mental wellbeing from wicked coworkers and poor working environments. Ten evil coworkers African proverbs that will help you identify malicious coworkers. He pulls at a long rope who desires another’s death. Like the tusk and teeth of an elephant, one set for show and another for use. He does a good day’s wor

Ancestors are Guardian Angels

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Ancestors are Guardian Angels Ancestors are Guardian Angels who are celestial spirits helping in many ways. Ancestral Guardian Angels protect us to help make powerful connections. Everyone has a guardian angel also known as an Ancestor who attaches itself to the spirit from the moment conception. Ancestors are helpful divine spirits that watch over and protect an individual. Guardian Angels in the form of Ancestors are all around us. Everyone is a spiritual being with an inner need to honor ancestors both known and unknown. Ancestors are Guardian Angels Open your spiritual eyes and you can see all the Ancestors being Guardian angels. You can spiritually feel the ancestors and they are more powerful than you think, they are angels. How do you know if the Ancestors are guarding you? Do you ever think about angels being your ancestors? When it comes to Ancestors being Guardian ang

Dangerous Erupting Volcanoes of Africa

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Nyamuragira in the DRC is Africa's most active volcano; Mount Nyiragongo is the most dangerous volcano, Rift Valley has the most volcanoes in Africa. Mount Nyiragongo  Nyamuragira in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is Africa's most active volcano; Mount Nyiragongo is the most dangerous volcano. Volcanic activity in the Great Rift Valley is frequent; Ethiopia has 61 volcanoes which 10 are active. Ethiopia in the East African Rift Valley has one of the worlds highest concentration of volcanoes. Volcanos reshape Africa, in fact Africa is creating new volcanoes because the continent shifts over time therefore to count the number of volcanoes in Africa would be a guess at best. The associated dangers of active volcanoes in Africa include lava flows, mudflows, pyroclastic flows, ash clouds, ash fall, ballistic rock projectiles, gas emissions , landslides, earthquakes, and tsunamis. Some of the largest volcanoes in

Fresh Mango Leaf Tea

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Mango Leaf Tea Made With Fresh Young Green Mango Leaves. Mango leaves are edible. Mango leaf tea is made by using young leaves from any mango tree; the type of mango tree does not matter, just as long as the leaves are young and free from blemishes. People all over the world take tea drinking seriously and it seems that tea made from fresh plants and trees growing in your garden can solve many health problems. Nature is cool like that. How Do You Make Mango Leaf Tea? Boil 5 cups of water. Choose young leaves from your mango tree. Wash the mango leaves. Break the mango leaves into medium pieces. Add the clean, young, fresh mango leaves to the boiling water. Steep mango leaves in the boiling water for 15 minutes. Stain mango leaves from the water . Serve tea with or without sweetener. Mango tea has a mild taste. More Mango Tea Information. Tea made from mango leaves has been made throughout Africa for thousands of years. Tea is not just limited to the tea bags on your su

Poverty Breathes Stale Air in Africa

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Seven in ten Africans in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Madagascar, and Zimbabwe are considered extremely officially poor living on less than $1.90 per day. Out of Africa’s 54 countries eighteen African countries, 50% of residents live on less than $1.90 per day and in four African countries 70% of people live on less than $1.90 per day. In October 2015, approximately 10% of the world’s population lived in extreme poverty, the lowest poverty rate in recorded history and a $1.90 at 2011 international prices became the new international poverty line (IPL). Seven in ten Africans in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Madagascar, and Zimbabwe are considered extremely officially poor. Poverty is on the rise in several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as in fragile and conflict-affected states. Poverty encompasses a shortfall in income and consumption, but also low educational achievement, poor health and nutritional outcomes, lack of access to basic services, and a hazardous living environment. Afric

Egyptian Red Onion Potato Salad

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Egyptian red onion potato salad, Egypt walking onions and hieroglyphics recipe and facts. Egyptian walking onions were used as hieroglyphics Egyptians love growing, eating and revering onions; walking onions were used as hieroglyphics and the rings inside round onions were thought of as a cosmic symbol of the universe. The Onion, if suspended in a room, possesses the magical powers of attracting and absorbing sicknesses, they were used during burials of Pharaohs. What are Hieroglyphics? Egyptian Hieroglyphics are characters in which symbols represent objects and ideas read from left to right. Hieroglyphics can be pictures of living creatures such as an owl, objects used in daily life such as a basket or symbols such as lasso. Most of the pictures stand for the object they represent, but usually, they stand for sounds. Egyptian Hieroglyphics are characters which symbols represent ideas. Hieroglyphics are pics of living things and objects used in daily life. The Onion was also fo

Black Homelands and The Trail of Tears

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Removal of black South Africans to homelands is similar in horrific scope to the North American Tail of Tears due to greed of Indigenous people land. Sun City located in the Soho Hotel and Casino in one of the most popular resorts in South Africa. Sun City became famous because of a 1985 protest song; it was located within the Bantustan of Bophuthatswana, one of ten homelands created by the South African government that forcibly relocated its black population as part of the removal of black Africans to Bantustans or homelands. As a part of Apartheid, black South Africans were not allowed to live in the white appointed areas. In order to pursue the policy of separate development, the apartheid-era government of the time dictated that ten fragmented homelands would be spread across South Africa and Namibia. Sun City was a 1985 protest album and song recorded by Artists United Against Apartheid to convey opposition to the South African policy of apartheid. The album and title song Sun C

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