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Courage Proverb From Southern Africa

Courage Proverb From Southern Africa
With Love From Your Ancestors

Do not find fault with what you do not understand.

Dangerous Erupting Volcanoes of Africa

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 Africa and the Rift Valley are Mount Kilimanjaro located in T

Fresh Mango Leaf Tea

Mango Leaf Tea Made With Fresh Young Green Mango Leaves. Mangoes 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

Poverty Breathes Stale Air in Africa

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 environm

Egyptian Hieroglyphics and Walking Onion Facts

Egypt walking onions and hieroglyphics 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 formerly held in the highest esteem as a

Black Homelands and The Trail of Tears

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 ti

Teaching How to Pray African Folktale

An African Folktale is defined as a thought provoking classic story once only told orally among African people however in modern times with the advent of writing systems, the internet including social media the story is communicated in both written and oral forms. Teaching how to pray animal folklore stories appear in oral, social and print media for hundreds of years as many animal folklore stories have moral religious meaning as in the folklore tale Baboon Teaches Cheetah How to Pray. Baboon Teaches Cheetah How to Pray African Folktale Story. Baboon, it is said, was once chased by Cheetah, and became trapped. Baboon said to Cheetah, "Please, pray first before you kill me. Pray for me who feels forgotten and unseen and let me know that I am remembered and seen." Cheetah asked, "How do you pray? Tell me." "You hold your up hands flat together and hold this position in stillness so that your prayers will go to heaven," said Baboon. Chee

Bean of Twilight Soup Recipe

Healthy Bambara beans are pulses that are eaten as a snack or a soup, such as in this recipe. Bambara beans are indigenous to West Africa. What is a pulse you might ask? Simply pulses are a sub-group of legumes that are harvested for their dry seeds. Beans, lentils and peas are commonly known pulses. Bambara, pigeon peas, lentils, cowpeas, chocho, faba beans to chickpeas, pulses are an inexpensive source of protein in Africa. Planet-wise, pulses are good for soil health, and many are also drought resistant and climate-resilient, their genetic diversity helping them adapt to changes in climate. Pulses are edible dry seeds of plants belonging to the Leguminosae family. They are consumed in the form of whole seed, split grain, dehulled split grain and flour. In Ancient Egypt, beans were vital for protein and are thought to be depicted in Egyptian hieroglyphics. Even today, pulses are a part of everyday cooking. Pulses have been an essential part of the human diet for

Twitter first headquarters in Ghana

Average of 22% of Africa is connected to the world wide web and of those users 11.75% have Twitter accounts. Twitter is recruiting in Ghana. Twitter headquarters sits in San Francisco's Civic Center neighborhood, the first headquarters in Africa will be located in Ghana. Twitter is recruiting eleven people in Ghana, the company's first hires on the African continent. Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey made the announcement 4-12-21 that its first Africa headquarters will be in Ghana. This came as a surprise as Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt and Kenya have more established tech hubs. Nigeria has the most tech hubs followed by South Africa, Egypt and Kenya. Singapore, London, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, and New York were ranked as the leading tech hubs outside Silicon Valley. There are more than 600 tech hubs actively operating in Africa, Africa needs better tech hubs rather than more of them for support for start-ups across the continent. Nevertheless, African tech hubs are on the r

African Proverbs Monday to Sunday Courage

African proverbs teach courage does not come from what you think you can do when you become too tired, too busy, or too stressed but your ability to withstand great force and pressure and still get the job done. Nothing is got without pains but a bad name - African Proverb An African proverb typically refers to a short clever saying that offers some kind of wisdom. African proverbs became known as the wisest type of speech for the wisest man in the ancient world. African elders throughout the continent of Africa wrote thousands of Proverbs and folklore, they collected this knowledge and passed generation to generation a fountainhead of wisdom literature. You too can gain wisdom from African proverbs; the wisdom for most of us means knowledge but the wisdom means much more than just mental activity it refers to action also skill or applied knowledge. African proverbs helps you develop a set of practical skills for living well in God's world developing a healthy sense of rever

Facts of a Homeland Named Guinea-Bissau

Get the facts on the African homeland of Guinea-Bissau and learn about a country unlike any other. Here are 28 interesting facts about Guinea-Bissau. Selling a drink of rum made from cashews in Guinea-Bissau. Facts of a Homeland Named Guinea-Bissau. Guinea-Bissau is located on the western coast of Africa. The Arquipelago Dos Bijagos of Guinea-Bissau consists of 18 main islands, 88 islands and islets in total. Around 55 percent is covered in forests. Declared independence in 1973 from Portugal. Republic of Guinea-Bissau former name before independence was Portuguese Guinea. The country is named after the Guinea region of West Africa. There are nine administrative regions, Bafata, Biombo, Bissau, Bijagos, Cacheu, Gabu, Oio, Quinara, and Tombali Pluba Guinea-Bissau Chief languages are Crioulo, which is the lingua franca or language of business and education, and Portuguese, which is the official language. Political instability describes Guinea-Bissau over the past fifty years

Why the bunny rabbit has wiggly slits for a nose

In the African folklore story, the Moon dies and rises to life again explains why the bunny rabbit has wiggly slits for a nose. African Folklore Story Why the bunny rabbit has wiggly slits for a nose The Moon sent the Rabbit to the earth to inform humans that as she died away and rose again, so humankind could die and rise again. The Moon said to the Rabbit, "Go the humans and tell them, 'Like as I die and rise to life again, so you also shall die and rise to life again.'" The Rabbit went to the leader of the humans, and said instead, "Like as I die and do not rise to life again, so you shall also die, and not rise to life again." When Rabbit returned, the Moon asked, "What did you say to the humans?" Rabbit said, "I have told them, 'Like as I die and do not rise to life again, so you shall also die and not rise to life again.'" The moon in her anger then took a great big stick and hit the Rabbit on his nos

Ethiopian Scrambled Egg Breakfast

Enkula fir-fir is an Ethiopian breakfast recipe of scrambled eggs served with Injera bread. Cooking breakfast in Ethiopia A popular Ethiopian breakfast is Ethiopian spicy eggs scrambled with Ethiopian clarified butter, red tomatoes, onions and hot chili peppers. Tips on cooking Ethiopian spicy eggs. How long to beat? It is a matter of preference. Gentle beating produces more dense scrambled eggs while robust beating ventilates the eggs resulting in lighter fluffier eggs. Do not overcook since the heat retained in the cooking pan will continue to cook and firm up the eggs even after the pan is removed from heat. Clarified butter vs. regular butter, what's the difference. Clarified butter is pure butter without any solid milk particles or water while regular butter contains milk solids and water. Clarified butter can be used in place of butter and is perfect for use as a cooking oil since it has a higher smoke point than regular butter. You can buy clarified butter from just about

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