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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.

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

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

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 a

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

Fried Peanuts of Western Africa

West African potash fried peanuts ingredients and directions. What is cooking potash? Potash , potassium carbonate, is a potassium-rich salt that are mined from ancient oceans. Potash is a variety of mined and manufactured salts containing potassium.  Potash has a unique ashen and salty taste. Potash has been a popular seasoning in sub-Saharan Africa, especially in Nigeria for centuries where depending on the tribe you hail from, potash is called kaun or akanwu. Potash is also a common seasoning in Burkina Faso and Cameroon. Potash fried peanuts is a tasty snack that is quick and easy to make today. Raw peanuts are pan-fried with potash and sea salt until golden brown. You can add spicy seasonings you want such as Cajun seasoning, Sichuan pepper or chili powder. Below are the ingredients and directions for West African potash fried peanuts. Potash Fried Peanuts West Africa potash fried peanuts ingredients and directions. Ingredients 1/2 pound unshelled raw peanuts 2 tablespoons sea sa

Famous Women With Courage

You’re not famous alone, you stand on the shoulders of women who paved the way for famousness; three woman September, Sirleaf, Maathai made a path. Every year March is designated Women's History Month in the United States but influential women are not limited just to the USA. The three famous black African women South African Dulcie Evonne September, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Kenyan Dr. Wangari Maathai played a vital role for women throughout the world in history. Celebrate Women's History Month by learning about three famous black African women. Dulcie Evonne September  Dulcie Evonne September was an anti-apartheid activist, humanitarian and political prisoner. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf  Politician and economist, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first female elected president in Africa.

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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