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African Proverb

African Proverb
Distance diminishes the elephant

Facts of a Homeland Named Guinea-Bissau

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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

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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

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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 a

Fried Peanuts of Western Africa

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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 potash fried peanuts. Potash Fried Peanuts How to Make Potash Fried Peanuts Ingredients 1/2 pound unshelled raw peanuts 2 tablespoons sea salt 1 teaspoon potash Water to cover for soaking 2 t

Famous Women With Courage

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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. Dr. Wangari Maathai  Dr. Wangari Maathai organized women to work together for a mutual benefit, and to plan for future generations Three famous black African w

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