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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.

Teaching How to Pray African Folktale

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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 prayer

Bean of Twilight Soup Recipe

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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 centu

Twitter first headquarters in Ghana

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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

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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

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.

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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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