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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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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

African populace who are not considered poor

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Three in ten Africans in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Madagascar, and Zimbabwe are not considered poor. In eighteen African countries 50% of residents live on more than $1.90 per day. When it comes to measuring monetary poverty, the $1.90 benchmark is used to assess how well people are doing relative to the basic needs. Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa and hosts Africa's richest and poorest populations. Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote is an industrialist currently worth 12 billion US dollars. He founded the Dangote Group which controls much of Nigeria’s commodities trade. This business tycoon and philanthropist is referred to as ‘the golden child of Nigerian business circle. He once drove a taxi cab on the streets of London to fund his education. Africa now accounts for most of the world’s rich and poor, and unlike most of the rest of the world, the total number of rich and poor is increasing due to success in the tech market, oil and mineral growth. Most of Angola's capital c

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

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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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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