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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.

Where to Stay in Africa

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Ocean Green Beach Villas is a gated retirement, vacation rental, Airbnb community located on 14 acres of beach and tree lined land facing the Atlantic Ocean, in Prampram, Ghana.  You want to visit Africa but where do you start? Is it safe? What are the living conditions compared to the USA? Acting on the internal urge to return to the motherland, two of my friends travel to Ghana on a regular basis and discovered Ocean Green Beach Villa Estates located in Prampram, Ghana. Luxury pool villa in Prampram Ghana In Washington, D.C., in September 2018, Ghana’s President and chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Nana Akufo-Addo declared in 2019 the Year of Return of Diasporas' to Ghana.  At that event, President Akufo-Addo said, “We know of the extraordinary achievements and contributions Africans in the diaspora made to the lives of the Americans, and it is important that this symbolic year, 400 years later, we commemorate their existence and their sacrifice

Heqet the Egyptian goddess of childbirth

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Heqet usually depicted with a frogs head holding an ankh is the Egyptian goddess of childbirth. Heqet, pronounced Hey-ket is an Egyptian goddess associated with labor and childbirth in Ancient Egypt. She is depicted as a frog, or a woman with the head of a frog. Heqet servants were priestesses who were trained as midwives; a priestess is a woman who to performs the sacred rites of a religion, in this case childbirth delivery, and care after the birth of the mother and child. Heqet, knelling, is the Egyptian goddess of childbirth Frogs signify transformation, change, cleansing through water, fertility, and prosperity. The ancient Egyptians saw thousands of frogs appear all along the Nile at certain times of the year. This appearance of frogs came to symbolize fruitfulness and coming life.  Ancient Egypt’s climate was cooler and wetter. The appearance of frogs along the fertile banks of the Nile River, seasonally flooded agricultural land and canals and ditches were probably toads, the D

Kru San Pedro African Seafood Recipe at Home

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Sautéed fish is a traditional fish recipe among the Kru San-Pédro communities on coastal Côte d’Ivoire and is the perfect new recipe to try with friends. Kru people are an indigenous people of Africa. The Kru belong to small independent tribal communities in Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire and Sierra Leone whose occupations were predominantly experts in navigating and sailing the Atlantic Ocean. Kru San-Pédro Sautéed Fish Fishing in Côte d’Ivoire is big business; from trawling fishing grounds to family fisheries casting nets to lone fishermen using dugout canoes. Côte d’Ivoire is located in Western Africa bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, sharing it’s boarders with Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, and Mali. The small 515 kilometer or 320 mile Côte d’Ivoire coast line is the 23 rd longest in Africa. In this 28 th largest African country lives the highest concentration of Ivoirian people who reside in and around the port town cities on the Atlantic coast. San-Pédro is a port town in so

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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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