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Chic African Culture Africa Factbook

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. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

Heqet the Egyptian goddess of childbirth

Heqet (also spelled Heqat, Heqit, Heket, or Hekit) is an ancient Egyptian goddess associated with fertility, childbirth, and rebirth. She is typically depicted as a frog or a woman with the head of a frog. In Egyptian mythology, Heqet was believed to have played a role in the creation of the universe, and was also associated with the annual flooding of the Nile River, which was seen as a symbol of new life and fertility. She was often invoked by women during childbirth, as it was believed that she could assist in the safe delivery of babies. Heqet was also associated with resurrection and the afterlife, as the ancient Egyptians believed that she could help souls transition to the afterlife. She was often depicted holding an ankh, the symbol of life, in one hand, and a scepter or a lotus in the other. Heqet was a popular deity throughout ancient Egyptian history, and was worshipped in temples and shrines throughout the land. Her cult reached its height during the Middle Kingdom (c

Kru San Pedro African Seafood Recipe at Home

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 is an important economic activity in Côte d'Ivoire, a West African country bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the south.  The Côte d'Ivoire coastline stretches for over 500 kilometers and supports a variety of fish species, making it a prime location for commercial fishing.  Côte d'Ivoire fishing industry is divided into two main sectors: industrial and artisanal fishing. Industrial fishing is dominated by large companies that use advanced technology and equipment to catch fish in large quantities.  Artisanal fishing, on the other hand, is carried out by sm

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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