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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.

Paying Your Diaspora Tax

For 26 years the 2% Eritrea diaspora tax has not been reviewed nor has the Eritrean gov. published financial records on how the diaspora tax is spent. 2% Eritrea diaspora tax is taxation without representation Calculating the 2% Eritrea diaspora tax  The diaspora tax or emigration tax on Eritreans living abroad is a sort of taxation without representation however, Eritrean consulates demand proof of diaspora tax payment to provide even the most basic consular services such as issuing visas to businesses and individuals, pursue an education, issuing Eritrean ID cards or any legal documents. Eritrea’s large diaspora has been a source of vital remittances, funding its war for independence and providing 30% of the country’s Gross domestic product. Because of drought and a war with Ethiopia, about 1 million Eritreans live abroad, that means one out of every five Eritreans lives abroad. Eritrea, pronunced eh·ruh·tree·uh is an African country located in Eastern Africa bordering the Red Sea,

Natural Burials in Africa

Natural burial practices in Africa are sustainable and eco-friendly options and have been practiced for thousands of years.   Natural burial is a type of burial that seeks to minimize the environmental impact of traditional burial practices.  It involves burying the body without embalming fluids, in a biodegradable casket or shroud, in a location that allows for natural decomposition of the body.  In Africa, natural burial practices have been a part of many African tribes and cultures for centuries. Traditional African burial customs often involve returning the body to the earth in a way that allows for natural decomposition.  This may involve burying the body in a shallow grave or wrapping the body in a shroud and placing it on a raised platform, allowing it to decompose and return to the earth.  In recent years, there has been a growing renewed interest in natural burial practices in Africa and around the world, as people seek more sustainable and eco-friendly options for burying the

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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