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10 Common Misconceptions And Stereotypes About Africa

When you travel out of Africa and meet individuals who have never been to the continent, most of the time they tend to have certain perceptions that depict the continent in ways that are...

Nshima : Zambia’s Staple Food

Original article published at TasteAtlas.Nshima is a staple food in Zambia – a very thick and smooth porridge made from ground maize. It is quite similar to the Kenyan ugali and the Zimbabwean sadza. Nshima is always consumed...

Thieboudienne: Senegalese Fish and Rice Meal

This article was originally posted on Taste AtlasThieboudienne is the national dish of Senegal, an aromatic combination of fish, vegetables, and rice in a hearty tomato sauce flavored with...
Tuwo Shinkafa

Tuwo Shinkafa: A Unique Nigerian Dish

This article was originally posted on Taste AtlasTuwo shinkafa is a unique Nigerian dish consisting of rice flour or soft, short-grained rice and water. The combination of those...

Sadza, A Side Dish From Zimbabwe

Original article published at TasteAtlas.Sadza is a traditional porridge originating from Zimbabwe. The name sadza means meal, and, in accordance, it can be served at any time of the day, whether for...

South Africa’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites

South Africa is home to eight United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites that highlight places of importance to cultural or natural heritage, while showcasing the extraordinary beauty of the country. Below is a...

Following in the Footsteps of Professor Wangari Maathai

“The generation that destroys the environment is not the generation that pays the price. That is the problem.” - Professor Wangari MaathaiConservation of the environment on the continent has been making positive strides in...

The Diversity of African Culture and Creativity

In recent years, the diversity of African culture and creativity has received more attention world over. Many young (and even old) emerging African go-getters are carving their names on the books of history through...

There’s Nothing Dark About This Kenyan Town

Lodwar is a special place. The capital of Turkana County, which is also known as the cradle of humankind, it is the warmest town in Kenya with a temperature average of 29 degrees Celsius...
Achu Soup

From The Ngemba People, Achu Soup

Original article published at TasteAtlas.Traditionally prepared and consumed by the Ngemba people from the Northwest Region of Cameroon, achu soup consists of boiled and pounded cocoyams, canwa (lime stone), water, spices,...
Cape Coast Castle

Ghana Hopes ‘Year of Return’ Will Boost Tourism

Ghana has designated 2019 as the Year of Return to commemorate 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown, Virginia in the United States. The government has been running a...
Klasies River

How Our African Ancestors Made Sound In The Stone Age

The Middle and Later Stone Age, which lasted from about 300 000 to 300 years ago in South Africa, was an important time for the African continent. During this period humans...

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