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

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Zambian Impwa Eggplant Mushroom Soup

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Zambian Impwa Eggplant Mushroom Soup Eggplants are known in Zambia as Impwa, garden eggs or simply eggplants.  Garden eggs are a smaller variety of the eggplant that is grown and loved by most people of Zambia. The garden egg gets its name from the small size of the eggplant. Zambian impwa eggplant mushroom soup is a healthy African recipe. Garden eggs are low in calories with about 35 calories in a one-cup serving and mushrooms are typically 16-90 calories per one-cup serving. Zambian Impwa Eggplant Mushroom Soup Ingredients 1 cup diced eggplant 2 cups any type of mushroom 1 medium tomato diced 1 medium chopped onion 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon salt 4 cups vegetable broth *Add 1 cup of cooked chicken if desired Directions Add all ingredients into a large pot and simmer 20 minutes or until eggplant is soft. Serve warm with crusty bread. Did you know? Zambia was known as Northern Rhodesia until independence from Britain in

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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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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