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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.

Slow Cooker Lamb Vegetable Stew

Slow Cooker Lamb Vegetable Stew

What is lamb? Lamb is meat from young sheep less than 12 months old, lamb tastes like lamb which is tender and mild in flavor. If your family is trying lamb for the first time, slow cooker lamb stew is the perfect meal.



Slow Cooker Lamb and Vegetable Stew

Slow Cooker Lamb and Vegetable Stew


Slow Cooker Lamb Vegetable Stew


Ingredients

2 pounds lamb stew meat, or cubed lean boneless lamb
2 medium tomatoes, peeled and seeded, chopped
1 diced carrot
2 medium potatoes
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup bell peppers, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 teaspoons salt
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves
1 bay leaf
2 cups chicken stock
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour


Directions

Place lamb and vegetables in a slow cooker. Mix salt, garlic, thyme, and bay leaf into stock; pour over lamb and vegetables. Cover and cook on low 8 to 9 hours, until lamb and vegetables, are tender. Turn to high setting. Blend flour and butter, and then shape into small balls. Drop into stew and cook, stirring frequently, until thickened.



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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.

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