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

The Tomato is a Popular Food in Rwanda Africa

The Tomato is a Popular Food in Rwanda Africa

Tomato sauce is the basis for so many Rwandan African food dishes such as pasta, goat, chicken and vegetables. Tomatoes are commonly grown in Rwanda.

In Rwanda, where nearly 70 percent of women are engaged in agriculture, tomato farming is big business. Women farmers grow tomatoes, beetroots, carrots, cabbages and bell peppers which are sold locally. 

Tomato sauce is the basis for so many Rwandan African food dishes such as pasta, goat, chicken and vegetables. Here is a delicious basic tomato sauce recipe. Learn how to make this tomato sauce recipe the quick and easy way. 

Growing tomatoes in Nyaruguru district in southern Rwanda
Growing tomatoes in Nyaruguru district in southern Rwanda

Delicious ripe tomato sauce can be enjoyed with any kind of dish and if you are a home gardener, ripe tomato sauce is a great way to use your tomatoes and enjoy all year long.

The tomato sauce can be dressed up with vegetables, and chicken. Tomatoes are the most commonly grown vegetable in Rwanda where all tomato harvesting is done by hand. Also in Africa, Egypt and Nigeria are the two top producing African countries for tomato farming and tomato sauce recipes are everywhere.

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The Tomato is a Popular Food in Rwanda Africa

Basic tomato sauce recipe from Central Rwanda

Ingredients 
7 large ripe tomatoes chopped 
1/4 cup white vinegar 
1 tablespoon white sugar 
2 teaspoons grated ginger 
3 cloves garlic minced 
1 teaspoon allspice 

Directions 
Add all ingredients together and simmer 30 minutes, stirring constantly. Slowly pour sauce into a 2-quart jar. Allow cooling on the counter.

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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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