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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. 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.

Tilapia with Orange Sauce Easy Fish Recipe

Tilapia is native to Africa. The fish tilapia and has become the second most popular farmed fish globally and one of the most traded seafood commodities.

Tilapia is the common name for mainly freshwater fish with nearly a hundred different species.

Eating fish makes you healthy in several ways. The Tilapia fish is a high-protein, low-fat food that provides a range of health benefits.

Historically tilapia has been of major importance to the everyday fisherman and small fishing businesses in Africa, and they are of increasing importance in aquaculture and aquaponics. 

Tilapia fish is consumed as an affordable source of protein in poor rural communities as well as in affluent urban centers. In Sub-Saharan Africa, tilapia, in its various strains, is largely caught from traditional wild sources such as rivers, lakes, and dams.

In Africa, tilapia supports wage incomes of many African people and provides vital food security. Tilapia fish is still largely available from traditional freshwater capture resources such as rivers and lakes but today it is farmed. 

Tilapia aquaculture production of tilapia has grown tremendously, at an annual average rate of 20 percent over the last decade, and is presently the top fastest growing aquaculture sub-sector.

Broiled Tilapia with Orange Chutney

Tilapia with Orange Sauce Easy Fish Recipe

Ingredients

4 medium tilapia fillets
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 small can mandarin oranges, drained
1 green onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon minced fresh dill


Directions
Combine salt and pepper; sprinkle over fillets. Place on a broiler pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Broil for 11-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Add remaining ingredients to a blender and puree. Serve sauce over fish with a salad or brown rice.

Make this recipe to serve with your tilapia What is Chutney

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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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