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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.

Cameroon Smoked Bonga Fish Stew

Fresh bonga fish is used in cooking stews and fried fish recipes. Some boil the fresh bonga fish and use it as a side dish for local recipes. Other African home chefs buy bonga fish roasted, salted and dried, or smoked bonga fish. 

It is estimated that nearly 70 percent of the total fish supply in West Africa is marketed in the smoked or dried forms. 

Bonga fish is caught in the coastal and estuarine waters, and lagoons along West Africa from Senegal to Cameroon. During the dry season it is caught far inland when salt water penetrates the rivers.

 

Making Cameroon Smoked Bonga Fish Stew 


Cooking fish in Cameroon Africa.
Cooking fish in Cameroon Africa.

Cameroon in West Africa, bonga fish is a popular fish to use in recipes, bonga is usually smoked with lots of fresh vegetables. 


Prep time: 15 min 

Cook time: 20 min 

Total time: 35 min 


Ingredients 

4 smoked bongas or any smoked fish 

2 green plantains cut in quarters 

2 medium onions, chopped 

2 green peppers, chopped 

2 large tomatoes, diced 

¼ cup palm oil 

2 dried basil leaves 

2 cups vegetable broth 

Pepper to taste 



Directions 

In a large pot heat palm oil, add onions and peppers saute 3 minutes. Add all ingredients into a large pot and simmer 20 minutes. Serve over rice or as a stew. 


Did you know? Cameroon is well known for its land use diversity, which enables farmers to grow a very large number of crops. Pineapples farms in Cameroon are especially productive exports. 


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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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