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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.

Hausa Fried Black Eyed Beans Cake Recipe

Fried Black Eyed Beans Cakes are known by many different names in Western Africa.

Below is a photo of Fried Black Eyed Beans Cakes For Sale In Nigeria in 1998.
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Here is the recipe for our Hausa Fried Black Eyed Beans Cakes which makes about 10 small bean cakes.

Ingredients
1 can of black-eyed peas (liquid drained)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon red pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil for frying

Directions
Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add all ingredients into a large bowl and mash well with your lightly oiled hands or a potato masher or add to a food processor and blend until smooth. Form the bean mixture into quarter-sized ball, flatten and fry until are a golden-brown in color.

Akara fried blackeyed pea cakes

Hausa are the largest ethnic group in Sub-Saharan Africa found chiefly in northwestern Nigeria and adjacent southern Niger with 30% of Hausa people found in the north and northwest regions of Nigeria known as Hausaland. The Hausa culture is strongly linked to Islam with 99% of the population being Islamic which strongly influences food culture. Bean recipes play an important part in Islamic food culture, black eyed pea bean cakes and the sweet bean pie made of navy beans, sugar, butter, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg are classic recipes.

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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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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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