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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: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

What is Chutney and How to Make

What is Chutney and How to Make

Pantry Essentials Chutney and how to make.

This mango chutney recipe is easy to make and absolutely enchanting and a great accompaniment to meat, rice and bean dishes.

Mango chutney is a sort of a combination pickle and preserve. It is usually made rather sweetly and very hot, and is eaten with curry and rice. Mango chutney goes well with all kinds of meats. 

In South Africa, it is usually made of any tart fruit and savory vegetable; this makes excellent tasting chutney. Use mango chutney in place of relish, mustard, ketchup and salsa. 

Many regions in Africa are famous for their chutney especially South Africa who has the largest Indian population outside of India.



Chutney is a sort of a combination pickle and preserve.

How to Make Mango Chutney

Ingredients

2 cups white vinegar
2 cups dried chopped mango
2 bunches fresh cilantro chopped
2 cups golden raisins
2 teaspoons grated ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon allspice
2 tablespoons dried onion
Red pepper flakes to taste

Directions

Add all ingredients together and simmer 30 minutes, stirring constantly. Slowly pour chutney 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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