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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.

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Yam Porridge Recipe

Igbo New Yam Festival or iri ji ohuru is the celebration of yams with dancing, music and every imaginable dish made with yams.
 
Yam Porridge recipe is a delicious yam porridge recipe, this West African recipe is easy to make, just use canned yams.

Yam Porridge Recipe

Perfect yam cereal porridge

Perfect yam cereal porridge for a delicious way to start the day, from Tour of Africa. Yam tubers have an extraordinary cultural value to the Igbo culture. 

Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 15 min Total time: 25 min

Yam Porridge Recipe

Ingredients
1 cup cooked white rice
1/2 cup can yams 
2 cups whole milk
Salt and sugar to taste

Directions
Add all ingredients to a large pot, simmer until thick 15 minutes. Serve warm as a cereal. 

Igbo Yam Festival photo by Jeff HaskinsDid you know?
Yam belt of Africa includes Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Central Africa, Cameroon and Togo. Nigeria alone produces 71% the yams in Africa. Yams are major sources of income to Africa who produces 96% of the world’s yams.

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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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