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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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Classic Bondwe Wild Spinach Vegetable Stew

Amaranth is native to Central America and Mexico however, cultivation has become popular in many areas of Africa, in particular Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia due to the plant's drought resistance.


Amaranth is an important plant to the nutrition of Southern Africa. Cooked Amaranth leaves are eaten as vegetables, soups, stews, beverages and relishes.  Leaves and young plant stems are cooked like spinach and have a mild flavor and the seeds of the Amaranth plant are ground into flour. Classic Bondwe wild spinach vegetable stew is a mixture of cornmeal, amaranth or spinach, cabbage and onions cooked in one pot.


Classic Bondwe Wild Spinach Vegetable Stew
Classic Bondwe Wild Spinach Vegetable Stew

Classic Bondwe Wild Spinach Vegetable Stew


Ingredients

4 cups washed amaranth leaves (substitute spinach)

2 cups shredded cabbage

1 medium chopped onion

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon salt

4 cups vegetable broth

½ cup maize meal (cornmeal)

½ cup white rice


Directions

Add all ingredients into a large pot and simmer 20 minutes. Serve warm with crusty bread. Did you know

Amaranthus hybridus common names are Bondwe, Thepe, Vowa, Umfino, slim amaranth, Imbuya, hanekom, Imbuya, Isheke and Amaranth. Amaranth is an ancient food crop, with cultivation dating back as far as 6700 BC. 


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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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