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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.

Senegal Seafood Okra Soup

African seafood and okra soup from the African country of Senegal is a traditional African food recipe. Families live on seafood in Senegal Africa.

Senegal Seafood Okra Soup.
 

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Senegalese fish from pirogues or canoes made from hollowed tree trunks or from the shore with nets and poles. Soupou Kandia literally means okra sauce in the Woolf language of Senegal so lets stew some Soupou Kandia African Seafood Okra Soup for dinner.

Prep time: 10 min 
Cook time: 45 min 
Total time: 55 min

Senegal Seafood Okra Soup Recipe

Ingredients
2 large filet of any flaky white fish
1 pound peeled shrimp
1 cup crab meat
3 pieces of any smoked fish
8 finely chopped green onions
2 large chopped red tomatoes
1 large chopped yellow tomato
3 cups chopped okra
2 cups tomato juice
1 hot pepper, chopped
2 whole cloves
Salt and black pepper to taste
8 cups of water

Directions
Add all ingredients except shrimp to a large pot mixing ingredients well. Simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add shrimp and cook another 15 minutes. Serve with cassava boiled in butter. 


Simple Boiled Cassava Recipe to eat with Senegal Seafood Okra Soup.


Simple Boiled Cassava.

Ingredients
2 pounds cassava, peeled and sliced
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter

Directions
Place cassava and salt into a large pot and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, cover, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Strain water and serve with Seafood Okra Soup.


Easy rice recipes to make if you can not find fresh cassava.

  1. Mozambique Coconut Beans Recipe
  2. Black-Eyed Pea Casserole with Rice and Herbs
  3. Rice and Beans Ghana Style
  4. Fried Banana Rice Dumplings
  5. Fried Rice Cakes Recipe

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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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