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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.

Summertime Grilled Lamb Sosaties Kebabs

Summertime Grilled Lamb Sosaties Kebabs

Summertime Grilled Lamb Sosaties Kebobs

Summertime Grilled Lamb Sosaties Kebabs

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Sosaties are a South African braai or BBQ dish of curried kebobs. The flavorful blend of herbs and spices make sosaties one of the great braai foods of South Africa.

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Summertime Grilled Lamb Sosaties Kebobs


Ingredients

4 large metal skewers

2 pounds lamb cubes

2 red bell peppers cut into large cubes

2 large onions cut into large cubes


Marinade

1/2 cup olive oil

3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons Indian curry powder

1 sprig rosemary leaves chopped

1 teaspoon minced garlic

2 tablespoons chutney (any flavor)

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Pinch of salt


Directions

Mix all marinade ingredients well and marinate the lamb for at least 3 hours. Thread lamb, peppers, and onion alternately on skewers basting with the marinade. Cook over coals for a few minutes on each side until lamb is cooked.

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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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