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Did you know?

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.

Ethiopian Collard Greens Ready in Under 30-Minutes

Gomen Ethiopian Collard Greens Ready in Under 30-Minutes

Collard Greens Ready in Under 30-Minutes? Seriously? Yes, seriously. Collard greens have a reputation for needing to be cooked to death but did you know that is just not true. Gomen Ethiopian Collard Greens recipe deliciously sautés collards greens in under 30 minutes.  



Ethiopian Collard Greens Ready in Under 30-Minutes

Gomen Ethiopian Collard Greens Ready in Under 30-Minutes




Ingredients

2 pounds collards, stemmed and chopped into long strips
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 sliced green bell pepper
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 hot peppers chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root
½ cup of water


Directions

In a large pot heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Stir in onions, garlic, bell pepper, vinegar, spices, and sauté until just beginning to soften. Add hot peppers, collards, and water, simmer covered over medium-high heat 20 minutes. Greens should be firm; if you want softer greens to simmer longer adding water when needed.


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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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