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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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Fried Fish Attiéké Poisson Grille

Attiéké is a traditional Côte d'Ivoire African dish made from fermented ground cassava roots that Ivorians love to eat. The most popular recipe, attiéké poisson grille, fried fish prepared with sliced a tomato and onion salad is a Côte d'Ivoire national dish.

Attiéké is a traditional Côte d'Ivoire African dish made from fermented ground cassava roots


Homemade attiéké looks like couscous and prepared correctly takes two days to make from scratch. Making it involves peeling and grating cassava to make a paste that is mixed with a small portion of already fermented paste. The mixture is left to sit for a day or two and ferment. The paste is then dried in the sun and steamed serving.

Fried Fish Attiéké Poisson Grille

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Côte d'Ivoire in Africa attiéké (pronounced atchekay) recipe has traveled far beyond the country’s borders to become a well-loved food in the African diaspora and beyond.


Ingredients

1 large white fish 

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 medium onions, sliced thin

Côte d'Ivoire African Fried Fish Attiéké Poisson Grille 

1/8 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup water


Directions

In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, sauté about 10 minutes until soft. Add spices and water, stir and bring to a boil. Add fish, reduce heat and simmer uncovered 10 minutes.


Ivorian fish dinner


Instant Attiéké Recipe

Ingredients

1 pound of dry or frozen Attiéké

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 cup water

Salt to taste


Directions

Moisten attiéké with water and steam 20 minutes. When tender, transfer attiéké to a bowl; add salt and vegetable oil and mix with a fork, so that the grains do not stick.


Attiéké Side Salad

Ingredients

2 large fresh tomato chopped

1 medium white onions diced

1 large cucumber peeled and chopped

1 tablespoon lemon juice


Directions

Mix chopped vegetables and sprinkle with lemon juice.


Put the Attiéké dish together:

Serve fish with onion sauce over attiéké and with a side salad.


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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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