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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.

African Portuguese Cabbage Stew Recipe

How to make African Portuguese food

Portuguese food heavily influences African food; one popular recipe is Portuguese Cabbage Stew. African Portuguese food recipe cabbage stew is healthy and food budget friendly.

Portuguese Cabbage Stew Recipe


African Portuguese Cabbage Stew Recipe


Portuguese is spoken in a number of African countries and is the official language in six African states: Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), São Tomé and Príncipe and Equatorial Guinea. Many Africans speak Portuguese as a second language.

Access to goods such as fabrics, spices, and gold and ivory fueled the Portuguese down the coast of West Africa to Sierra Leone in 1460.  Portugal dominated the slave trade for nearly 200 years, from 1415 into the 1600s. Portuguese food heavily influences African food; one popular recipe is Portuguese Cabbage Stew.

Portuguese Cabbage Stew


Ingredients:

½ head green cabbage, chopped

2 onions, finely chopped

4 cloves garlic, crushed

2 tablespoons olive oil

6 white potatoes, diced

2 cups vegetable stock

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

1 chopped hot pepper

2 bay leaves


Directions:

In a large pot fry the onions and garlic in the olive oil until softened and translucent, add potatoes. Add remaining ingredients except cabbage, simmer covered 15 minutes. Add cabbage simmer 6 minutes more. Serve with bread.

African Portuguese did you knows In Angola, 71 percent of the African population speak Portuguese as a first language. In Mozambique, 10 percent of the African population speak Portuguese as a first language. In Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), 100 percent of the African population speak Portuguese as a first language. Many Africans speak Portuguese as a second language. The Portuguese language is the third most spoken western language after English and Spanish. 


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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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