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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. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

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Southern African Christmas Day Fried Mopani with Spicy Peanut Sauce Recipe

Fried Mopani with Peanut Sauce is a traditional South African holiday recipe. The mopani or caterpillars have no taste this is why they are most often served in a rich sauce. 

Fried Mopani with Peanut Sauce is a traditional South African holiday recipe.
Fried Mopani recipe

Fried Mopani with Peanut Sauce is a traditional South African holiday recipe.

Ingredients

3 cups mopani

1 tablespoon salt

1 hot pepper

1 teaspoon onion salt

1 teaspoon garlic salt

2 cups vegetable oil

 

Directions

In a large steam pot steam mopani with all ingredients for 10 minutes, pat dry and in a large fry pan fry mopani in hot oil until crisp. Serve with peanut sauce.

 

The mopani or caterpillars have no taste this is why they are most often served in a rich sauce.

The mopani or caterpillars have no taste this is why they are most often served in a rich sauce.
Spicy peanut sauce recipe

Spicy peanut sauce recipe

Ingredients

1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon white sugar

1 hot pepper, minced

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 cup water

 

Directions

In a medium bowl mix all ingredients except water. Gradually stir in water until texture is smooth and creamy.

 

Did you know?

On Christmas Day, it is traditional for South Africans to dig into a big dish of deep-fried caterpillars of the Emperor Moth better known as mopane or mopani.


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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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