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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.

Grilled Green Bananas Recipe

Green bananas are best eaten cooked. 

Easy African recipe of grilled green bananas is a simple side dish usually accompanied by stew or porridge. 

You can also substitute green or yellow plantains in this classic African recipe. 

Côte d’Ivoire is the largest exporter in the Western African region of bananas followed by Cameroon, Ethiopia and Ghana.

Grilled Green Bananas Recipe


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Ingredients     


4 large green bananas
1 tablespoon palm oil     
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder   
 

Directions

Peel the bananas and cut in half lengthwise place on top of foil. Brush on palm oil and evenly add spices. Grill bananas wrapped in foil over very low coals for about 5 minutes on each side.


Did you know?

Côte d’Ivoire is the largest exporter in the Western African region of bananas followed by Cameroon, Ethiopia and Ghana. More than 70 million people in 15 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa depend on bananas for their livelihood and food supply.


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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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