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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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How to Cut a Mango | African Gourmet Basics

How to Cut a Mango | African Gourmet Basics

A fresh mango has one large, long, flat seed in the center of the fruit. Once you learn how to work around the seed, cutting a fresh mango is simple. Good rule to follow when choosing the perfect mango to cut is do not focus on the color of the mango since it is not the best indicator of ripeness. Squeeze the mango gently. A ripe mango will give slightly.

How to cut fresh mangos


1. Always judge when a mango is ripe by feel.
2. Wash the mango before cutting with warm water
3. After cutting thin slice from 1 end of mango, rest mango on trimmed bottom and cut off skin in thin strips, top to bottom.
4. Cut down along each side of flat pit to remove flesh.
5. Trim any remaining flesh off sides of pit. Once fruit is peeled and sliced, it can be chopped as desired.


Spicy Curry Mango Coconut Relish

Ingredients

2 cups fresh coconut flakes
1 cup diced ripe mango
1 tablespoon red pepper flake (optional)
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon ground curry
1 teaspoon brown sugar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon lime juice
1 cup plain yogurt

Directions

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator at least 2 hours before serving. Use Spicy Curry Mango Coconut Relish in place of relish, mustard, ketchup and salsa.

 
Spicy Curry Mango Coconut Relish
Spicy Curry Mango Coconut Relish

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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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