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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: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

Senegalese Sombi Sweet Milk Pudding

Sweet Milk Pudding

The local porridge or pudding for the foodie in Senegal is called sombi sweet milk pudding.

Senegalese Sombi Sweet Milk Pudding

Senegalese Sombi Sweet Milk Pudding

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What is Sombi Sweet Milk Pudding?

· Sombi is a popular sweet milk pudding food dish with the Senegalese communities of the Toucouleur, Wollof, and Jakhanke.

·Sombi Sweet Milk Rice Pudding is usually eaten at breakfast, but sometimes as dinner because it is light and very easy to digest.

·Sombi is one of the easiest dishes to prepare and can be made from rice, millet or finely crushed corn. 

· Another variant of the sombi is prepared from local red rice; this recipe of sombi is especially prepared for the occasion of the wedding ceremonies.

Sombi Sweet Milk Pudding

Senegalese Sombi Sweet Milk Rice Pudding
Senegalese Sombi Sweet Milk Rice Pudding

Ingredients -

2 cups cooked brown rice

2 cups buttermilk

½ cup white sugar

½ teaspoon salt

Directions -

Add all ingredients into a medium pot on high heat boil 3 minutes stirring well. Pour sombi into the container and let cool or serve warm.


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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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