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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.

Ybeg Tibs Wat Spicy Ethiopian Lamb Stew

Ybeg Tibs Wat Spicy Ethiopian Lamb Stew

Yebeg Tibs Wat Spicy Ethiopian Lamb Stew is a one-pot African food recipe of marinated lamb meat simmered in spicy sauce and sautéed with onions, green peppers, and Berbere spice.


Easy to make date night meal Yebeg Tibs Wat Spicy Ethiopian Lamb Stew.



Ybeg Tibs Wat Spicy Ethiopian Lamb Stew
Ybeg Tibs Wat Spicy Ethiopian Lamb Stew

Ybeg Tibs Wat Spicy Ethiopian Lamb Stew


Ingredients
1 pound lamb meat cut into small chunks
2 medium onions, diced
2 large Irish potatoes, peeled and diced
2 large carrots diced
2 green peppers, chopped
3 cups water
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Ethiopian Berbere Spice Mix (recipe below)


Directions
Add lamb, onions and oil to a large skillet over medium heat, cover and cook 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer 40 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and serve warm with Ethiopian flatbread Injera.


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Ethiopian Berbere Spice Mix Recipe
Ethiopian Berbere Spice Mix Recipe
Ethiopian Berbere Spice Mix Recipe 
Ingredients
4 dried red chilies
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 tablespoon ground ginger
3 whole cloves
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
3 allspice berries
1 tablespoon cardamom seeds
1 tablespoon dried fenugreek leaves
¼ cinnamon stick


Directions
Add all ingredients to the coffee grinder and pulse until mixed well.


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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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