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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.

How to Choose Fresh Fish Like a Pro

Here are some tips for choosing fresh fish the next time you go shopping.

How to Choose Fresh Fish Like a Pro

How to Choose Fresh Fish Like a Pro, knowing how to choose fresh fish is a vital skill for the home cook.



The top ten African fish exporters to Europe are Morocco 29%, Namibia 15.8%, South Africa 12.3%, Mauritius 7% and Senegal 6.3%.

How to Choose Fresh Fish Fish should...
Smell It It should not have a bad smell
Scratch the Scales The scales should not be easy to remove from the skin.
Observe the Stomach It should not have a sunken, soft and mushy or burst stomach.
Press the Flesh The flesh should not be soft and should not leave the mark of your finger where you pressed.
Open the Gills The gills should be red and clean with almost no slime.
Check the Eyes The eyes should be firm, clear and sticking out.
Check the Skin The skin should always be glossy and moist.
Check How the Seller Keeps the Fish Fish should always be kept chilled with clean ice in a clean container.


 A very common dish in Sierra Leone is fufu served with sour sour, also known as sorrel, a wild leafy vegetable with a tart flavor.

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African food recipe
Traditional African Recipe of Stewed Sardines in Groundnut Sauce.

Stewed Sardines in Groundnut Sauce recipe

Serves 4
African food

Stew
Nutrition facts: 110 calories, 1 gram fat

Ingredients
1 cup groundnuts
2 pounds fresh sardines
2 medium carrots, diced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 chili pepper, finely chopped
2 large tomatoes, diced
1 large onion, diced
2 tablespoons palm oil
2 cups of water
Salt and pepper to your liking

Directions
To make the groundnut paste: Roast then peel one cup of groundnuts. Crush or grind the groundnuts into a powder, add some hot water and mix to make a paste.
To make the stew: Clean, Fry the onions and garlic in oil until brown and tender in large pan over high heat. Add the tomatoes and carrots, stir then add groundnut paste, season with salt, pepper and chili, stir then add fish, cover and simmer 20 minutes. Serve with rice.



African Recipe of Stewed Sardines in Groundnut Sauce

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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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