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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.

Potato Cake From Blah Into Fantastic

South African food
This is a traditional South African Apricot Potato Cake made from russet potatoes, mixed with fresh apricots and a mixture of spices.

Apricot South African Potato Cake


Apricot South African Potato Cake
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Apricot South African Potato Cake is a delicious rich cake that gets its moist texture from Irish potatoes, cream and butter. 

Prep time: Cook time: Total time:

Ingredients

4 large russet potatoes

1 cup fresh apricots, chopped

2 cups whole milk

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup cream

6 large eggs

1 cup sugar

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 cups plain bread crumbs


Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel and boil the potatoes then mash. Add cream, milk, salt and vanilla. Whip eggs with the sugar and blend slowly and uniformly into the potato mixture, add apricots. Butter an 8x8 baking dish, add 2 cups of breadcrumbs evenly and then add potato mixture. Cover with remaining bread crumbs and bake for 20 minutes.


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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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