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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.

Botswana Imbuya Spinach Vegetable Stew

Botswana Imbuya Spinach Vegetable Stew Recipe
African Vegetable Recipe



Botswana Imbuya Spinach Vegetable Stew

Real Botswana Imbuya Spinach Vegetable Stew Recipe




Vegetable Stew cooked the Botswana African way with Imbuya Spinach, peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic and rich spices.




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Botswana Imbuya Spinach Vegetable Stew

Cooking Botswanan Imbuya Spinach Vegetable Stew
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Fresh sautéed onions and peppers along with a rich blend of spices create a flavorful Botswanan Imbuya spinach vegetarian stew recipe. 

Prep time: Cook time: Total time:

Ingredients
3 handfuls wild African spinach
2 medium chopped onions
1 medium chopped red bell pepper
1 medium chopped green bell pepper
4 medium chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon allspice
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon tamarind paste
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon minced garlic
¼ cup olive oil
2 cups vegetable stock


Directions
Except spinach, sauté vegetables in olive oil with the rice and spices add stock, simmer for 15 minutes add spinach and simmer 5 additional minutes. 


Wild African spinach photo by Eugenia Loli
Imbuya in the Tswana language is African spinach. Imbuya is a tropical leaf vegetable grown in most tropical regions of Africa and is an important traditional vegetable crop in the cooking lives of millions of Africans.

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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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