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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. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

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All-Star African Fish Recipes

All-Star African Fish Recipes

There Are Endless Fish Recipes in Africa

Sierra Leone Fish Sour Soup African Food Recipe

There are endless fish recipes in Africa; our two favorite fish recipes, Fish Curry in a Hurry and Sierra Leone Fish Soup Recipe are ready in less than 20 minutes.

West African Fish Curry in a Hurry Recipe

Ingredients
1 pound firm white fish fillets, cut into medium pieces
2 cups of coconut milk
2 handfuls spinach
1 chopped tomato
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 ½ tablespoon good quality ground curry
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions
In a large pot melt butter and sauté onions and garlic, add spices, tomatoes, and coconut milk stirring well. Add fish. Over medium heat and simmer 15 minutes. Add spinach simmer 3 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick and serve as a soup with bread or over rice.

Sierra Leone Fish Soup Recipe

Ingredients
2 handfuls fresh sorrel leaves, chopped
7 ounces any fish
2 tablespoons butter
Hot peppers to taste
2 stalks celery, chopped 1 teaspoon salt
3 cups of water

Directions
In a large pot with water boil the sorrel for 3 minutes, drain water. Add water, fish and butter, seasoning to the pot of sorrel and simmer 10 minutes. Serve over rice or as a soup. The herb sorrel or sour grows wild in Sierra Leone. The leaves of the sorrel plant are the part used in recipes throughout Sierra Leone. because of its pungent flavor, sorrel is often combined with fish. Blanch the sorrel leaves before cooking if they taste too sharp. 


Fish catch in Ethiopia

In coastal communities across Africa, fishing the ocean is a way of life and vital to providing incomes and nutrition. African waters are rich in fish of all varieties.

Launched in 2010, the West Africa Regional Fisheries Program made up of 10 African countries, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Senegal, and Sierra Leone goal is to increase the economic contribution of marine resources through strengthened fisheries governance, reduce illegal fishing, and increase value added to fish products.

In Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Senegal, and Sierra Leone, where phase 1 is reaching completion, Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing has significantly decreased. For countries such as Liberia and Sierra Leone, reduction in Unreported and Unregulated fishing has had direct positive results on livelihoods in coastal communities.


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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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