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

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Crispy Fried Cassava Fritters

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Uganda Crispy Fried Cassava Fritters African Recipes by the  African Gourmet   When you are in the mood for crispy fried foods try Obuwunga Ugandan fried cassava fritters. Cassava is one of the most important foods in the African country of Uganda.    Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 15 min Total time: 30 min Uganda Crispy Fried Cassava Fritters Ingredients 1 1/4 cup cassava flour 1 large egg 1/4 cup ground unsalted peanuts 1 medium onion chopped 4 scallions chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup vegetable broth 1 hot pepper, chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt Oil for frying Directions In a large frying pan heat vegetable oil. Add all ingredients, mix well until a soft dough forms. Form small flat fritters, fry until golden brown about 3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towel to remove excess oil. Serve as a snack. Obuwunga Ugandan fried cassava fritters Crispy Fried Cassava Fritters Rated 4.5 /5 based on 12 cus

Fish Sorrel Recipe

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Sorrel Fish Fishing for a new fish recipe try sorrel fish recipe that has a lemony taste. The description of Sierra Leone sour sour or fish sorrel stew is accurate because the sorrel leaves have a very intense lemon flavor. Aug 04, 2017 How to make Fish Sorrel  By Chic African Culture African food recipe Sierra Leone fish sorrel is tangy and loaded with sorrel vegetables. Sour sour or fishy sorrel has a very intense lemon flavor.. Sorrel Fish Recipe Serves 4 Total time from start to finish 20 minutes African food Stew Nutrition facts: 110 calories , 1 gram fat Ingredients 1 bunch of sorrel leaves, washed and chopped 3 dry any type of fish 1 clove garlic, finely chopped Water to cover Salt and pepper to your liking Directions Remove the stalks from the sorrel. Wash the leaves and cook them with a little water, changing the water a few times to help reduce the sourness. Pound the cooked sorrel into a paste, and sq

Fried Beef Ox Liver and Onions Recipe

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Fried Beef Ox Liver and Onions recipe is a popular dinner meal made in South African home kitchens. Follow these step-by-step directions for our Fried Beef Ox Liver Recipe. Fried Beef Ox Liver recipe ingredients and directions. Ingredients 1 pound beef ox liver sliced thin 6 garlic cloves, crushed and minced 2 large yellow onion, chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons Braai spice 3 tablespoons flour 3 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper to taste   Directions Over medium-high heat in a large frying pan saute onions until golden brown with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then add the garlic. In a small bowl add flour and spices and roll liver pieces of liver one by one in flour. Saute liver evenly on each side, mix in fried onions before serving. Serve over rice   South African Braai Spice Recipe 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground cloves

First female elected president in Africa Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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Politician and economist, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first female elected president in Africa. Madame President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf After two years of rule by a transitional government, democratic elections in late 2005 brought President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to power.  She subsequently won reelection in 2011 and remains challenged to rebuild Liberia's economy, particularly following the 2014-15 Ebola epidemic, and to reconcile a nation still recovering from 14 years of fighting. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf stated “If asked to describe my homeland in a sentence, I might say something like this: Liberia is a wonderful, beautiful, mixed-up country struggling mightily to find itself.” Liberia Madame President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf 10 Fast Facts Born October 29, 1938 in Monrovia, Liberia Studied economics at Harvard University and other institutions. Johnson Sirleaf began her political career in the 1970s as her nation's first female minister of finance.

South African Strawberry Tart Hertzoggies Recipe

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South African classic tea time dessert, strawberry tart hertzoggies were named after J.B.M. Hertzog who served as South Africa's prime minister. Hertzoggies were his favorite teatime dessert and his supporters baked and served strawberry hertzoggies at every function J.B.M. Hertzog attended.   Hertzoggies are sweet and delicious tartlets filled with strawberry jam and decadent coconut topped with baked meringue. Food of Africa. Prep time: 45 min Cook time: 10 min Total time: 55 min Classic South African Strawberry Tart Hertzoggies Recipe. Ingredients For the Dough 2 cups self-rising flour ¼ cup castor sugar ½ cup unsalted butter 3 large egg yolks 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract   For the Filling 1/2 cup strawberry jam 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 1 teaspoon vanilla extract   For the Meringue 3 large egg whites 3/4 cup white sugar 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar   Directions For the dough, beat together but

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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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My father and mother are historians of African culture and history and their influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.

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