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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.

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African Recipe Botswana Bogobe Vegetable Porridge

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Easy Porridge African Recipe African Recipe Botswana Bogobe Vegetable Porridge African Recipes by African Gourmet African Recipe Botswana bogobe stiff vegetable porridge has many variations using any type of vegetable of your choosing. Sorghum meal is gluten-free and high in fiber, in our African recipe of Botswana bogobe vegetable porridge sorghum takes the place of rice.  Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 25 min Total time: 40 min African Recipe Botswana Bogobe Vegetable Porridge Ingredients 1/4 cup sorghum meal 1 cup raw carrots cut into even rounds 1 cup fresh broccoli florets 1/2 cup frozen lima beans 1 head green cabbage, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 1 ¼ cup vegetable broth Directions In a large pot add sorghum and 1 cup vegetable broth over medium heat and to stir the mixture into a soft paste, about 20 minutes. In a separate pot add vegetables and ¼ cup broth, cover 5-7 minutes over medium heat. Serve vegetable mixture over sorghum as sorghum is healthier than white

Historical Flags of Rhodesia and Zimbabwe In Africa

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Historical Flags of Zimbabwe In Africa Zimbabwe Flags Flag of Rhodesia and Zimbabwe with historical information including details about color and symbol meanings. Historical Flags of Rhodesia and Zimbabwe In Africa Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture 12-1-2017 Flags of Rhodesia and Zimbabwe Africa from 1890 to the present date. When British South Africa Company were administrators of the then Southern Rhodesia, currently Zimbabwe, they used the same flag which was used in Northern Rhodesia currently the African country of Zambia.    In 1923, Southern Rhodesia had its own flag after the end of the  British South Africa Company  commission in the region.  From 1970 to the time before independence, Zimbabwe was known as Rhodesia of The Republic of Rhodesia.  The country now known as Zimbabwe was formerly known as Southern Rhodesia from 1895 to 1980. Rhodesia was used locally between 1964 until June 1979 after Nort

Sweet Green Plantain Cereal Recipe

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Sweet Green Plantain Cereal Recipe Easy green plantain recipe for your sweet-tooth. Plantain leaves are widely used as plates and for lining cooking pits and for wrapping food for cooking or storage.   Green plantains are simply the younger immature stage of the plantain fruit. Nearly all edible plantain plant varieties are derived from two wild species, M. acuminate and M. balbisiana. Plantains are one staple food of Africa sometimes eaten with fish or meat. Plantains tend to be firmer and lower in sugar content than dessert bananas. Sweet Green Plantain Cereal Recipe.   Plantains are a staple food in the tropical regions of the world, treated in much the same way as potatoes and with a similar neutral flavor and texture when the unripe fruit is cooked by steaming, boiling or frying. TV chefs around the world have helped promote the humble plantain into celebrity status. Serves 4. Total time from start to finish 30 minutes. Sweet Green Plantain Cereal Recipe.  Ingre

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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