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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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North African Pumpkin Cranberry Veggie Stew

North African Pumpkin Cranberry Veggie Stew Recipe
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North African Pumpkin Cranberry Veggie Stew Recipe


North African Pumpkin Cranberry Veggie Stew

Classic North African Pumpkin Cranberry Vegetarian Stew is the ideal meal for a weekend sit down mealtime with the family. Pumpkins, onions, cranberries, fresh ginger and African spices come together in perfect taste harmony. North African Pumpkin Cranberry Vegetarian Stew is a comforting dish filled with healthy veggies.

North African Pumpkin Cranberry Veggie Stew

Ingredients
½ cup dried cranberries
3 cups pumpkin deseeded and cut into medium chunks
3 tablespoons toasted flaked almonds
2 red onions, thinly sliced
1 medium piece young fresh root ginger, grated
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon hot pepper paste
1 tablespoon honey
1 small can tomato paste
1 - 15 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 cup couscous
1 vegetable bouillon cube
¼ cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup vegetable stock

Directions
Heat two tablespoons oil in a large fry pan over medium heat and fry onions until golden brown. Add ginger, pumpkin and spices, stir, and then add honey, paste and cranberries. Bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover, then simmer for 20 mins until the pumpkin is tender. After 10 mins, stir in the chickpeas. If the mixture is a little thick, you can loosen it with some vegetable stock. In a large bowl, add the couscous and cook according to box directions. Stir in lemon juice, almonds and remaining oil and fluff with a fork and serve with the stew.

North African Pumpkins
Did you know?
In North Africa pumpkins are eaten as meat in stews. Africa's top producers of pumpkins include Uganda, Egypt and Kenya.

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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