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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.

Petit Pois Senegal Green Peas Chicken Stew Recipe

Petit Pois Senegal Green Peas Recipe

Petit Pois is a favorite recipe of the West African country of Senegal. Petit Pois is an easy African recipe of green peas cooked with chicken in a rich onion sauce.



Cooking lunch in Senegal

Petit Pois Senegal Green Peas Recipe

2 chicken breasts cut into pieces
3 cups frozen peas
3 white onions, diced
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3 cloves fresh garlic
1 teaspoon vinegar
3 cups chicken broth

Directions
Over medium heat in a large lidded pot add oil then saute onions and spices 3 minutes. Brown meat in the pot with onions. Add water, cover pot cook 15 minutes. Add peas, stir well, simmer 5 minutes longer. Serve over rice.

Green peas fresh from the garden
Green peas fresh from the garden

Did you know?
Approximately 70% of the population of Senegal is rural. Senegal’s economy is driven by mining, construction, tourism, fisheries and agriculture, which are the primary sources of employment in rural areas. Senegal’s main agricultural products are green vegetables, peanuts, millet, corn, sorghum, rice, cotton, tomatoes, cattle, poultry, pigs and fish.

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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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