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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. 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: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

Ghanaian Red Gourmet Vegan Recipe

Ghanaian Red Gourmet Vegan Recipe

Vegan fine dining is a growing trend around the world and Ghanaian red gourmet vegan recipe is a new classic.



Ghanaian red-red stew

Ghana red-red bean tomato stew is made with black-eyed peas, palm oil, and tomatoes. Red-red is a Ghanaian food dish that gets its name from the red color of the ingredients, red palm oil, tomatoes, and tomato paste used to make the stew.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes


Ghana Red-Red Vegetarian Stew
270 calories
8 grams fat

Ingredients
2 tablespoons palm oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 (15-ounce) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 plantains, halved lengthwise and cut into chunks


Directions

Heat oil in a large high-sided skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook about 10 minutes or until golden and tender, stirring frequently. 


Stir in garlic, ginger, and cayenne and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add tomatoes and peas and bring to a simmer. 

Cook 15 minutes or until peas are tender and flavors blended. Stir in salt. Melt butter in a separate skillet over medium-high heat. 

Reduce heat to medium, add plantains and cook about 5 minutes or until browned on both sides, gently flipping halfway through cooking. 

Serve alongside black-eyed peas in a shallow bowl.
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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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