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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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Yam Belt Vegan Sautéed Yams

In the yam belt of West Africa, Nigeria alone produces 71 percent of the yams and there are over 600 varieties of yams and 95 percent of these crops are grown in Africa. 

Yams are a staple tuber vegetable of West African countries with 177 calories in one cup of yams. 

A classic dish of vegan sautéed yams from the yam belt of Africa lightly boils yam chunks before cooking in olive oil, garlic, and spices. Sautéed yams are a delightful alternative to potatoes and so much trendier.

Yam Belt Vegan Sautéed Yams

Prep time: 10 min 

Cook time: 10 min 

Total time: 20 min 

Perfect Vegan Sautéed Yams are the best West African Food recipe 


Yam Belt Vegan Sautéed Yams.

Ingredients 

1 large yam 

2 garlic cloves, minced 

2 whole bay leaves 

1 small bunch parsley, chopped 

2 tablespoons olive oil 

Sea salt to taste 


Directions 

Cut yams into chunks. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, and then cook the yams for three mins. Drain then place yams onto a paper-lined tray to cool. 

When ready to serve, heat olive oil, garlic, and bay leaves in a large non-stick frying pan until you can feel a strong heat rising. 

Add the yams in a single layer. Turn the heat to medium-high, so that the yams sizzle, but do not stir until they start to brown underneath. 

Turn yams evenly two or three times until nicely browned all over. Sprinkle with sea salt, chopped parsley and serve your new favorite vegan side dish to friends and family.


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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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