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Chic African Culture Africa Factbook

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. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

Spicy Devil Harissa Spice Paste

Hot chili peppers, also known as chilies, are a popular spice used in many cuisines around the world. They are known for their distinctive fiery taste and pungent aroma, but they also offer a variety of health benefits.  Boosts metabolism: Capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their spicy taste, can increase metabolism and help burn fat.  Reduces inflammation: Capsaicin also has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce inflammation and pain in the body.  Supports heart health: Chili peppers contain antioxidants and other nutrients that can help improve heart health by reducing cholesterol levels and preventing blood clots.  Helps regulate blood sugar: The compounds in chili peppers may help regulate blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity.  Boosts immunity: Chili peppers are rich in vitamin C, which is essential for a healthy immune system. Promotes digestion: Capsaicin can also help stimulate the digestive system and relieve digestive issues like bloating, co

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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