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Apartheid in South Africa - Blacks shared the pain of Apartheid in one of the darkest periods in history. Blacks were horribly oppressed by tyrants who obliterated their happy, healthy lives for nothing more then their own interests. Many Laws were passed that restricted blacks from the freedoms that all people should rightfully obtain from birth. White South Africans took the black population by the throat, making it hard for blacks to live as happy people. Black South Africans were held in a form of imprisonment and could do little to fight back, causing Apartheid to be one of the darkest periods in black history....   [tags: South African Apartheid Essays] 1305 words
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Zimbabwe and South Africa - In the recent years, China has had a growing presence in the African continent, engaging in trades, delivering aid and initiating projects. China’s involvement in Africa is something that has triggered very animated debates among students and scholars. Many hypotheses as to China’s intentions have been presented. Is China really the solution to Africa’s underdevelopment or simply for its own political and economical interests. This essay will present a more pessimistic view on this whole situation arguing the very dangers and consequences of China’s relationship with Africa....   [tags: Comparative Analysis] 2497 words
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Biomass Energy In Africa - The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer talks about the deforestation in Africa, and the different type of experiments William conducted in search of possible alternative energy. Deforestation is a growing problem in Africa due to the household communities’ dependency to use wood for fuel to prepare their daily meals, or use wood to create charcoal and sell in order to buy food for their families and survive. For most households in Africa, the use of wood to make charcoal is their way of life....   [tags: Alternative Energy]
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Poverty in Kenya, Africa - Poverty is one of the biggest problems that the world faces in present time. The poverty that takes place in more underdeveloped countries such as Kenya, Africa, is majorly affecting the citizens because of the diseases that are being spread throughout the entire state, the lack of medical supplies that is needed for each doctor, and unsanitary water and a very insufficient amount of food. The health and well being of the citizens of Kenya, Africa is horrific, many of the diseases that are spread are very severe which can sooner or later lead to death....   [tags: hiv, aids, malaria, water borne disease]
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Medical Issues of Africa - As many shortages continue to increase in Africa, one of the main shortages is assistance in the medical field. Many factions of medical assistance that should be in Africa are not being sent, the different factions of medical assistance includes dental, general medicine, optometrical, and missionary (volunteer) work. Medical problems included are the pandemics of AIDS, Malaria, Polio, and Bilharzia. Many inland waters in Africa, especially the central region are infected with Bilharzia, which is caused by parasites that live and breed in specific freshwater snails....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Investment in South Africa - Caltex plant was established in South Africa in 1977 after the owners decided to expand its operations in South Africa. The construction of the plant brought controversy over the interested parties, there were two dimensions of the utilitarian benefits of the Caltex plant, and there were violations of the justice and of moral rights whereas on the other side there were possible benefits to the South Africans. The plant setup was helpful in that it provided job opportunities to majority of South African blacks, for their families and dependants....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Apartheid in South Africa - "Racism is mans gravest threat to man...the maximum of hatred for a minimum reason." -- Abraham Heschel The Apartheid. An experience that left thousands of Black South Africans without rights, property, and even lives. Although original in its name, the ideas were not original in itself. The ordeal dates back to 1652 when the early Dutch settlers moved into Black territory on a mission to "change the order of civilization" (Rotberg 18). "Boers" (Rotberg; 18) as the Dutch called themselves, took up "an extreme fundamentalist Calvinist interpretation of religion" (Rotberg 19)....   [tags: South African Apartheid ]
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South Africa's AIDS Epidemic - Because of the numerous unethical human experiments performed following the development of the germ theory, distrust in the medical establishment has become shockingly high ("America's Shocking Secret: Pictures that Show How U.S. Experimented on Its Own Disabled Citizens and Prison Inmates"). This distrust is the root cause of 300,000 South Africans dying in the early 2000s due to a phenomenon known as AIDS denial ("The Subterranean War on Science"). In the March 2002 publication entitled Castro Hlongwane, Caravans, Cats, Geese, Foot & Mouth and Statistics, the authors cite numerous sources to help explain why they are suspicious of the field of biomedicine, especially of the details rega...   [tags: HIV, Denial, Lack of Trust]
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Child Soldiers in Africa - Africa has been described as “the world’s most silent crisis.” They’ve been labeled this because African’s have struggled with child soldiers for many years. Child soldiers are used all throughout Africa. That includes Mozambique, Somalia, Congo and Uganda. The Central African Region (CAR) is the most known vicinity that employs child soldiers due to the viral video released in 2012, by an organization called “The Invisible Children”. The focus of this video was on the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army leader, Joseph Kony....   [tags: silent crisis, invisible children ] 1202 words
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Nanotechnology For Africa Development - Nanotechnology is the design and fabrication of materials that are devised to be controlled at the nano level. The essence of nanotechnology is therefore size and control on the nano-scale, which is incredibly small. The width of a human hair is 60,000–80,000 nanometers, and a human fingernail grows approximately 10 nanometers per minute. Nanotechnologists are working with materials that are between 1 and 100 nanometers in size. Nanotechnology is an emerging science that promises enormous growth for development in Africa in the field of water sanitation, medicine, solar energy, food technology, and agriculture....   [tags: Technology ]
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Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa - Malaria is blood disease caused by a parasite called Plasmodium. This disease occurs widely in poor, subtropical and tropical regions of the world. One subtropical region that has been greatly affected by this disease is Sub-Saharan Africa. According to Olowookere, Adeleke, Kuteyi, and Mbakwe (2013) malaria is one of the leading causes of death and illness in sub-Saharan Africa. It is important to be aware of the impacts this disease carries and how it has greatly affected millions of people. This paper will explain the impacts of Malaria and discuss, compare, and contrast the malaria research conducted by various researchers and reflect on the issue....   [tags: blood disease, plasmodium, mortality, impact]
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Silk Production in Africa - SILK PRODUCTION IN AFRICA Recently some African countries recognised a great opportunities and potential in sericulture industry. Sericulture industry is a silk industry or silk farming involving rearing of silk worm and a raw silk production. The Sub Saharan African countries have a suitable environmental and climate conditions all year round to grow the mulberry tree which is needed by the silk worms to live, feed and grow. This industry seems to be very promising agricultural enterprise and if wisely accelerated will bring many employment opportunities in the rural areas of the countries and will help to alleviate poverty....   [tags: sericulture industry]
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Developing Sub Saharan Africa - ... In order for Sub Saharan to stabilize their flourishing population, they must enforce the need to slow down birth rates. To achieve this goal, couples must have easy access to a wide range of contraceptive methods (Bridge). In addition to reducing fertility, the use of family planning also has a direct and positive impact on reducing maternal deaths as well as preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV. For the two past decades, Sub Saharan Africa has become synonymous for the spread of HIV and AIDS....   [tags: world´s poorest country, illiteracy rate, hiv]
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Foreign Aid in Africa - Over the last 50 years, the world has struggled to maintain an economic balance and stability, while flourishing countries try to maintain a steady income to support its people and relations with other countries. Therefore, when a continent like Africa fails to maintain a stable government and economy, super powers such as America decide to intervene with its relations. Africa has great potential to become another pillar of the world’s economic structure with its mass amounts of uncultivated land....   [tags: international aid, economics, development]
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Cape Town, South Africa - Introduction Cape Town, the legislative capital of South Africa, was well-known as a multi-cultural and multi-racial port city. With the complexity in races, there has been a long history of racial segregation starting from the 19th century. Provided with a colonial history started by the Dutch from 1652 and ended with the British in 1910, the urban form of this ex-colonial city deserves careful analysis. In the following essay, the urban form of Cape Town will be analyzed starting from different perspectives....   [tags: muti-cultural, multi-rcial city]
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Botswana in Southern Africa - The deserts and flat, barren land of Botswana is home to many unique cultures, people, animals, and history. Beneath the sun kissed earth of Botswana, one will find treasures, not only of significance to Botswana, but in the United States as well. Even with riches and beauty, there is always a beast that lurks in the shadows, trying to cover its tracks. AIDS and HIV cause the country of Botswana to have many problems, both physical [to the people] and economical. As of 2012, there were a total of 337,700 people, who were documented as living with either HIV or AIDS....   [tags: Culture, People, Animals, History, Desert]
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Djibouti's Influence in Africa - There are several countries which are located within the Combined Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa AOR. I will discuss the cultural influence of the Republic of Djibouti and its influence on bordering countries within its region. I will also discuss its global importance and its effect on U.S. interest within the AOR. Djibouti’s strategic location and status as a free trade zone within the Horn of Africa, plays a major role in this country’s importance throughout the globe. Hence, Djibouti maintains relationships with numerous countries and openly welcomes negotiations with other countries that can contribute to the country’s economic development....   [tags: Foreign Policy]
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Post Apartheid South Africa - 1. INTRODUCTION In post-apartheid South Africa, access to sufficient and effective basic services cannot be viewed as a privilege, but as a right that must be granted to all citizens especially the previously disadvantaged. The local government is the only sphere that is able to manage and implement this right. The provision of public services to the community is an indicator that is used to determine whether local government is being developmental. Public participation is essential to ensure that the community’s needs are taken into consideration and disparate areas are prioritized with the resources that are available....   [tags: right, citizens, development] 2916 words
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GMO Policies in Africa - Introduction Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are by far the most contentious topic in agriculture and food security efforts. These crops and food products, formed through manipulation of DNA in a laboratory setting, are programmed to resist disease, drought, herbicide, etcetera, by inserting a gene from one plant or animal species into the modified plant’s DNA sequence. The science is controversial because consumers are suspicious of technology that combines different species to create what critics call “frankenfood.” However, scientists and development specialists argue that GM technology has the potential to start a “Gene Revolution,” building off of agricultural success in the Green...   [tags: Genetically Modified Organisms, Agriculture]
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Continuing the Dream...in Africa - From the moment my feet touched the asphalt in Great Lakes Illinois I knew that my journey was just the begining. I was about to be apart of the worlds best military fighting force, where only less than 1% of americans have ever been. I was following a legacy set before me; passed down from my mother and father, along with both of their parents and so on. I joined the military the summer of 2009, 11 days after my highschool graduation. I knew I wanted to join since I was little and there really was no talking me out of it....   [tags: personal journey and reflections] 530 words
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Browsing Around Little Africa - A week ago, I had a chance to go around NE Portland and browse around the ethnic shops that spurred up from NE Sacramento Street along MLK blvd to all the way Killingsworth St. I knew there were shops from a various immigrants but I did not know African owned shops were also a sizeable number compared other businesses in the neighborhood. That was until I stumbled on Hashi Halal Market and the Horn of Africa restaurant in NE Portland. Both place are favorites of locals but they mostly rely as a customer base East African immigrants who immigrated to the U.S around the 1990s....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place] 915 words
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Africa and Political Leadership - Western perception often draws dissimilarities between Africa and the rest of the world, treating it as an exotic and eccentric region. Africanists commonly reinforce this mindset, for in their attempt to analyze and understand the continent they often define it through its idiosyncrasies and abnormalities, as opposed to examining its similarities to societies history is better acquainted with. While Africa is indeed a unique place in many aspects, the striking similarities it bears to the rest of the world are often overlooked or understated....   [tags: Politics, Leadership]
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South Africa Land Reform - ... In the Philippines, indigenous people are subjected to major financial hindrances and complications to obtaining their lands under the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act, as the expenses of carrying out land surveys have to be taken care of by the communities. Some communities are even fractionally repossessing their lands, to reduce the survey expenses to what they can have the funds for. And in the case of south Africa, Land reform has fallen far short of expectations and objectives in every respect: in the quantity of land reallocated, in the mitigation of poverty and unemployment, in the reformation of the agrarian budget to generate opportunities for previously underprivileged individua...   [tags: modification of land ownerwhip]
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Ghana in West Africa - Ghana is a country located in West Africa bordering the gulf of guinea between Cote d’lvoire and Togo. The capital city is Accra which is also the largest city having more than two million population. The second largest city is Kumesi; having about more than one million population. The country is “slightly smaller than Oregon” in the United States, the land area measure about 238, 391km2 (The world factbook, n.d.). It has an estimate of more than twenty-four million populations and has more than a hundred ethnic groups and lot of languages, but the official language is English....   [tags: country information, capital, population]
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Child Soldiers in Africa - Imagine waking up in cold sweats, hearing screams of plea in your dreams, dreading having to wake up every single day knowing that you will have to take away innocent lives that day. Well, for some kids in Africa, this is a sad, twisted reality. According to the United Nations Children Funds, known as UNICEF, defines a child soldier as “any child- boy or girl- under eighteen years of age, who is a part of any kind of regular or irregular armed force or armed group in any capacity.”(Kaplan, cfr.org) For Africa, this is a very problematic area since many children are often part of a rebel group or even part of the government army....   [tags: Rebel Groups, Government Armies]
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Modern Genocide in Africa - ... The noteworthy western response can be partly attributed to the little political distraction within the United States and Western Europe. On the contrary, the Soviet Union did not intervene in the Burundian Genocide, as the Soviet Union’s foreign affairs were occupied with fueling the civil war in Ethiopia and spreading Marxism in former Portuguese colonial states, particularly in Angola (Soviet Military and Other Activities in Sub-Saharan Africa). Despite showing a clear interest in affairs in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Soviet Union neglected to intervene in the 1972 Burundian genocide, whereas western nations took initiative in humanitarian efforts in the region....   [tags: Hutus versus Tutsis]
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Canarium Schweinfurthii in Africa - ... Studies have been done on the toxicity and repellency of essential oils of vetiver grass (Vetiver zizanioides Haiti), cassia leaf (Cinnamomum cassia, China), clove bud (Eugenia caryophyllata, Indonesia), cedar wood (Juniperus virginiana, Virginia), Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus citrodera, lemon grass (Cymbopogon citrates) and geranium (Geranium pelargonium) against the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki. All the oils were found to kill termites, vetiver oil being the most effective (Zhu et al., 2001; Verma et al., 2009)....   [tags: resin, oils, medicinal properties] 804 words
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Child Soldiers in Africa - “My mother was against my joining the soldiers in our town. But when she was killed by the rebels, I had to do something. Also we had no food, nothing to eat, but the soldiers always had more food. It was how I became part of the soldiers” (Francis 7). In the world, there are about 300,000 children recruited as child soldiers (Hill 1). One-third of this number of children fight and serve for the government military or rebel groups in Africa (Hill 1). “According to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, child soldiers are defined as all children engaged in hostilities under age 18....   [tags: war child, destruction, rebels]
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Nurturing Mothers of Africa - I was compelled to pull my eyelids apart to just shout out loud for pulling the curtains aside, I feel very irritated when someone sneaks in my room and pull curtains apart to let the sun shine high and bright on my face, and funnily that’s the only way to wake me up. Displeasedly I crawled towards my window to pull back the curtains and the sight of a mother feeding her baby caught my eyes. Freckled memories of an episode started pouring, as I rushed towards the loo to get myself geared up to start a new writing assignment....   [tags: curtains, baby, family, love, kids] 541 words
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Immunization in Sub-Saharan Africa - INTRODUCTION Immunization is one of the most powerful tools available to improve public and global health. In sub-Saharan Africa immunizations form the basis of primary health care activities, it is the most important and sometimes the only activity in primary health care that brings mothers and children into repeated contact with the health system (Shirley, 1999). Immunisation services have also been used in sub-Saharan Africa to establish a basis for other health care activities where these are lacking, for example distribution of Insecticide Treated Nets, provision of antenatal care and family planning services (Ehreth, 2003).By combining three innovative preventative approaches, it was h...   [tags: Health Care] 1083 words
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Crime in South Africa - The above statistics are alarming given the focus of resources to these stations. It seems, from the face of it, that the implementation of Presidential Stations is not working even though these stations were prioritised over others. The former MEC for Safety and Security from Limpopo also realised the failure in 2000 and was quoted saying that In our assessment for the past six months, we have found that the Thohoyandou police station failed to improve in terms of combating crime, instead it is getting worse....   [tags: Crime] 1370 words
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Child Soldiers in Africa - Child soldier is a worldwide issue, but it became most critical in the Africa. Child soldiers are any children under the age of 18 who are recruited by some rebel groups and used as fighters, cooks, messengers, human shields and suicide bombers, some of them even under the aged 10 when they are forced to serve. Physically vulnerable and easily intimidated, children typically make obedient soldiers. Most of them are abducted or recruited by force, and often compelled to follow orders under threat of death....   [tags: rebel, recruitment, combat]
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West Africa: Burkina Faso - Six countries surround the landlocked country of Burkina Faso, which was previously called Upper Volta. It is located in the heart of West Africa. It is a country which has had an unstable and sometimes violent history with coup after coup resulting in many changes of government, in the rights of the people, and its economic status. Burkina Faso (Upper Volta) was a French colony from 1897 until August 5, 1960. Its official language remains French, and its currency is the Franc. After 1960, the leadership of the country changed several times until 1981 when Thomas Sankara took control....   [tags: upper volta, violent history] 814 words
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Human Rights in Africa - ... They also used intemperate forces against detainees. There was also suspected case of executions that are not legally authorized by police such as seven men was shackled and shot in the head in cacuaco municipality. The second example of article violations also happened in Angola. On 3rd of October 2013, Laranjinha Francisco got arrested by few police officers who beat him during arrest before they take him to the 17th Police station. Witnesses told that police beat him at the station. At first, the family of Laranjinha Francisco was told that he was moved to the Police Command of Cazenga....   [tags: angola, nalawi,zambia] 1859 words
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Sexual Identity in Africa - A passionate subject, a cultural and universal practice, a part of the human nature and a divine attribute bestowed upon man by his creator. No culture is superior to another when it comes to sexuality, its acts is everywhere. It doesn’t change the face of any culture or change modernity from moving forward. Sexuality, sexual harassments, sexual dimorphism, sexual orientation, sexual intercourse, gays, lesbians, sexual preferences, sexual rights, sexual selection, sex appeal, being sexy, an endless list of each phrase, briefly coming with one source word; Sex....   [tags: Sexual Issues]
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Yoruba Tribe in Africa - Yoruba is one of many tribes located in Africa and is one of the largest ethno- linguistic groups. Majority of the native people of Yoruba are a part of Southwestern Nigeria and Benin. However, a great percentage of Yoruba is populated by modern day Nigeria. Moreover, the Yoruba culture was an oral tradition, and majority of the people were native speakers of the Yoruba language. The native name of the Yoruba language is ‘Ede Yoruba’. The language originated through the Yoruba people because they were believed to be descendants of Oduduwa....   [tags: Ethno-Linguistic Groups, Nigeria, Benin]
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Crime in South Africa - When President Thabo Mbeki came to power in 1999, he wanted to make his Presidency an execution administration. There was beginning to be a sense that there were too many strategies in place since 1994 and public perception was that nothing was happening. During the opening of Parliament in 1999, three years after the launch of the NCPS, President Thabo Mbeki was forced to address crime when it became clear that previous measures were not effective. To show the country of his implementation agenda he told the nation that government will work with its citizens to improve their safety and security through initiatives which would ensure that the NCPS was effectively implemented through governme...   [tags: Crime] 1412 words
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Women's University in Africa - WOMEN`S UNIVERSITY IN AFRICA Addressing gender disparity and fostering equity in University Education INTAKE 13 NAME: KASU IDI C. W130244 TITTLE OF ASSIGNMENT: Social Learning theory explains all learning and behaviour. Discuss. PROGRAMME: BSc (Hons) Psychology COURSE TITTLE: Human Learning and behaviour DUE DATE: 14 April 2014 LECTURER’S NAME: Mr. Zenda SESSION: Evening SEMESTER: 2:1 YEAR: 2 LECTURER’S COMMENTS: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Question: Social Learning Theory explains all learning and be...   [tags: gender disparity, fostering equity]
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The Religions of Africa - For many centuries the religions of Africa have been called a variety of names. The problem that has arisen with these names is that almost every one of them can and has been deemed as negative, illegitimately ambiguous, or inaccurate. Examples of such names are respectively, Paganism or Heathenism, Fetishism or Animism, and Tribal Religion or African Primal Religion. These examples along with the other negative, illegitimately ambiguous, and inaccurate names coined as attempts to provide a consolidated name for the religions of Africa, all fall under the classification of misnomers of African Religion....   [tags: World Cultures] 1268 words
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West Africa - West Africa By: West Africa is know for its rich trading empire, natural landmarks, for their beautifully designed cloth, and jewelry. To begin with, West Africa is known for its interesting land features, landforms, and its gradually changing climate. For example, Lake Chad is one of West Africa's well known features. Lake Chad is one of Africa's largest freshwater lake, and is know for its shrinking over time in size....   [tags: Geography] 585 words
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The Scramble for Africa - The scramble for Africa represents the most thorough and systematic process of colonialism in world history. The European colonial powers managed to conquer and control almost the entire continent of Africa in a short, twenty-five year period from about 1875 to 1900. Some of the European states involved were already well-established global powers; the others were up and coming nations that desired to emulate and compete with the dominant imperial states. Various factors allowed for and contributed to the conquering of the whole of Africa by European states....   [tags: World History] 1018 words
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South Africa - South Africa is known to be successful after the Apartheid but it really wasn’t. The South African Revolution also known as the time of the Apartheid took place during 1908-1994. It was a long struggle for the Africans, which included riots, protests, segregation and physical pain. During the period of the Apartheid, blacks were not treated with equal respect to the whites. They weren’t allowed to vote, hold office and the children couldn’t go to school with whites. It was a horrific time for blacks, but they were able to get through it....   [tags: revolution,racism,apartheid]
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Africa by Far is the Poorest Continent in the World - ... However, on the other side, they have made the west believe throwing money at Africa can fix it, that the victories of the G8, the fifty billion dollars of increased aid to Africa, or the forty billion in reduced debt there, are going help develop the continent of one billion. They see this as the end to the Africa story, and soon it will be saved; however in the Africa story this is only chapter one. This needs to be accepted, celebrates, and then put in the past. Chapter one needs to end, and chapter two needs to begin, and chapter two is all about execution....   [tags: human life, fossils, population] 2151 words
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Religion in Africa is Versatile, Varying and Abundant - Religions in Africa span far beyond the common confines accepted within the western barriers in terms of religion. While Western religion is often separated, overpowering, or distinct within its own borders, African religion may be versatile, as well as varying and abundant. Many different factors go into the religious practices of African people, and this specific location is well known for their diversity and deep dedication to their specific religious practices. There are also specific distinctions between the common religions based on geographical locations from North to South....   [tags: traditional indigenous beliefs]
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Sub Saharan Africa - Over the last ten years, sub-Saharan Africa has come across economic growth of coarsely five percent per year. Today, 21 African countries are considered “middle income”(Christiaensen and Devarajan). Regardless of strong growth, the impact on poverty is much less than hoped. Today, many countries in Africa add up among the world’s poorest. To tackle this poverty problem the collective prescription is economic development. Economic development refers to the continuous actions of policy makers and societies that encourage the standard of living and economic health of a precise area....   [tags: Economic Growth, Middle Income, Poverty]
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The Greater Horn of Africa, Causes and Conflicts - The Greater Horn of Africa, Causes and Conflicts The Horn of Africa, Northeast Africa and sometimes Somali Peninsula, is a peninsula in East Africa that protrudes hundreds of kilometers’ into the Arabian Sea and lies along the southern side of the Gulf of Aden. The countries of Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Somalia encompass the Horn of Africa (Wikipedia, 2011). Why is there so much conflict in the Horn of Africa, what are the causes these conflicts, what are the costs involved, and how does this affect the interest of the United States of America....   [tags: International Government ]
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Drought Eastern Africa - The world should be pulling their resources together because the way the drought is affecting the Eastern Africa’s people is killing them. Reasonable one can not live in conditions where there is minimal food and water. People need to get their basic needs to survive and Eastern Africa is far from the ideal place to do so due to drought. The Eastern Africa people have limited crops which are mostly failing due to lack of water, little cattle herds due to the hot conditions and poor ground to feed on ,while the rest of the world has the resources to provide large-scale relief (Stewart, 2011)....   [tags: Environment, Minimal Food, Water] 1527 words
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AIDS Prevalence and Awareness in South Africa - AIDS Prevalence and Awareness in South Africa Johannesburg, the largest metropolitan area in the continent of Africa. The population of the main metropolitan area is 1,907,229 ( WorldBook encycl.130). Johannesburg is also one of the world richest gold fields. Despite these positive aspects, Johannesburg is a city with a dismal future, because it is suffering from one of the world's worst AIDS epidemics. Every Saturday, nearby cemeteries are busy with the arrival of people who have died from AIDS....   [tags: AIDS HIV Disease African Essays]
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The Negative Impact of Globalization on South Africa - The harmful impact of globalization on South Africa has been apparent , through the financial squeeze and through market- oriented policies that have silent economic and reorganization, in job losses, crisis in schooling, closing of hospitals, make wider loopholes in the social security net, water cut offs, the degeneration housing shortage, and unrelenting starvation and poverty in a perspective of deepening discrimination in what is already the second most disparate nation on the globe....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade]
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South Africa: Will The World Cup Be Safe? - Throughout South Africa’s history, of health care, there have always been problems. Most of these have been brought about by discrimination which has led to low income and violence which still occurs today. After the end of the rule of apartheid ended the health care system in South Africa had a lot of challenges ahead of it. South Africa has suffered and still dose today, from HIV/AIDS, malnutrition, maternal deaths, and infectious diseases. South Africa could be considered low income when it comes to health....   [tags: Security ]
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Impact of the FIFA Worldcup2010 in South Africa - The 2010 FIFA World cup had a huge impact on South Africa; politically, economically, and culturally as it brought a boost to the entire country and a new sense of pride and unity to the South African citizens. This worldwide event created a base of recovery for a problem plagued country from past issues such as the Apartheid. South Africa, a middle economy country and provider of many natural resources such as gold, diamonds, platinum, phosphate, etc., was chosen as the first African country to host a FIFA World Cup over other countries in Africa like Egypt and Morocco, who were both also tipped to be chosen to host back in 2004....   [tags: Soccer, Tourism, Economy] 1083 words
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South Africa: Crops, Rainfall and Agriculture - 1. INTRODUCTION Topographically South Africa has four zones, the Plateau, the Escarpment, the creased Massifs and the Coastal Plain. The Plateau is an incredible plain, interjected here and there by tiny mountains (www.gov.za) .The escarpment varies in emergence according to the elevation and erosion. The most remarkable portion is on the western frontier of KwaZulu-Natal, chiefly on the Lesotho and Free State borders. The Plateau, that embodies the main portion of South Africa, is elevated concerning 1 200 m above marine level, rising to 1 800 m at the tear amid the main drainage systems....   [tags: Irrigation, Grazing] 1982 words
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The Effects of European Imperialism on South Africa - The county of South Africa is an economically flourishing country and probably the most advanced country on the continent of Africa. However the entire continent of Africa is probably the most undeveloped part of the world. Why is South Africa so different from the rest of its continent. Karen Politis Virk explains that it is because of South Africa’s developed economy and diverse population (Virk 40). South Africa has three main ethnic groups: African, Afrikaners, and the mixed race. The Afrikaners and mixed races have many roots to Europe and Asia giving the nation even more diversity and a culture melting pot....   [tags: World Civilization ]
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Aid to Africa: A Review of the Efficacy of International Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa - ... For example, The 2002 U.S. Pan-Sahelian Initiative involved over half a billion dollars of U.S. military aid to four Sahelian states, which enabled some of the recipient militaries to overthrow their democratic governments. “To the dismay of the US, junior Malian officers trained as part of $620m pan-Sahelian counter-terrorism initiative launched in 2002 to help four semi-desert states resist Islamic militancy took part in a coup in March last year...In two of the three other Sahelian states involved in the Pentagon’s pan-Sahelian initiative, Mauritania and Niger, armies trained by the US, have also taken power in the past eight years....   [tags: poorest contintent world, development efforts ]
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How the Apartheid Came to Be in South Africa - In 1948, apartheid was introduced to South Africa. Apartheid means apartness and is the political policy of racial segregation. Each racial group was segregated from other races within South Africa. These groups consisted of whites, blacks and coloreds (Asians and Indians). The minority white population had the rule over the whole country. Apartheid did not only detach whites from non-whites, but it also set apart the Blacks from the Coloreds. When apartheid ended in 1994 a legacy was left behind....   [tags: Segregation, Politics, Government] 1192 words
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The Abolishment of Apartheid from South Africa - The Abolishment of Apartheid from South Africa The oppression of the natives of South Africa has been occurring since the time of explorers and global expansion during the late 1480s. These colonizers, mostly the Dutch would come to set a very long and dark path for their ancestors; who are called Afrikaners. Over time, the natives would lose their land and resources to the white majority. The whites' domination over South Africa would conclude with apartheid (David Downing, 2004). Apartheid was a social and political system of extreme segregation that was enforced by the predominantly white government....   [tags: colonizers, freedom, equality] 1060 words
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The abolition of slavery in Africa and the Middle East - ... The Western civilizatory mission can not accept slave work in a world in which the progress and the 'humanity' it was characterized by freedom and wage labor.9 Actually, the end of slavery in Africa was one of the 'motivations' of the 'scramble of Africa'. Colonialism was a way to overcome the savagery and bring natives to progress and civilization through wage labor and production for the market.10 Once the colonial rule was established and slavery legally abolished, images of 'benign' slavery were a way to keep good relations with the local rulers....   [tags: British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society] 1001 words
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The Inclusion on South Africa as a BRICS Country - Many critics question the validity of the inclusion of South Africa as a BRICS country. It is deemed by some that South Africa, although an emerging country, does not show significant overall growth like other African countries such as Nigeria and other Sub-Saharan countries (Besada, Tok & Winters, 2013). On the 7th of May 2014 South Africa hosted “its fifth general election” (Enca.com, 2014). In his article dated 7th May 2014 for BBC news, Milton Nkosi reported that although “about 25 million people registered to vote – roughly half the population” (Nkosi, 2014) voted....   [tags: emerging economies alliances]
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A Brief History of Apartheid in South Africa - A Brief History of Apartheid in South Africa Apartheid is not a new thing. Ever since Dutch colonists landed in 1652, "Blacks" and "Whites" have lived apart in South Africa. Officially started in 1948 when the Afrikaner Nationalist party came to power, apartheid is a system of racial laws devised to "Preserve and promote a white majority over a black majority." It has a lot of opposition and it led to an international boycott of South Africa because of it. When the Dutch first landed and established a strong colony there, they got on relatively peacefully with the natives....   [tags: South African Apartheid ] 667 words
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The Potential of Africa's Global Economic Integration - Africa has long been thought of as a place where trade could not happen, especially on an international level. In recent times however, there has been a push to create more integration among African nations. These nations have realized the benefits which occur when firms are freely able to engage in investment from country to country moving away from the old protectionist policies of earlier years. As the textbook Global Business explains, these policies have, on numerous occasions before, triggered “retaliation that further restricted trade” (Peng, 2009)....   [tags: International Economics, Free Trade, Development]
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Issues of human rights in South Africa - Issues of human rights in South Africa (Adolescent’s Perspective) In the eyes of the law, South Africa’s law is unflawed, due to the fact that it used to be successful in providing South African citizens with basic services. Currently with all the corruption taking place within the government, the rights of citizens are questionable, even more questionable are the implication of basic rights to the youth of South Africa. With this being said the five most pressing issues in my view are: • Everyone has the right to life • Right to proper food, medical care and conditions in jail • Right to education • The right to electricity and clean water • freedom of expression Everyone has the right to l...   [tags: life, education, basic services] 595 words
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South Africa: A Case Study Analysis - South Africa is one of the most developed nations in Africa, though like all other developed nations, it was not always that way. The major developments occurred over an extended period of time and were, arguably, brought on by many different factors. Previous literature and theories tell what helped the nation come to a state of development. One such theory is that the apartheid’s previously established democratic institutions contributed to the government’s smooth transition into democracy. Additionally, an indigenous model employed in South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, also contributed to the transition from the old apartheid system of rule to the evenly applied democr...   [tags: social issues, apartheid]
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The European Scramble Affected People in Africa - Partition of Africa The takeover of Europeans in all of Africa is the European Scramble. The treatment of Africans was sacrificed for the materials and goods needed by the Europeans. The mistreatment caused Africans to rebel even though sometimes their battles were not won. In thirty years European troops colonized Africa in search for natural resources due to the impact of the Industrial Revolution. As a response Africans were enraged that their loved ones had to suffer, while others hoped for change and surrendered....   [tags: partition, mistreatment, violent attacks]
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The Role of Chieftainship in a Democratic South Africa - Kgoshi ke kgoshi ka batho when translated conveys that chiefs are chiefs because of the people. Chieftainship was the ancient way of governance in Africa and particularly in Southern Africa. Chieftainship was also considered the most common form of political structures in Southern Africa. Prior to the apartheid era chiefs and kings were very influential on the people in the Zulu, Pedi, Swazi, Ndebele, the Transkei tribes and other tribes in South Africa. In their political system chiefs and kings were seen as superior figures in the society and most individuals living in their clan had to follow orders conveyed by the chief and king....   [tags: culture, Tribes, Chief] 904 words
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Sport as Catalyst: Change in South Africa - Change is universal and constant. In the individual, the family, the community, the society, and the nation, it is an unyielding force that drives us. The question, however, is not whether or not change drives us forward or backward; change obviously can only move forward. The question is whether change drives us upward or downward, or even both. In the case of South Africa immediately post-Apartheid, there can be no denying that the force of change propelled the nation forward. Whether change was driving South Africa upward or downward, though, depended largely on the race of whom you were asking....   [tags: rugby, Invictus, Mandela]
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Transition of Gender Identities in South Africa - There has been much discussion about gender and the many different identities linked to it. Gender is the term used to describe the type of sex that a particular person identifies them self with. This sex can either be male or female. However, we live in a society with people having multiple identities. Therefore, I agree with the statement which states that gender identities are in transition in South Africa today. Many South Africans are identifying themselves to a particular gender identity. This essay will clearly show how gender identity is in transition in South Africa....   [tags: homosexual, gay, patriarchy, gay liberation]
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Prevalence of HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa - In 2009 an estimated 33.2 million human beings were unfortunate enough to be infected with AIDS or HIV. A hefty 22.4 million of those individuals live in where the story of humanity began, Sub-Saharan Africa. The good-fortuned United States on the other end of the spectrum ,is home to 1.2 million infected. The statistics for the amount of infected in the U.S. is almost negligible in comparison to those of Africa’s ,because of the obvious difference in amount of infected ,but also in the amount of power the disease has in the confines of each spatial variation....   [tags: AIDS, medicine, medical] 1057 words
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The Environmental Impact Assessment in South Africa - Introduction and the theme of the investigation The Environmental Impact Assessment (hereafter referred to as EIA), system originated in 1969 when it was first introduced in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) in the United States of America (Baker and Wood, 1999) and later spread to countries around the world. Today South Africa is one of the countries around the world that has adopted and adapted the EIA system as part of its environmental law (promulgated in the Environmental Conservation Act (73 of 1997, under Section 21, 22 and 26) and management (Sandham and Pretorius, 2008)....   [tags: development, protection, public] 1527 words
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American Policy in Africa: Almost Absent - In an article warning about a looming clash of civilizations, Huntington said “and possibly Africa”, when listing the eight civilizations he reckoned were in the world. But, if it is not a civilization in itself, he never suggested including Africa in any other one. As Huntington illustrated, the United States never historically regarded Africa as serious or significant. Thus, it never set Africa as a priority of its strategy or of its foreign policy, which hindered its actions and achievements on the continent....   [tags: Africom, Culture, Exceptionalism]
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The New Partnership for Africa’s Development - INTRODUCTION The main objective of the paper is to discuss in detail origins and objectives of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) together with the major problems and challenges facing it. Firstly, a historic background of the partnership will be looked at which will address the origins and objectives part. Secondly, there shall be a discussion of the successes, then the major problems together with the challenges facing the partnership. It will be after this that a set of recommendations will be set before finally looking into the conclusion of the paper....   [tags: socio-economic development, plan] 661 words
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Nuclear Weapon Proliferation: South Africa - ... At this time, South Africa was in control of 10% of the country’s electricity. Between 1979 and 1989, South Africa built and dismantled a lot of nuclear weapons. This made it very complicated for the IAEA to verify them for the first time. In 1993, President F.W. de Klerk announced that six nuclear weapons and a seventh one that was not finished had been dismantled. In 1995, the IAEA declared that is was satisfied with all the materials and weapons program that South Africa had. Although that weapons program had be stopped and dismantled, it still had to be accounted for....   [tags: dismantle, mass destruction, UN] 681 words
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Cultural Awareness Of Sub-Saharan Africa - What is culture, one might ask. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, culture is the “customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group or the characteristic features of everyday existence (as diversions or a way of life} shared by people in a place or time” (Culture). Five major characteristics that define a culture include culture is learned, culture is shared, culture is symbolic, culture is all-encompassing, and culture is integrated. Culture depends on the human capacity for cultural learning that encompasses shared rules for conduct and that are dependent upon symbols....   [tags: Culture ]
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South Africa Corpoarte Social Responsibility - SOUTH AFRICA CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY When it comes to deal with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in South Africa it is such an important business’ topic with respect of the State, the economic, and the public; as well as environment. The World Business Council For Sustainability Development define the Corporate Social Responsibility as: “Corporate Social Responsibility is the continuing commitment by business to behave ethically and contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce and their families as well as of the local community and society at large....   [tags: culture, business, labor relations] 875 words
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Imperialism in Africa - Imperialism in Africa When the Age of Imperialism began in 1875, it effected Africa in many ways. Nowhere was the competition for colonies more intense than in Africa. Europeans went after North and South Africa splitting up the continent. Egypt and Sudan were taken over by Britain to obtain the Suez Canal. Imperialism helped to develop Africa’s economy and turned it into a continent of colonies. Until well into the 1800’s Africa was relatively unknown to Europeans. They controlled less than ten percent of the continent....   [tags: Papers] 347 words
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AIDS in Africa - AIDS in Africa I. Introduction In 1983, the first report indicating that wealthy Africans were seeking medical treatment for AIDS in Europe, was published in a medical journal. What the world did not know at that time, was that AIDS had been spreading rapidly through parts of central Africa for years. Furthermore, no one ever imagined that, by the end of the year 1997, an estimated 30.6 million persons in the world would be infected with HIV, the virus causing AIDS, with the majority of these people living in Africa (Feldman and Miller 14)....   [tags: Research Papers Term Papers]
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AIDS in Africa - Africa’s AIDS Epidemic Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) has become an epidemic for many underdeveloped regions. Although it does exist in the developed nations, it is more prevalent in places like South America, Asia, the island countries and most heavily of all Africa. There are many aspects to the problem of AIDS in Africa. Public health departments lack the resources to treat patients properly and to control the epidemic through education. Thirty-three million people have AIDS in the world....   [tags: HIV Disease Epidemic]
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AIDS in Africa - The AIDS epidemic has reached disastrous proportions on the continent of Africa. Over the past two decades, two thirds of the more than 16 million people in the world infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which causes AIDS, live in sub-Saharan Africa. It is now home to the largest number of people infected, with 70 percent of the world’s HIV infected population. The problem of this ongoing human tragedy is that Africa is also the least equipped region in the world to cope with all the challenges posed by the HIV virus....   [tags: HIV AIDS essays research papers] 3459 words
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AIDS In Africa - AIDS in Africa Spreading rampant throughout the African continent, AIDS is killing any and all who cross its path. “As the death toll from AIDS recedes in America, Africa is reeling from an epidemic of Biblical proportions. South of the Sahara, AIDS is worse than anywhere else in the world, and this catastrophe is transforming the continent forever” (Schoofs part 5). Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, better known as AIDS “is a virus that weakens the immune system and subjects the patient to opportunistic diseases such as pneumonia and tuberculosis....   [tags: Disease Research Papers AIDS]
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AIDS in Africa - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is one of the most deadly viruses in the world. No country in Africa has escaped the virus. Some have been effected more then others though. The spread of AIDS in Africa is because of poor medical treatment and a lack of education on the part of the people. HIV is the virus which causes AIDS.(Aids in Africa,1994) HIV stands for Human Immune-deficiency Virus. The virus attacks the bodies immune system and weakens it. Scientists have wondered about the origin of HIV ever since the epidemic emerged....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]
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Poverty in Africa - African nations regularly fall to the bottom of any list measuring economic activity, such as per capita income or per capita GDP, despite a wealth of natural resources. The bottom 25 spots of the United Nations (UN) quality of life index are regularly filled by African nations. In 2006, 34 of the 50 nations on the UN list of least developed countries are in Africa. In many nations, the per capita income is often less than $200 U.S. per year, with the vast majority of the population living on much less....   [tags: essays research papers] 1472 words
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