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Reducing the Number of Orphans in Africa

- Every fifteen seconds, another child becomes an orphans in Africa. Over twenty million children loose one or both of their parents to AIDS/HIV each year. Adults in Africa are dying rapidly, due to poor living conditions and bad health, leaving their children behind to care for themselves and each other. The number of vulnerable orphans in Africa can be significantly reduced with the help of others. When a child becomes an orphan, the extended family of the child has the option of adopting them....   [tags: adoption, family, health, problem]

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The History of Mathematics in Africa

- The history of mathematics has its roots on the African continent. The oldest mathematical object was found in Swaziland Africa. The oldest example of arithmetic was found in Zaire. The 4000 year old, Moscow papyrus, contains geometry, from the Middle Kingdom of Egypt, Egypt was the cradle of mathematics. The great Greek mathematicians, including Pythagoras, Thales, and Exodus all acquired much of their mathematics from Egypt, including the notion of zero. This paper will discuss a brief history of mathematics in Africa....   [tags: Math ]

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Imperialism: Great Britain in Africa

- Throughout the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, almost every country in Africa was imperialized by other countries in Europe. To imperialize is to conquer another country, whether it be in the means of politics, economics and/or culture, and control that land. The aftermath for the imperialized country was either beneficial or harmful. The amount of African countries that a European country imperialized varied. Great Britain imperialized fifteen countries in Africa, including Egypt in 1882, Sierra Leone in 1808, and the Union of South Africa in 1910....   [tags: Imperialism]

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Spread of Islam to North Africa

- ... Based on the geographical location of the Arabian peninsula on of the closest and easiest places to conquer would be North Africa. But the Muslims very rarely forced their religion upon the people that lived in North Africa. When their army did fight a majority of the time is was to defend their religion not to spread it. The Muslim army did conquer a few tribes, one in specific the Berbers. Although they didn’t conquer all of North Africa: “The success of the Muslim armies could create a context in which other people found it prudent to convert” (Web 46)....   [tags: Muslims, religious beliefs, world religions]

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The Xhosa People of South Africa

- With eight million people spread across South Africa, amounting to fifteen percent of the population, the Xhosa people are a large cultural group. The Xhosa had a harsh history, full of violence and relocations across the country. Their diverse culture has a major impact on how they live their lives, and on the proper ways to perform ceremonies, such as marriage. There is also a Xhosa language, and is one of the eleven official languages of the South African people. Leaders such as Nelson Mandela were from the Xhosa cultural group, so it is possible future leaders may come from this group....   [tags: Cultural Group, Harsh History, Relocations]

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Genocide & Civil War In Africa

- Genocide & Civil War in Africa. Genocide and civil war are another kind of atrocities that a major threat to populations. They also pose a serious health risk to all involved. According to Paul Knox,, “Deaths of over 40 million people in the past 100 years have been attributed to genocide and other acts of state violence” (Knox, p343). And the continent of Africa has seen its portion of it especially, Rwanda. In this article, I am going to focus on genocide and civil war in Africa, and some of the social problems that come with it....   [tags: Social Studies]

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The Impact of Cholera in Zambia, Africa

- The Impact of Cholera in Zambia, Africa Many people in advanced industrialized nations are often unaware of infectious diseases that plague underdeveloped countries. This is primarily due to factors that are so often taken for granted like having proper sanitation, adequately treated water, properly prepared food, easy access to medical care, and economic viability. The sad truth is that many of these infectious diseases could easily be prevented if the countries where they run most rampant had only a few of the factors mentioned above....   [tags: microbiology, disease, pamdemia]

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Wildlife and Conservation Efforts in Africa

- The dynamic natural environment and abundant wildlife are the most prominent features of the African continent. Due to its wide variety of biomes ranging from tropical forests to arid deserts, Africa consists of bountiful wildlife diversity. However, because of environmentally harmful human interactions, the variety of biomes is shrinking to all-time lows, which causes wildlife to die out. These detrimental human interactions, particularly livestock overgrazing and desertification, occur partly because the native people who depend on the land for daily life do not realize the potential benefits of wildlife and the unsustainability of their current ways....   [tags: Wildlife Conservation]

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World War II and Africa

- At the close of World War Two (WWII), the United States (US) and the Soviet Union (USSR) emerged as the dominant superpowers. Despite their coaction during the combat against the Axis powers, serious ideological problems emerged once the powder had settled. Both competing do war geographically expanded their political phantom across the mankind. While Western Europe remain democratic governments, Eastern Europe fell under the iron veil. Other areas, similar northwardly Africa, did not have politic excellence until the provincial infrastructure evolved into full-blown stock quality by 1958....   [tags: usa, ussr, policies]

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Poverty in Egypt and South Africa

- When one hears the word Egypt the first thing that usually comes to mind is the Pyramids. But what does one think of when South Africa is mentioned. The first thing that comes to mind is poverty. Although both areas reside on the same continent, their individual aspects of political, economic and social development differ greatly. On a certain scale both countries are victims of poverty but South Africa is more exposed and not evolving as quickly as the other areas of the globe. Egypt is a place of tourist attraction and beauty but underneath the layer that visitors see, there is the heart of Egypt which involves little to educational opportunities, low GNI per capita, lower life expectancy...   [tags: government, workers, society]

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The Skills Shortage In South Africa

- ... Consequently, the age group in South Africa characterized as the “youth” are individuals aged between 15 to 35 (Bhorat and Oosthuizen, 2007) and they are in the transition phase of life, moving from education to the labour market and hopefully employment. However that is where the shortage of skills in South Africa is evident, the youth are both uneducated; leaving a gap in the labour market, or the circle continues and they are educated with no employment. In consequence to the fact that the past of South Africa has an influence on the current state of the economy blame can be placed on the apartheid government within regard to the lack of economic growth....   [tags: labour force, BEE, government]

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Bill of rights in South Africa

- ... In South Africa currently in 2014 there are 18 people that are murdered every day. Examples of murder in South Africa are the Oscar Pistorius murder, the road rage murder and the murder of the parent’s children. If another country hears out countries name they would think of crime Slavery, servitude and forced labour A slave is not allowed it is a person that cannot live his own life because he is owned by someone else and works for him with no or very little pay by money or mostly food....   [tags: human rights, freedom, security]

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The European Scramble for Africa

- The scramble for Africa is a significant moment in world history that demonstrated the beginning of a great transformation for the Africans. The increase of European claims of African territories during the New Imperialism period and reflected Europe’s economic, social, and military evolution. The start of the 1880s provided for European rule a small part of Africa with areas largely restricted to the coast and small inland areas along major rivers such as the Niger and the Congo. Learning the causes of the scramble for Africa will lead to understanding Europe’s perception of superiority with the duty to spread western civilization throughout the world which also leads to this discussion on...   [tags: superiority, military, economic, social]

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Civil Society in South Africa

- ... During 1900s, South Africa experienced two different development models. One side, social expenditure to support the white minority and produce sustained economic growth while the other side, social abandonment and complete lack of service for majority of disenfranchised citizens. The separate development known as “apartheid “was an economic and political system changed in late 1940s by the Afrikaans-led National Party and adding institutionalized in 1970s, which excluded the majority of citizens from political and economic participation....   [tags: ]

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Suffering and Death in Africa

- ... Which is an estimated 71 percent of all adults and 87 percent of all children living with the disease in the early-twenty-first century reside in this region. Eighty-eight percent of all children who have been orphaned by AIDS live in sub-Saharan Africa. The main impact of the disease is noticeable felt by a loss economically active people in their child years to mid years, which is between the ages of fifteen and forty-five. UNICEF's Africa's Orphaned Generations (2003) puts the number of African children orphaned by AIDS at 11 million, with an estimate that the disease will practically kill 20 million children from their parents....   [tags: HIV, malnutrition, transportation]

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Malawi: The Warm Heart of Africa

- Malawi is a small country slightly smaller than Pennsylvania in south central Africa. It has a large lake that covers most of the eastern border of the country. Lake Malawi is the third largest lake in Africa reaching as deep as 3,000 feet in some areas. The climate is sub-tropical with a rainy season and a dry season. Malawi is usually separated into three different sections when discussing the country. The three different sections are north Malawi, central Malawi, which is where the capital of Lilongwe is located....   [tags: culture, food, respect]

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Combating Poaching in Africa and Asia

- According to the Department of Environmental Affairs Republic of South Africa (2013), in 2012 668 rhinos were illegal poached in South Africa. In just the first 10 months of 2013, that number has reached 790 (para. 13). Poaching is on the rise especially for iconic species such as elephants and rhinos. These endangered species are being poached not for their meat but for their tusks and horns to sell on the black market at an excessive value (Ferreira, Botha, Emmett & Hayward, 2012, p. 1). To save elephants and rhinos in Africa and Asia governments must educate the public, introduce legislation, address economic issues, and use technology to curb the rise in poaching....   [tags: Education, Legislation. Economy ]

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The Great Zimbabwe in South Africa

- The Great Zimbabwe Zimbabwe is located in the south of Africa. The climate, the people, the lifestyle, and their government; these are all so different than what we see and experience everyday. Zimbabwe is a whole other walk of life. They eat different foods, wear different clothes, and they also have different structures of homes. Zimbabwe isn't too big but also not that small. It is slightly larger than the state of Colorado and it has no coast. The climate is beautiful. It is a mediterranean climate with a very rainy summer season....   [tags: natural resources, agriculture, tourist attraction]

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South Africa: National Health Insurance Feasability

- The National Health Insurance (NHI) was proposed by the African National Congress (ANC) in 2007 but until now, proposals such as these have not been taken seriously as South Africa has tried to achieve a health system that provides health care accessible to all. The core intention of this reform of the NHI is to raise up to 5% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in additional taxes to achieve a total public spend equivalent to 8% of GDP. The ANC have procured 4 documents to date regarding the NHI and some proposals contain important financial and related efficiency implications which are not clear....   [tags: african national congress, medicine]

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Lasting African Conributions to American Society

- This country, especially the southern United States, was built using African slave labor. Africa slaves were not allowed to be educated. All most every African slave could not read or write because it was against the law to educate slaves for over 200 years. The master/slave relationship caused assimilation to be very difficult. Values and convictions were formed during those years and are still evident to this day (Parrillo, 2009). Thomas Jefferson was a slave owner at his Monticello property....   [tags: slavery, africa]

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China and Africa Trade Relations

- Today’s world is shrinking. Not literally of course, but the advances in technology make it easy to span thousands of miles of land and sea, so people can immediately communicate with each other. The internet has connected the world instantly, and planes make traveling from one side of the world to the other a piece of cake compared to the long, dangerous sea voyages of the past. People move and migrate constantly, all the while exchanging ideas and goods. Trade has always played an important role in human history....   [tags: diplomatic ties, third world nations]

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The Promotion of the Different Doctrines of Human Security in Africa

- 1. Research Theme and Theoretical Perspective The theme outlined in this article is the promotion of the different doctrines of human security in Africa by the African Union (AU). The development of guidelines and framework leading to a stronger legislation of the concept of human security in Africa was established in the article. The contribution of the AU to promote human security as a sought-after necessity in Africa and also the challenges encountered in spreading this concept is also outlined....   [tags: human security, african union, pan africanism]

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Racial Tensions in South Africa

- History of South Africa South Africa has large varieties ethnic backgrounds; unfortunately for them none of them are allowed their chance to shine because of the cloud of racism that has over shadowed their history. Like the United States, South African countries are built for the success of whites before any other ethnicity. This can be found in the countries politics and economics alike. For over 300 years this racism has occurred. Around the 1940’s South Africans have coined a policy for this racism, “apartheid”....   [tags: Racial Relations, Racism]

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Politics and Apartheid in South Africa

- Politics and Apartheid Bloodshot eyes and skin stretched over bones, these people were living skeletons. These people can attribute their misfortune due to the state of politics in South Africa, which was prejudice against dark skinned people ran as rampant as disease and poverty. Due to politics working against dark-skinned people beginning three years after South Africa gained its independence, apartheid was established and fought for by racists and fought by activists until it was ended in 1991....   [tags: discrimintation, skin, laws]

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The Arrival of the Gospel In South Africa

- A ship carried a 28 year old George Schmidt the long journey from Netherlands to Cape Town during the early months of 1737. The ship belonged to the Dutch East Indian Company and was heavy with employees and cargo belonging to the Dutch empire of the day. Schmidt spent his days on the rocky boat, praying and preparing for what lay ahead. Being a missionary however, his heart for the gospel was known by everyone around him. The ship was a hotbed of foul speech, drunkenness, vanity and all kinds of godless behaviour....   [tags: George Schmidt, christianity, Khoi Khoi]

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Early Human Occupations in Africa

- Early Human Occupations in Africa Galana River, Tsavo National Park, Kenya Research on early human occupations in Africa is challenged with contextualizing artifacts with environmental landscape reconstructions. Understanding the landscape that humans inhabited is crucial for discerning how particular forms of technology (stone tools, grinding stones, ceramics) were used and how prehistoric people succeeded and failed in their modes of subsistence. This knowledge can teach us about how to develop sustainable alternatives that balance the needs of nature and humans alike....   [tags: African Inhabitation]

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Renewable Energy in South Africa

- “Is Renewable energy an economically viable option for South Africa?” “Renewable Energy is a source of energy that is not exhausted when used.” “Economical means giving good value in relation to the resources used or money spent.” “Viable means capable of working successfully; feasible.” (Soanes, Hawker & Elliot et al., 2005) So in other words, is renewable energy an affordable and successful option for South Africa. Per year South Africa uses 1.3 % of the world’s total energy. South Africa’s main energy comes from coal, but one quarter of the coal we mine is exported to other countries....   [tags: Economy, Energy Sources]

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The Process of Decolonization in Africa

- The process of decolonization in Africa during the 1950’s through the 1970’s was a very smart yet risky idea. For some places independence was easily gained yet in other areas it was a battle. During the time periods where colonization existed, Africa was peaceful and kept things in order. People had control over their specific locations and there were no questions to be asked. Once it was decided to remove these rights, things got out of hand rather quickly. Violence was a main occurrence during the decolonization timeframe because rules, rights, leaderships, etc....   [tags: consequences of World War II]

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Facts and Information on Ethiopia, Africa

- Ethiopia is one of the oldest countries civilizations not only in Africa, but also in the entire world. It is located in East Africa, and is known as the Horn of Africa. The bordering countries include Djabouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan. The main languages spoken in Ethiopia are Amharic, Ormigna, and Tigrigna, along with many others. Just like many countries in Africa, the most taught foreign language in schools is English. During the fourth century, Christianity was introduced due to missionaries from Egypt and Syria....   [tags: poverty, trade, agriculture]

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Balance of Payment in Africa

- Balance of payment deficit is an imbalance in a nation’s balance of payments in which payments made by the country exceeds payments received by the country. It’s also known as unfavourable balance of payment because more currency is flowing out then currency flowing in to the country. Unequal flow of currency will reduce supply of money in the nation and has implications for inflation, unemployment, production, and other factors of domestic economy (political, social, cultural and economic factors)....   [tags: Economy, Finance]

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Nelson Madela of South Africa

- A. “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite” (Mandela, 1995). Those were the words of great man─a man who was born on an ordinary July day in South Africa. July 18, 1918 would be the beginning of life for a man who would positively impact human rights for his country and the international community as a whole....   [tags: race, balcks and whites, hate, segregation]

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The Apartheid of Music in South Africa

- ... The songs each expressed their views and thoughts of the National Party, for example the lyrics in Ndodemnyama that specifically called against Hendrik Verwoerd (2), the South African Prime Minister at the time. The lyrics of the songs not only expressed their words in way of song, but the way the songs were sang gave people strength to stand strong. As Jeremy Cronin explained in the film, Vuyilsile Mimi used his powerful singing voice to organize followers in his protesting. Mimi was one of the well-respected leaders against the apartheid movement, whom was featured being recovered from the ground at the beginning of the film....   [tags: segregation, protest, peaceful]

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Undeveloped Nations in Africa: Mali

- Undeveloped Nation - Environmental problem Mali is a nation that is an excellent case study representing the undeveloped nations in the Sahel. In Mali, only 28% of the 11 million national populations actually live in urban settings such as the capital city of Bamako. Most of the populace is spread across rural settlements. However, even urban centers lack consistent energy coverage. Only 25% of Bamako citizens have access to electricity because Mali is too poor to import more used fossil fuels, or set up large energy infrastructure....   [tags: environmental and socioeconomic problems]

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Broadcasting Funding In South Africa

- South Africa is currently an economic leader among the continent of Africa (second only to Nigeria in terms of GDP, yet South Africa has a much smaller population). However, within the worldwide context, South Africa has and continues to endure many issues socially, politically and economically. Because of these, the broadcast news system, comprising of television and radio, has endured an interesting and tumultuous past, and most importantly faces a fascinating future in terms their unique funding model....   [tags: radio, money, bbc model]

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The Problem of Food Crisis in Africa

- Based on the study of Paarlberg (2006), the problem of food crisis in Africa is growing worse. Their crop yields tend to be much lower per hectare than in other countries like Asia due to military conflicts which displacing farming populations and interrupt production and health problems affected the reduction of further availability of agricultural labour (Paarlberg, 2006). Besides food crisis, many problems and pollutions are caused by agriculture such as pollute rivers, lakes and water courses with artificial fertilizers and herbicides that easily washed from the soil and prolonged use of these results in soils with a low organic matter content which is easily eroded by wind and rain....   [tags: artificial pesticides, organic organization]

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The Demand for Electricity in South Africa

- Introduction This report is based on the investigation and research on reducing electricity consumption of certain appliances and to improve energy usage at home. The demand for electricity in South Africa is increasing and it is exceeding electricity supply, research has shown that households contribute 15% to the countries total electricity consumption [1]. Efficient energy usage is very critical; electricity can be used very inefficiently in households during peak load times. In order to tackle this problem the country is facing, this report will give a brief analysis on the usage of domestic electrical appliances and the energy they consume and also identifying the household service...   [tags: energy usage, electrical appliances, power]

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The Devastation of Poaching in Africa

- Planet Earth is the one and only home for humans, and it’s their natural duty to protect it and all of its inhabitants. For many people, the fate of animals is of little importance, especially when there are so many of their own species suffering throughout the world. However, only when one has respect for nature can he or she come to appreciate for his or herself. In the past few decades, some animals have progressively come closer and closer to extinction. When compared to demographics 30 years ago, less than 5% of tiger and rhino populations remain in the wild (Congressional)....   [tags: killing of animals, animal bodies]

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A Modern History of South Africa

- South Africa - A country reborn and transformed due to the transition of a repressive to a democratic society. Democracy, a rule of law, where all laws and procedures apply equally to all citizens and allow the active participation of the civilians in politics and civil rights thus ensuring the protection of all essential human rights - due to the history of this nation they were previously abused. Themes discussed in the extracts that are to follow exhaust the torments that victimized victims and families under the past Apartheid regime....   [tags: reconciliation, from repression to democracy]

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Europe and China in Africa

- 1. Should Europe follow suit and drop its conditionalities so as to better compete with China in Africa. Europe should not drop its conditionalities for competition with China in Africa. Europe’s conditionalities include democracy, free elections, human rights, gender equality are implemented as part of the compromise in the “Economic Partnership Agreements” (EPAs). Democratic Governance and Human rights were further mentioned again in the Joint Africa-EU Strategy adopted by Heads of State and government from Africa and Europe at the Lisbon Summit in December 2007....   [tags: aid, human rights, democracy, economy, EU]

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The Visual Arts of Africa

- My research interests revolve around issues of (re-)presentation in media, cinema and the arts, emerging from, yet not limited to, and problematized by, aspects relating to one or more of the following areas: race relations, ethnicity, diaspora, displacement, and exile. Broad in scope, my research responds to fields of study both diverse and complementary, such as Black culture and politics in America (Todd Boyd, Michael Eric Dyson, among others) and cultural studies in England (Paul Gilroy, Stuart Hall, among others)....   [tags: Research Proposal ]

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The Gospel In South Africa

- It was the year 1820 when a ships from Britain came bearing a squashed group of 4000 hopeful English came upon the shores of Cape Town. A land of hope lay ahead of the these familes, who had been selected out of a group of some 90 000- all of whom fleeing the rising unemployment facing Britian after the Napoleonic wars. On the ship was a young Methodist minister whose longed not to escape England, but to preach the gospel.Little did he know how powerful a impact he would have in history. The Cape was very different from the place of his birth in Glasgow, but William Shaw didn’t mind that....   [tags: religion, methodist church]

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Social Entrepreneurship and South Africa

- Socially, entrepreneurship empowers citizens, generates innovation and changes mind sets. These changes have the potential to successfully integrate developing countries into the global economy. Economically, entrepreneurship stimulates markets by not always inventing or producing new things but introducing and exploring new and better dimensions. The formation of new business leads to job creation and has a multiplying effect on the economy because it lead to economic growth and expansion; social entrepreneurs serve as wide-ranging examples of motivation, purpose, selflessness and ability, especially among the young generation, seeing other successful in their own ventures and making positi...   [tags: challenges, failures, global economy]

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Caltex's Business in South Africa

- In my opinion Caltex’s plan was important to the South African. It allowed the black majority to be able to have top jobs in their companies and it also helped them to be able to be with and care for families and dependants. Blacks had no right to vote, they had to use separate areas in public, including dining places, bathrooms, transportation, and others. Caltex became a founder signatory of the Sullivan Principles in South Africa. The majority of investment was done by foreign companies. One of the biggest companies was Caltex....   [tags: Business Management]

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The Imposition of Colonialism on Africa

- African Colonialism The imposition of colonialism on Africa drastically reconstructed the continent. All over, European powers attempted to “assimilate” countries into their own, all the while exploiting and victimizing their people, culture, and resources. However, if there was one aspect of colonialism that provided a fertile ground for conflict, it was the unknowingly insidious method of introducing religion, specifically Christianity, into African families. This is particularly exemplified in the novels Things Fall Apart, Houseboy, and Weep Not, Child....   [tags: Christian missionaries, ]

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Increase in Airline Accidents in Africa

- Africa has the lowest air traffic rate in the world with a dismal 3 percent of the population opting for air travel. Based on the statistics released by Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization this aversion to air travel can be attributed to the frequent and tragic airline accidents, accounting for an overwhelming 17 percent of the accidents around the globe. The heightened fear is especially pervasive in Nigeria that has witnessed a record number of air crashes in the nation’s air transport history....   [tags: dana airlines, air traffic, air travel]

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Africa: The Battle of Algiers

- Around the mid twentieth century, Africa saw an increase in independence movements and decolonization efforts. Even up to the 1960s, some European powers still had a colony in Africa, such as France. In 1954, the National Liberation Front (FLN) in Algeria started a guerrilla campaign to gain independence from France. Much later in the decade, South Africa, who gained their independence from Great Briton in 1930, struggled with a racial system called Apartheid. This was used to suppress the native black population, and through racial segregation, the minority white population came into power....   [tags: Independence Movements, Decolonization]

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The Apartheid in South Africa

- In 1948 the National Party took power of South Africa. The all-white minority government began enforcing already existing laws that encouraged segregation and separatism in the non-white majority country. Under these new sanctions apartheid, which literally means a policy or system of segregation or discrimination on grounds of race, non-whites would be forced to not only go to separate public facilities but would later be force to live on separate lands similar to that of the Native Americans in the United States....   [tags: Financial Support, United Nations]

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IMF, World Bank And Africa

- IMF, World Bank And Africa An avid viewer of television has seen the commercials portraying shortages of food and mass starvation in Africa. Yet in these times of relative prosperity, little is heard of Africa’s debt problem. Although the total debt of all African countries combined is small in comparison to that of the United States, millions of people suffer as a result. However, it is not until these countries have difficulty repaying their loans that the international community begins to take notice....   [tags: Economics Banks African Essays]

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Money Donation Programs for Africa

- Images of their innocent, pleading eyes flashed across the screen, and a lump rose in my throat. The camera panned across the Kenyan slum. Crowds of emaciated children, each bone visible because of their near-nudity, shuffled along a single set of train tracks. Chaotically packed, one-room shacks of metal and wood occupied little space. Trash piles overflowed in every corner. Around me, sniffles and soft cries erupted throughout the room. The American notion of Africa conjures up images of a single continent of desolate poverty, tribal and uncivilized factions, and less-fortunate breeding grounds for AIDS....   [tags: emotions, donated, agencies, pverty, food]

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Incredible Tribe Masaai in Africa

- Africa is a vast continent with 54 established sovereign countries, 9 territories and two facto the independent states with limited or established states. Africa boasts of the continent who speaks more than thousand languages. It won’t be inadequate to state Masaai being one of the most popular tribe of Africa. Masaai tribe roots are etched around Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, They speak Maa language which is related to Dinka and Neur of Nilo-Saharan language tree, but they are well educated in the core languages of these countries such as Swahili and English....   [tags: traditions, language, hunting, habits]

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The Blood Diamonds in Africa

- Were all aware of the poverty that the continent of Africa faces, and that the people of the countries that make up the continent rely on gold and diamonds to keep them alive. Are we also aware that we funded genocide every time we bought Diamonds. Before I stated that Africa relies on gold and diamonds, but a serious matter needs to be brought up for the people who are not dying for these diamonds we buy. We call this the “Blood diamond” Issue because in countries like Angola, Sierra Lenone and ,Liberia a civil war was acted out and was being funded by diamonds people in outside countries were buying, being sold for 3.72 billon dollars at a time for a substantial amount of the clear colored...   [tags: gold, rebel militaries, land digging]

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Child Labour in West Africa

- Children are the future of this world, as adults we do everything in our power to provide our children with the opportunity to lead a better life than the one we had. However, in West Africa there are an estimated “1.8 million children” who are stripped of their basic right of attending school, and put to work instead so they can help their families afford basic needs. Many times these children work up to sixty hours a week in hazardous or slave like conditions. Violating many of these children’s fundamental human right....   [tags: Human rights, education, poverty, children]

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Low Entrepreneurship in South Africa

- Entrepreneurship is as vital as blood to the sustainability of any body of people that make up a nation. The trends in this nation go from alarmingly large gaps between the rich and the poor (57.8% highest in the world) to the highest unemployment rates in sub-Saharan Africa which translate into a need for about 5 to 6 million jobs. Defined as “the act of initiating, creating, building an entrepreneurial team, and gathering the necessary resources to exploit an opportunity in the marketplace for long-term wealth and capital gain” (Van Aardt, 2011), entrepreneurship, amongst other things, is the only way that the before mentioned gap can be eradicated increasing the competitiveness of our nat...   [tags: Entrepreneurship, FNB, BEE]

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Struggles in Out of Africa

- Out of Africa focuses on the life of the narrator and main character, Karen Blixen who faces many problems shortly after her arrival in Africa. She has arranged a marriage of convenience with Baron Bror Von Blixen, her second cousin. Karen immediately struggles with keeping her marriage with him, as things turns out unexpected. Bror’s announcement of the coffee plantation angers Karen. It later on turns out that Bror is also incapable of managing the farm, being completely unreliable with money....   [tags: relationship, marriage, infidelity]

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The Liberation of South Africa

- 1. Introduction The liberation of South Africa (SA) into an independent and democratic nation in 1994 was accompanied by drastic measures to amend persistent disparities especially those among different races. In this notion, many areas, healthcare were prioritised as one such important sector. Currently under the rule of the African National Congress (ANC) party, the South African government has recently published the National Health Insurance (NHI) Green Paper. This essay will discuss the economic incidence of implementing the NHI....   [tags: finance, healthcare system]

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A Woman's Worth in Africa

- In Language Planning & Gender Planning Ali Mazuri writes, that there are three routes for Africa to attain full gender inclusion. He cites the need for either diplomatic, gender or language planning (86). Although Mazuri understands the demand for full gender inclusion, he may have missed the mark on the pathway to achievement. Gender and diplomatic planning have their place, in this pursuit, but they do not belong on the center stage. If the true goal is to allow more women the opportunity to succeed, then the governments must start with language planning....   [tags: attaining full gender inclusion]

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Imperialism in South Africa

- During Imperialistic times South Africa was a region of great resources that was greatly disputed over (Ellis). Europe’s main goal during these times was to compete against each other and played a “game” of which country can imperialize more African countries than the other. Imperialism was a curse to South Africa, because many wars, laws, and deaths were not necessary and would not have happened if South Africa were not imperialized. Imperialism is the domination by one country of political, economic, or cultural life of another country or region and occurred during the 1800’s in Africa....   [tags: British Empire, Dutch/Zulu territories]

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The Economy of Algeria, Africa

- Second largest country in Africa, tenth largest country in the world, diverse culture extending from the Mediterranean coast to the dunes of the Sahara Desert...Algeria. Even with its massive size the current status of Algeria’s economy is quivering in the lofty winds of the Tell Atlas Mountains. The economy tends to remain dominated by the state, which is accordingly a legacy of the country’s socialist post-independence development model. Hydrocarbons are the backbone for Algeria, accounting for 60% of budget revenues, 30% GDP, and 95% of export earnings....   [tags: diverse culture, hydrocarbon, minerals]

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European Missionaries in Africa

- European Missionaries in Africa      At the beginning of the nineteenth century, Christianity was bounded to the coastal areas of Africa. At this time in Western Africa, there were a total of three missionary societies operating in western Africa. There was the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG), the Wesleyan Missionary Society (WMS), and the Glasaw and Scottish Missionary Society (GSMS). In the southern portion of Africa, the Morovian Missionary and the London Missionary were dominant....   [tags: African Missionaries Religion Essays]

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Nadine Gordimer on South Africa

- In the twentieth century alone, the world has witnessed oppression in many places, like the South African apartheid, which literally means “apartness” (Omond 11). Nadine Gordimer, an esteemed author and South African native, has lived to see the injustice and conflict her country has experienced during apartheid rule, which lasted just under a half-century. Most of her literary work throughout the decades of apartheid oppression united under the banner of freedom for the victims of apartheid. Her books speaking on the dangers and horrors of apartheid, as well as a call for its dismantling earned her a Nobel Peace Prize for literature in 1991....   [tags: oppression, apartheid, racism]

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The Two Societies of Africa

- In Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, there are instances where readers would argue that he is racist. Conrad’s book is exceptionally challenging and he intentionally made it perplexing for the reader so that his attitude toward the racial issues in the book would be difficult to determine. Overall, though, the book is ironic in how cannibals are interpreted as pleasant and pilgrims as evil, and the contrast of language shows both Conrad and his narrator Marlow are not racist. Conrad takes sides with the oppressed cannibals in the story to indicate that they have some power over the pilgrims, which verifies that he is not racist....   [tags: Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness, Racism]

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Analysis of South Africa

- ... The country spent a total expenditure on health per capita of 942 U.S dollars in the year 2011. The total expenditure on health of gross domestic product was 8.5% (WHO, 2013). The United States exports 7.3 billion U.S. dollars’ of goods to South Africa in 2011. The top exports included vehicles, gold, oil, electrical machinery, wheat, dairy products, poultry meat, and vegetable oil. South Africa exported 9.5 billion U.S. dollars’ worth of products to the United States. Some of the top categories of the U.S....   [tags: culture, country, health, nursing]

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Gender Inequality in Africa

- Gender Inequality in Africa It is true of Africa that women constitute a treasure that remains largely hidden. (Moleketi 10) African women grow 90% of all African produce, and contribute about 70% of Africa’s agricultural labor every year. (Salmon 16) Both the labor and food that are provided by African women go towards the increase in Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). (Moleketi 10) Although African women are feeding the majority of Africa’s inhabitants, the constricting ropes of gender inequality are still holding them back from being appreciated and living up to their full potential....   [tags: women discrimination and abuse]

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China’s Investment in Africa

- ... III. THE POSITIVE OUTCOMES Among what is considered as positive outcomes in Sino-African relations are first of all (preceding all the infrastructural development) the availability of cheap goods including clothes, upholstery, and Chinese cars that have flooded the African market. China has created an alternative financial empowerment that has led to an increased quality of life of many Africans because of the affordability of their products. Counted also among the positive impacts are China’s capital investments in infrastructure, skill and knowledge transfer (which honestly in my opinion are the least realized positive outcomes), generous aid packages (which often have unclear terms)...   [tags: global economy, international relationships]

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Africa's Health Care Crisis

- The residents of Africa are suffering from preventable, treatable, and fatal diseases everyday at a higher rate compared to developed countries. The healthcare crisis in Africa is the primary cause of all these deaths, and includes inefficient healthcare systems. Consequently, African's inefficient healthcare systems results in poor delivery of care and a shortage of health professionals. The healthcare crisis in Africa is a current issue impacting the lives of many African's who don't have the same access to resources as developed countries such as the United States....   [tags: Inefficient Health Care, Apartheid]

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Apartheid In South Africa

- Segregation is a concept as old as time, and it is not unique to the United States. South Africa still suffers from the effects of an organized and government mandated system of segregation called apartheid that lasted for over a quarter of a century. Apartheid, literally translated from Afrikaans, means apartness (Mandela 40). It is defined as a policy of racial segregation and “political and economic discrimination against non-European groups in the Republic of South Africa” (“Apartheid”)....   [tags: South African Apartheid 2014]

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China's Presence in Africa

- China’s Presence in Africa China has long been known as a nation that has been a part of every history of each country around the globe. The nation has been known as a friend to many especially in the field of trade and business. They have introduced Western nations to rare and exquisite Eastern culture, cuisine and resources only one can find in the region. For the Eastern nations it has worked with, it was the Chinese who have introduced Western merchandise and traditions. At present, the country is slowly becoming famous not only for its economic boom but also due to its rapidly increasing power of its influence in other countries....   [tags: Trade ]

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Rooting For Africa Response

- Dear Editor In response to the article “Rooting for Africa” published in the May issue of ‘BBC Focus on Africa’ magazine, I truly think it is a remarkable thing for African Americans to trace their roots to Africa. I believe it will benefit both the African Americans and Africans. “Rootedness is essential for any human being.” It is consequential for individuals to know where they originate, so that they can have a sense of identity and belonging. Since their ancestors were shipped to the US many years ago, African Americans “culturally......   [tags: Race]

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Chinese Companies in Africa

- The investment of Chinese companies in Africa has advanced observably throughout the most recent five decades and in three different phases. At first, the connections were made between China and African countries as they picked autonomy. Later in year 1971, China was an official and permanent member of UN Security Council. The last stage blankets the post-Maosist period and is described by the liberalization and resulting development of the Chinese economy. Africa is rich in natural resources and since it is a developing nation, the countries encourage FDI....   [tags: investment, political relations]

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We Must Protect Africa

- Africa is the second largest continent in the world behind Asia. While Africa is known for having many species of animals, it is also known for eight major physical regions according to Margery G: “The Sahara, the Swahill Coast, the rain forest, the African Great Lakes, and Southern Africa” (7). Probably one of the most known desserts in the world is in Africa which is the Sahara. Sahara is the 3rd largest desert in the world and in addition, it is the hottest desert. Just so everyone has an idea of how big the Sahara is, if it is being compared to another country, the Sahara will be bigger than Brazil, in South America....   [tags: geography, savanna]

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South Africa Issues Today

- South Africa has been plagued for centuries by racial inequality and economic disparity. Blacks were relegated to mere servants of the white population. Apartheid, lasting from 1948 to 1994 furthered this gap between the races. When the apartheid-supporting Nationalist government lost its hold on power in 1994, the new ANC spoke of economic prosperity for all South Africans; however, economic disparity continues to plague South Africa, and there is still a high correlation between total income and race....   [tags: Racial Inequality, Economic Disparity]

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South Africa Development Plan

- South Africa is a country in the continent of Africa, located to the south tip as its name suggests. Colonized by the Dutch in 1994, South Africa is comprised into nine provinces while being bordered to the north by the countries: Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe, to the east: Swaziland and Mozambique, while coined is the country Lesotho, completely surrounded by the territory of South Africa. This country is one of the most diverse places in the world, while instead of having one language that is recognized by the population, it has eleven (Rosmarin & Rissik, 2003)....   [tags: Social Studies]

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Apartheid in South Africa

- Apartheid, the Afrikaans word for “apartness” was the system used in South Africa from the years 1948 to 1994. During these years the nearly 31.5 million blacks in South Africa were treated cruelly and without respect. They were given no representation in parliament even though they made up most of the country. It was not until 1994 when a black man named Nelson Mandela came to power in the South Africa congress. Once elected Mandela removed all racist laws against blacks and all other minorities....   [tags: South African Apartheid ]

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European Imperialism in Africa

- Imperialism By the late 19th and early 20th century, Europe was expanding its borders. In an attempt to grow its economy and culture, Europe’s superpowers began to search for new soil. Africa was an easy target; it wasn’t politically secure and it wasn’t modernized. In addition, it had reliable soil which would enable Europe to produce cash crops. European nations began to pour into Africa, called the Scramble for Africa. Soon, Europe took control of Africa, taking raw materials and destroyed African culture....   [tags: Imperialism]

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East Africa Food Crisis

- Lessons can be taught to help prevent future disasters and save lives: respond during the early symptoms (Canada para 1). Ever since late 2010, the horn of Eastern Africa has had to deal with a major food crisis (Loewenberg 17). The food crisis began with a drought which lead to very little food and water sources (Martin 23). Somalia people fled to Kenya and Djibouti; for that reason, the refugee camps became crowded, unsanitary, and lead to many deaths (Martin 23). Thousands of unnecessary deaths occurred and millions of wasted dollars were spent because the world failed to take action on the early warnings of the aforementioned food crisis (Canada para 1)....   [tags: Drought, Water Resources, Refugee Camps]

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Overview of South Africa

- South Africa as the name sounds is located at the south side of Africa (CIA). It is about the size of Columbia (CIA). A country that rest between two great oceans, South Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean. Being partially surrounded; West, East and South, by water. It is regarded as the 25th largest nation in the world with a population of 48.6 million people (CIA). The average temperature for the country is warm, in the winter it’s dry and sunny, and in the summer it’s wet, rainy. The country is a diversified society that comprises of various cultures and demographics....   [tags: population, languages, culture]

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Apartheid in South Africa

- Nelson Mandela helped bring an end to Apartheid in South Africa because he was a believer in basic human rights, leading both peaceful and violent protests against the white South African Government. His beliefs landed him in prison for twenty-seven years, almost three decades. In doing so, he became the face of the apartheid movement both in his country and around the world. When released from prison in 1990, he continued to honor his commitment to fight for justice and equality for all people in South Africa....   [tags: Nelson Mandela, Racism, Discrimination, Injustice]

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Out of Africa Theory

- Development across the world soared to unprecedented levels during the latter half of the nineteenth century as a result of the Industrial Revolution. Increased access to international markets, improvements in technology, advancements in medicinal practices, expansion of education and greater access to resources allowed for many countries, especially those in North America and Europe to rapidly progress through stages two and three of the demographic transition model. Although the global pace of development had increased substantially, the majority of this development was clustered in North America and Europe rather than being evenly dispersed throughout the world....   [tags: World Development, Human Migration]

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Agriculture in South Africa

- Introduction South Africa has proven on several occasions being a powerhouse when it comes to agricultural activities, but being a water scarce country this has not been an easy road but yet it’s a road travelled daily. South Africa covers 1.2million square kilometers of land and has seven climatic regions, ranging from Mediterranean to subtropical and semi-desert. With the country growing by about 2% annually either food production needs to increase as well or food imports should increase, but if production needs to increase this will need to be done by using the same amount of resources or possibly even less (Colin, 2014)....   [tags: Crops, Soil, Water]

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European Imperialism in Africa

- Europe, in the late 1800’s, was starting for a land grab in the African continent. Around 1878, most of Africa was unexplored, but by 1914, most of Africa, with the lucky exception of Liberia and Ethiopia, was carved up between European powers. There were countless motivations that spurred the European powers to carve Africa, like economical, political, and socio–cultural, and there were countless attitudes towards this expansion into Africa, some of approval and some of condemnation. Europe in this period was a world of competing countries....   [tags: Imperialism ]

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