Africa

  • Africa In South Africa

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    Africa has over fifty-four different countries but the Western Sahara is a non-self governing territory. Africa is the world’s oldest populating country and is also known for being the second populous continent with 1.1 billion people. Africa gives the entire world about 16% of its populations. Africa is also known to be the poorest and undeveloped country. There are over 2.5 million people infected with a sexual transmitted disease called Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which is a life threatening

  • Africa

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    Europe tried to take many countries, Africa being one of them. The European countries had an effect on Africa today throughout all the primes. Europe had an effect on the African way of life, that in some ways were good, and in some ways bad. Imperialism is defined as the extension or rule or influence by one government, nation, or society over the political, economic, or cultural life of another. European nations decided they wanted land in the mostly unexplored continent, and they took it, without

  • Africa

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    Africa is in abundance of natural wonders. Be it, its Safaris, exotic wildlife, plethora of ecosystems and geographical features, of which many only dream of one day experiencing. Scientific evidence points to Africa as the origins of the beginning of human life. Not to mentions, its excess of natural resources such as oil, diamonds, gold, iron, cobalt, uranium, copper, bauxite, silver, petroleum, adding to its enticing wonders. Unfortunately, Africa’s natural wonders fall prey to exploitation

  • Africa

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    Europeans to the continent of Africa in the late 1400’s. They would soon discover the abundance of its natural resources and in the next four centuries would systematically trigger the breakdown African societies. These acts would lead the Africans to be integrated into an exploited and racially dominated labor structures that would spread throughout the world.      It began with the exploration of the Portuguese in and around western Africa in the late 1400’s to gain access

  • AFRICA

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    estimated that there will be a 20% drop in population in East Africa by the year 2001 because of AIDS (Stine, 360). “AIDS is the leading cause of deaths among adult men and the second leading cause of deaths among adult women in Africa” (Bethel, 13).      “It is extremely difficult to judge the exact extent of AIDS in Africa, either geographically or in the population” so rather than just focusing on Western Africa , we should look at the bigger picture (Bethel, 138). Also,

  • africa

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    The film Blood Diamond depicts the struggles and wars over “conflict diamonds” that occurred in Sierra Leone at the time. It was directed by Edward Zwick and shot in Sierra Leone, Mozambique and South Africa. The films main characters are Solomon Vandy, an African man captured by RUF rebels to mine for diamonds, Danny Archer, a diamond trader and smuggler, and Maddy Bowen, a journalist reporting the events in Sierra Leon at the time. The film Blood Diamond provides an excellent example of the

  • Africa

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    Semyon tells Tarter about the gentlemen who attempts to recreate his life. All hopes eventually diminish as the issues increase. Similar to “In Exile”, Africa struggles with severe mob conflicts that leave people without food or shelter, many die from health issues and others are forced to live in exile within their own country. The people of Africa suffer each day as the quality of their life diminishes, left with hopelessness, confusion, and the struggle to live another day. Civilians find themselves

  • Africa

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    the colonizers were evangelizing or proselyting the people of Africa? While readings several documents I got mixture of both, several of the writers were wrap up with the thought of this concept of Africa being delivered the word of the colonizer. Other writers were not much for this concept, as they saw that it was more of exploiting Africa for it riches, but they also as well that this idea of religion could eventually benefit Africa. The writers I closely embody this way of thinking were Delany

  • africa

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    Cultures      Africa has more than 800 languages native to its continent. African cultures are so diverse that they are different from any other culture of the world. African cultures contain many different languages. African languages range from common French to languages unheard of to most people such as Swahili. African arts are much different than American arts. Their art involves much more creative pottery, masks, and paintings. Africa has a very interesting culture. Reasons

  • Africa

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    circumstances. One of these areas that they profited from was the kingdom of Kongo. Kongo was a major Bantu-speaking kingdom astride the Congo River in west-central Africa, probably founded in the 14th century. It was governed by a king, the manikongo, whose economic power was based upon trade in ivory, hides, slaves, and a shell currency of western Africa. Within a few years after the Portuguese first encountered the kingdom in 1484, the sixth manikongo, Nzinga Mbemba, later Alfonso 1, converted to Christianity

  • Africa

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    evil religion which sacrifices humans as well as animals to demonic gods. I think it has been around for thousands of years, but is little left today. I believe that Voodoo is nothing but evil and the work of the devil. Voodoo originated in Western Africa by the Yoruba tribe. The Yoruba religion has about four hundred lesser gods called Orisa. This is not the actual Voodoo religion as we know it today, but plays an important role in it. Voodoo believes that the Grand Master or God rules over all things

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    European exploration began in the early 15th century when Portuguese traders first sailed to the continent of Africa. With the growth of maritime trade and exploration, interest in Africa, the Americas, and Asia picked up with four European nations dominating: Spain, The Netherlands, Britain and France. Over the next five centuries each of these countries established numerous colonies, with France becoming one of the countries with the most holdings. It was not until post WWII that decolonization

  • Africa

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    back to World War 1 when the world was in need of raw materials and many of the developed countries in that period did not have them. Belgium, after the fall of the rubber industry as at this time looking for a new profit maker from its colony in Africa and sought out natural minerals that could be used for construction, the detection of copper cobalt and uranium made this possible. A new rail system was developed to the mineral rich region and exports rose. These exports of copper and other mineral

  • Africa

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    foreign investors and these foreign investors are attracted for setting up their business in some other country only if they feel that the venture is indeed propitious. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one such country. Located in the central Africa and having the riches of natural resources like copper, diamonds, cobalt, gold, wood, petroleum and good; and with an agro based resources like rubber, cotton, sugar, tea, coffee and palm oil makes DRC one of the best location for mining and agro

  • Portrayals Of Africa And Its Effects On Africa

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    clear that the social connotations associated with this topic are subject to change, whether it is positively or negatively. The depiction of Africa and its inhabitants are no different. Without a doubt, one can say that movies based on Africa and Africans have changed, but only to a certain amount. Many of these films still portray three different kinds of Africa (Thiong’o 1993), all of them being a “dream and nightmare” (Dunn 1996) and Africans as being seen as inferior barbarians (Walker and Rasamimanana

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    Europe. The French decolonization experience was the most traumatic compared to any another European nation as the French continuously fought to hold onto their colonies. France was constantly at war trying to suppress revolts throughout Asia and Africa. With a large overseas empire, it became impossible to assert its authority as revolts were widespread and simultaneously occurring. Coupled with problems at home caused by both World War I and II and the revolts overseas, the Fourth Republic of France

  • Africa Hunger And Poverty Of Africa

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    to its citizens. Africa, home to a plethora of cultures, is one region that has struggled with food security throughout history. Although other countries may overlook leftover food being tossed into landfills, some people, including many Africans, cannot afford such a luxury. These millions of Africans, who live day by day unsure of where their next meal will come from, suffer from a malady of directly related problems. It was estimated in 2010 that 239 million people in Africa were undernourished

  • South Africa In South Africa

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    Introduction South Africa is a nation that has been through many things/challenges which has cost pains in many families and left them in sorrow while having to many questions without answers. One can say that regardless of all efforts that has been put intopracticed over the past 20 years to change the way South Africa was during apartheid nothing seems to working, it is clear to me that the past still exist somehow in some parts of areas within our society, certain number of South Africans who

  • Stereotypical Africa vs. Real Africa

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    admit that I have never been to Africa. Further, my opinion about the “black continent” has been shaped by what I have seen or read in media. When I think about Africa, the images that first come to mind are; various wildlife programs on National Geographic channel; Michael Jackson’s music video “Black or White”; various campaigns by world leaders to eradicate poverty; and dictators and ethnic strife. And off course the campaign against apartheid in South Africa. I don’t know for what reason,

  • The Malinke Empire In Africa And The Empire Of Africa

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    Centered along the Malian-Mauritanian frontier the empire of Ghana, one of Africa’s first empires, was prospering. As Ghana continued to reign over western Africa another empire was beginning to emerge. Under the leadership of Sundjata Keita the Malinke Empire, otherwise known as the empire of Mali, was being formed around the upper area of the Niger River. When the empire of Ghana was overtaken by Muslim Almoravids during the 11th century, the Malinke Empire was more than ready to take it’s place

  • Africa In Afric A Journey To Travel To Africa

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    For as long as I can remember my great grandpa has told me his amazing adventures from when he traveled to Africa. As an African Wildlife Specialist so he and my great grandma lived there for five years. His stories were always so thrilling and interesting. The stories where so vivid in my mind, like I could reach out and feel the smooth grass and hear the birds chirping. After every story he told, he always made me promise that I would pass his adventures down to my children and for me to

  • Books for Africa

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    Books for Africa has kept over 28 million books out of landfills.(“Got books”page 1) Books for Africa is a organization that sends books to less fortunate children in Africa. Books for Africa is working hard to improve literacy rates in Africa. Books for Africa is a non-charitable organization that sends books to less fortunate kids in Africa. The organization is 100 percent volunteers dedicated to raising money to buy books. I'm sure you are wondering about sending books to Africa. The African

  • Decolonization of Africa

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    (Macmillan). This speech, made by the prime minister of England in 1960, highlights the vast changes occurring in Africa at the time. Changes came quickly. Over the next several years, forty-seven African countries attained independence from colonial rule. Many circumstances and events had and were occurring that led to the changes to which he was referring. The decolonization of Africa occurred over time, for a variety of complex reasons, but can be broken down into two major contributing factors:

  • The Scramble for Africa

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    tribes in Africa. The Africans had no choice, their opinions didn’t matter, they were just like the land: they were just property. Life for the Africans wasn’t always run by imperialist. Although Europeans did have ties with the Europeans in the 1450s, the Europeans didn’t have control over much land. The land they did have control over was costal; they were afraid to venture any further because of the high risk of malaria. Another factor was African tribes having a strong militaries. Africa was broken

  • AIDS in Africa

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    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. Africa has two-thirds of that number. According to the United Nations Aids Program on HIV/Aids, and World Health Organization (WHO), estimates, seven out of ten people newly infected with HIV in 1998 live in sub Saharan Africa. Among children

  • SW Africa

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    brutality, notably with respect to the genocide of the Ovaherero and Nama in German South West Africa. Of course nothing so broad as an entire colonial empire can be accounted for by such a simple description. The German colonial empire was as varied in policies and ruling style as it was in geography. Educational provision across the colonies was similarly diverse. When the British took over German East Africa (Tanganyika) in 1919, they found a large population of educated and literate Africans. German

  • The Scramble for Africa

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    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

  • The partition of Africa

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    was the scramble for Africa and how did it impact the continent of Africa? The scramble for Africa was a result of European countries trying to colonize Africa. The goal of many European countries was to attain as much land on the continent of Africa as possible. They wanted the land to further benefit European countries economically, culturally, and politically. In the process, the people of Africa were forgotten and not taken into consideration. A majority of Africa experienced imperialism

  • The Religions of Africa

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    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

  • The Scramble for Africa

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    What was the Scramble for Africa? The Scramble for Africa was a period of time where major European countries fought over and colonized land in Africa, stretching from South Africa to Egypt. The scramble for Africa began shortly after the slave trade, and ended at WW1, and is a strong representation of the ‘New Imperialism’. The first country to act was Belgium, who colonized Congo at 1885, but soon, other countries such as Portugal and Great Britain joined in in order to not miss out. Firstly

  • Aid for Africa

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    developing, too. Considering all the issues with regard to development, Africa was obviously below the average; in other words, Africa was a poor continent which consists of poor countries. Even though the initiatives by helping Africa have not changed the wretched conditions yet, the right decision is to remain compassion: Wealthy nations and unions should help Africa because of justice, economic and health reasons. To begin with, as Africa is facing with weak justice, aid for African people is required

  • Imperialism in Africa

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    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

  • South Africa

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    Table 2. South Africa Pluses and Minuses: PLUSES MINUSES • Diversity – providing a colorful labor pool • Tries to be undifferentiated and democratic, but still wounded by “white” dominance • Developed economy – independent for decades • Overall exports fell by 7% • Social unrest scared investors • Natural resources – like no other country in the world • Falling demand for metals exports • BRICS member – opened doors for many new economic opportunities • The “Fragile Fifth” of BRICS – current account

  • South Africa

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    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

  • The Status of Africa

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    conceptions of Africa, for it seems that these wretched conditions and the continent itself are permanently linked. (4) Mackel’s article reminded this writer of a little anecdote told by a fellow countryman of mine named Kagiso, who is from northern Botswana and is currently studying in Alabama. Apparently, one of his American classmates innocently asked him how he had escaped from the civil war going on in Africa. According to Kagiso, this particular classmate of his has this notion that Africa is just

  • AIDS in Africa

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    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

  • South Africa

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    lives. Unfortunately, these situations are not fictional. In South Africa, Human Rights are violated because basic resources are limited, police abuse their power, and people are forced into labor. In South Africa, people suffer due to the lack of basic resources . A vivid example that demonstrates how pressing and hardship it is to obtain water supply is the story of Butsi Mashilone. This grandmother from Pietersburg, South Africa must walk miles to obtain scraps of water to maintain her six nephews

  • Poverty in Africa

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    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. In addition, Africa's share of income has been consistently dropping over the past century by any measure. In 1820, the average European worker earned about three times what the average African did. Now, the average European earns twenty times what the average African does. Although per capita incomes in Africa have also been steadily

  • South Africa

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    South Africa The Republic of South Africa is located on the southern tip of the continent of Africa. It is slightly less than twice the size of Texas, about 1,223,201 square kilometers. Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland run from west to east along South Africa’s northern border. The country of Lesotho lies entirely within the borders of South Africa and is completely landlocked. The South Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean surround the southern coast. South Africa is divided

  • AIDS In Africa

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    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

  • AIDS in Africa

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    Epidemiologist in Kampala, Uganda. Aids has been a tragic epidemic throughout Africa since 1982. More than one million adults and children die every year from HIV/AIDS in Africa alone. Although a cure for the problem has yet to be discovered, an abundant amount of organizations are helping to alleviate the problem of aids today all over the world in hopes to develop an aids free future. Scientists identified a type of chimpanzee in West Africa as the primary source of HIV in humans. The earliest known case of

  • Poverty in Africa

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    people have heard the phrase “poverty in Africa.” It is a prevalent issue that many Americans, though on the other side of the world, want to help out with. Several charities spawn every year to help the African countries that are in need, and cause groups help raise awareness of the issue. However, the amount of poverty in Africa rose 43% from 1994 to 2004, and the numbers keep rising (IRIN Africa). Also, 33 of the 49 least-wealthy countries are in Africa (UN-OHRLLS). The statistics are eye-opening

  • AIDS in Africa

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    AIDS In Africa      HIV-AIDS has infected over thirty million people in the world. Over 95% of all AIDS cases in the world are in Africa and in some of those countries over 40% of the people are infected (Frederickson and Kanabus HIV and AIDS in Africa 1). AIDS does not solely affect homosexuals, or any certain ethnicity of people, either; HIV-AIDS can affect any type of ethnicity including African Americans, Caucasians, Asians, Indians, and Hispanic people. AIDS cannot be reversed or cured

  • AIDS in Africa

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         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

  • Mysterious Africa

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    Africa has always been mysterious to the rest of the world. The Greeks and the Romans traded with the peoples of Northern Africa. However, they thought that the land mass went no farther south than present day Somalia. In fact, Alexander the Great even considered shipping supplies for his armies around this smaller Africa to India. This same idea continued well into the 15th and 16th centuries until it was discovered that Africa has an extremely large southern protrusion making the second largest

  • South Africa

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    A South Africa that increases this anti-western sentiment can be increasingly dangerous for U.S. efforts in the rest of the African continent. Generally, South Africa has been heralded by the U.S. as a source of stable democracy and as a beacon for other African powers to model. However, if South Africa decides to distance itself politically through actions such as snubbing a European summit, then adversaries in the region may try to capitalize on this rhetoric. In the unlikely case that Zuma is

  • Poaching in Africa

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    outreach through educational services, and increasing the funding for African national park rangers, poaching in Central Africa may diminish to the benefit of both African society and the global ecosystem. Today’s modern poaching business resonates the influence of former European control over regions in Africa where exotic animals are prevalent. Many European colonies organized in Africa during the Age of Imperialism of the mid-nineteenth century were created purely for the exploitation of land, resources

  • south africa

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    South Africa recognizes with concern the augmenting issue of climate deterioration, which leads to the deterioration of the quality of life of present and future generation of humankind. Climate change leads to catastrophic effects, such as global warming (the temperature during the last 50 years has increased 0,85°C), and, as it is reported by IPCC ( don't use abbreviations without explaining), food shortages, deadly deceases like malaria, an increase in global catastrophes like flooding and hurricanes

  • South Africa

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    South Africa Many say that South Africa is the land of ‘Outeniqua’, translated to the land of milk and honey, but is it really? South Africa has a rich history and is one of the most prosperous economies in southern Africa. The post 1994 South Africa government has embraced a neoliberal macro-economic framework, in hopes that it will bring about a stable economic environment for the county. This neoliberal macro-economy goal was to encourage economic growth, future investments and the creation of

  • Explorers of Africa

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    Explorers of Africa Mungo Park was a Scottish explorer who led one of the first expeditions to investigate the course of the Niger river in Western Africa. Mungo Park was a 23 year-old scottish surgeon who had just returned from a journey to Sumatra on a ship of the East India Company. There he had discovered 6 species of fish, and he had published descriptions in a Scientific Journal. In 1795, Park had gone to Piscina, on an offer to research further into Africa. Park had accepted