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    Mobutu Sese Seko

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    Mobutu Sese Seko was born in Lisala, Belgian Congo on October 14, 1930. His mother, Marie, was a hotel maid and his father, Albéric, was a cook for a Belgian judge. Albéric died when Mobutu was only eight years old. Mobutu’s mother took care of him and his three other siblings with the help of her relatives. Mobutu was intelligent even as a boy. When he was young, the wife of his father’s employer taught him how to speak fluent French. When Mobutu was old enough his mother sent him away to a catholic

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    REDD+ scheme is a financial transfer mechanism aimed at compensating countries for avoided deforestation and limited forest degradation. The REDD mechanism is supported by various donors, bilateral and multilateral alike. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the tropical countries participating in the REDD partnership. The DRC possesses the second tropical rainforest in the world, spanning around 145 million hectares. It is estimated that 40 gigatonnes of carbon stock –equivalent to 140

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    Deforestation, A Possible Cause of Malaria

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    A common fact that reminds people everyday of how important the rain-forests are to the world is that they provide about three-fourths of the world’s oxygen. So what if this source of life to the planet is removed or even destroyed by Earth’s inhabitants? The obvious answer is that species won’t be able to survive without an oxygen source, but the less obvious is what is happening now with deforestation of the forests, and specifically rain-forests. In these rain-forest regions, such as Vietnam,

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    The history of the Belgian Congo

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    The history of the Belgian Congo is one of terrible sadness and seldom-noted human devastation. From 1885 to 1908 the Congo was ruled by one man as his sole, personal colony; a ruler ironically noted at the time for his philanthropy, King Leopold II of Belgium. Seeking his own colony, he founded the Congo Free State, a massive territory in the African interior that was larger than seventy-six times the size of his own country (Hochschild, 87). A “sober, respectable businessman” by the name of Edmund

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    This international migration occurred between 1948 and 1970s. West Indies consists of around 20 islands. Near half million people left their homes in the Caribbean to live in Britain. Decolonisation between the 1922 to 1975 led to many of England's colonies becoming independent. This led to many people from the ex-colonies such as the West Indies coming over to Britain in search of a better eduction, lifestyle and jobs, as their was high unemployment at home. The end of the second world war, the

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    The Republic of Rwanda

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    and independence necessary for them to grow and prosper. Growth and prosperity are desirable by all, whether a small country or big country. The Republic of Rwanda a small country in Central Africa, located east of Democratic Republic of the Congo has been able to somewhat overcome major challenges. To better understand Rwanda, focus shall be on the history of the country, which will include the colonization era, the fight for independence and the out come of the country. The struggle for

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    The Democratic Republic of Congo Formerly known as Zaire, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DROC) is located in the center of Africa bordered by nine different countries and one territory. (Lerner, 10) The bordering countries are Central African Republic and Sudan at the northern boarder, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Burundi on the eastern boarder, Zambia and Angola directly South of DROC and Congo on the Western boarder. DROC is about one third the size of the United States; consisting

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    Doctors Withour Borders

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    Works Cited "About Us." MSF USA. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 May 2014. "Brazil: MSF Provides Humanitarian Aid to Haitian Asylum Seekers." MSF USA. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 May 2014. "Doctors without Borders - RYOT News." RYOT News. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 May 2014. "DR Congo Army 'used Aid as Bait'" BBC News. BBC, 11 June 2009. Web. 18 May 2014. Gumuchian, Marie-Louise, Jamie Crawford, Neda Farshbaf, Sara Mazloumsaki, and Nana Karikari-Apau. "'Heavy' Death Toll as Thousands Flee South Sudan Violence, U.N. Says." CNN. Cable

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    Democratic Republic of Congo Holocaust

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    The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Holocaust was the bloodiest war fought. This was due to the death toll, possibly larger than that of the Holocaust. Between 1998 and 2007, there were a total of 5.4 million people dead. The number of those deaths has definitely gone up over the years (Heaton 1). Genocide is very vital because of the people being slaughtered and giving their lives away in order to support their political stance. Everyone, whether it is through war or poverty, suffers from this

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    Poaching in Africa

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    of Imperialism of the mid-nineteenth century were created purely for the exploitation of land, resources, and cheap labor to benefit Europe alone. Most notably, Belgium, under the leadership of King Leopold II, established ivory trade stations in Congo from which the lucrative ivory trading business gained legitimacy. One colony in particular, Côte d’Ivoire, obtained its name from its French founders for its reputation as an ivory harvesting province. The demand for ivory, rhinoceros horns, and other

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