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    With reference to economic, political and/or international relations, explain the appeal of the Congo to the great colonial powers in Europe. The Central African region where the Congo is located had held European interest since the 1500’s, when the Portuguese first began the slave trade. After the slave trade, powers in Europe began to realize the potential of the African continent for colonial interests. Thus began the scramble for Africa, dividing the continent between several European countries. The Congo appealed to the colonial powers in Europe due to the availability of raw materials, as well as the tantalizing lure of wealth and power. After the Industrial Revolution took hold in Europe, industrial powerhouses realized they would need a new source for materials if they were to continue manufacturing. Africa was the best place to collect new materials such as the rubber and ivory found in the Congo. Not only were raw materials readily available in the Congo, but so were native peoples to serve as slaves and consumers for manufactured goods. This would be very beneficial for European powers. So, once they realized the resources that could be uncovered in the Congo region, they began to colonize, forever disrupting the peace that was…

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    Central Africa is known for one of their famous national parks called Virunga National Park. Even with their amazing national parks, it is not enough to save them from extreme poverty and hunger. Central African Republic (CAR) current population is about 4,737,423 but has tremendously decreased over the years because many of the people who live in Central Africa have died of hunger. Due to lack of education, poor agriculture, and malnutrition Central Africa suffers from extreme poverty and…

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    household (Smith et al. 594). On the other hand, men did the hard labor work of hunting, herding, trading and welfare. When they returned, the wives would support their husband by sorting everything they have done to make their jobs easier. However, not all women in West Central Africa were limited to working in the fields and managing crops. Women managed to work in mining crews and were most likely assigned to work in gold mines of the Spanish Caribbean (Smith et al. 595). Although they had…

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    The history of a country is significant to the country because it has shaped it to be what it is today. Not only is it important to the country but to the society, as a famous quote went; "people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots". One significant historical event to not only a country and society but to a whole continent was the colonization of almost all the African countries by the European countries. In the 19th and 20th century the…

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    Imagine a family walking through a field in Central Africa when suddenly attacked by armed soldiers. The soldiers force the children to kill their parents during their abduction. This is a frequent occurrence in Africa where the Lord’s Resistance Army is lurking. Child abductions are a huge problem in Central Africa because after being abducted girls are often forced to marry commanders and there are few reception centers available for care after being saved. The Lord’s Resistance Army is still…

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    African Music Ethnography

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    feelings and rituals. This stuck out too me in so many different ways. Another reason why I picked this topic was because of the interesting instruments they play. This music is some of the oldest extant music traditions in the world. It is mind-blowing how meaningful this music is to their culture. This takes place all over African countries from West, Central, Southeast and South Africa. These parts of Africa have different genres of music but is the same culture…

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    The Central Park Five, when the media is reporting the park jogger case with two completely different tones, it failed to comply a basic moral principle: to be objective on any cases. Extreme descriptions such as “wilding” and “wolf pack” exaggerate the negative image of these teenagers, even though who are actually innocent in this case. The media is trying to plant prejudices in the public’s mind, to make decisions for them to treat the five teenager suspects as pure evil and abominable…

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    before. In the meanwhile, CE central team can set up a time together with ICS team to install Office 365 on the team member’s computer. The team members are allowed to keep on working with the traditional ways for a certain time of period, but they should cooperate with the leads transferring, editing and working on Office 365. Step5 Enable action by removing barriers After the introduction of Office 365, there may be more or less some barriers stopping the effectiveness of the change process.…

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    Decentralized Government

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    an increasing globalized trend towards democratic decentralization. Decentralization can be defined as the transfer of governing power, authority and fiscal control from central to local government, and is a highly contentious process of governance (Stren 2011). Within this overarching process, there are many forces that work in conjunction with one another in order to make decentralized governments function aptly. Deconcentration of governing power, fiscal decentralization, and devolution of…

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    African Culture

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    Africa is the 3rd bigger continent in the World. This continent has an enormous variety of cultures blended inside of each nation. The African culture is defined as an Africans identity composed of habits, costumes, and traditions inherited from their ancestors. This inheritance is transmitted from generation to generation. The African culture is defined by several aspects including the Gastronomy, art, and language. Firstly, the African culture is characterized the African culture is the…

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