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  • Autonomy In The Niger Delta

    production and sale of oil. These problems are all especially evident in the Niger Delta. As a resident of the Niger Delta and an ethnic minority within Nigeria, I have a unique perspective on the situations at hand, as well as how they aught to be remedied. I hope to see citizens of the Delta gain an increased amount of regional autonomy, as well as to see the Delta receive more financial benefits for its role in the nation’s largest and most profitable export. I hope to see these changes reflected in new fiscal and environmental government policies, in conjunction with greater…

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  • The Niger Economy

    security of Niger extremely vulnerable. The Republic of Niger is a landlocked country of 21.48 million people (Food Security Index). Niger’s economy is predominatly based on agriculture. Most families depend on subsistence agriculture, as fourth-fifths of Niger’s population depends on subsistence farming (Our Africa). With recurrent severe droughts and low annual rainfall, the food supply in Niger is shrinking. If these trends of droughts and low rainfall persit, the economy will continue to…

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  • Northern Mali Conflict Analysis

    As a result of the downfall of the Gadhafi regime in Libyan, a large number of Tuareg soldiers who served in Gaddafi’s military returned to Mali. These Tuaregs were well-trained, well-armed and would go on to from the MNLA. The MNLA is only the most recent iteration of Tuareg militancy with Tuareg rebellions occurring in Niger and Algeria as well as Mali. There have been two other major Tuareg rebellions in Mali in 1990 and 2007. The Tuaregs are nomadic people and as a result are well suited to…

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  • The Influence Of The Tuareg Culture

    A semi-nomadic pastoralist culture in the middle of modern, Westernizing Africa, is an ethnic group called the Tuareg. Though diverse and living in separate communities speckled throughout Algeria, Mali, and Niger, the Tuareg are united by their shared language and proud history. They were expert traders and formidable warriors, raiding and conquering to find the best land for the livestock, prior to the European colonization of Africa. For the Tuareg, it was the French that proved too…

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  • Bones Of The Sahara Desert Analysis

    to 126 degrees Fahrenheit. The video “Bones of the Sahara” by PBS. The video is about a Paleontologist who discovers human bones in the Sahara Desert and he tries to discover who these people are and what civilization are they from. The Paleontologist also tries to discover what kind of life they lived and what the environment was like in the time the humans lived in. The name of the Paleontologist is Paul Sereno. He is a well-known Dinosaur Paleontologist. In the year 2000 he was in the Sahara…

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  • Sahelian Region Essay

    The Sahelian region comprises of countries such as Algeria, Mali, Senegal, Chad, Eritrea, Mauritania, Chad and Niger. Natural disasters such as floods and drought, animal diseases have been more frequent in West Africa (Barnabas, Jager, & Feher 2008). People living in this region have been suffering a lot. These disasters tend to bring about poverty, food insecurity, child malnutrition, conflicts, lack of basic services, poor governance and political instability, and weak economies dependent on…

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  • Opn Imo Case Study

    BACKGROUND The Overview of the Nigeria Education Sector The Federal Republic of Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country is in the West African sub-region, bordered by Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Nigeria currently has 36 states with a Federal Capital Territory and a population of over 150 million people. Osun state is one of the 36 states in Nigeria; it is located in the south western part of the country with a population of over 3…

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  • Niger Lack Of Education

    Niger has several problems throughout the country right now, but one of the most noticeable issues is the lack of primary education. In 2012, children were only expected to persist through five years of primary schooling ("Millenium Development Goals"). That is akin to expecting all children to start school in kindergarten and drop out after fifth grade. Yet not everybody gets the chance to attend for this long—only 49.3 percent of Nigeriens have completed primary school, and in 2012, 978,723…

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  • Operation One Cow Leg Case Study

    Background In Ghana—like it neighbors—mechanisms such as ethnic tensions, religious, political, and social problems persist. Despite these challenges, Ghana’s post-independence era evolved peacefully without a civil war or large scale conflict. In the past three decades, Ghana develops the enhanced capability to manage conflicting and competing social interests, allowing the country to pursue a peaceful economic development trajectory and a deliberative political discourse. In spite of Ghana’s…

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  • My Culture: Pounded Yam And Egusi Soup

    Here I go again writing about the most beautiful thing that I know, and the best thing that has ever happened to me, which is none other than my “CULTURE.” According to Google, “culture is the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts”. I’m proud to be a part of such an amazing culture, but before I talk about it, I want to give credit to the country where this culture originated. I come…

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