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    In Heart Of Darkness, Joseph Conrad discusses how the Europeans treat the native congo people. Throughout the novella imperialism is presented by the Europeans attempting to colonize the Congo region. Joseph Conrad explains the harsh exploitation of the Congo through the perspective of Marlow. Marlow sees how the natives are treated with disrespect as their rightful land is taken from them. By analyzing Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad through a new criticism lens, one can see that the novella includes literary devices such as diction, symbolism, and similes to describe the cruel treatment of the natives and the imperialism in Africa. Throughout the Novella Conrad uses dark diction. On page 19, Conrad utilizes the word, “violent” to display…

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    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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    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 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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    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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    Opn Imo Case Study

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    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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    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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    Muslims created a trading center. Soninke kingdom started to move the Trans-Saharan trade routes from the Djenne city on the Niger River valley to North Africa. Almoravid group who later was assumed by the Mandinka Empire has destroyed the Soninke kingdom. Mandinka Empire established a trade route that went back east through Djenne and Timbuktu between the 13th and 15th century. In the 15th century the kingdom of Songhai has asserted its independence to the east, allowing Djenne and Timbuktu to…

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    African from the southern Mail and Nomadic and Arab affiliated groups of the Tuarage rebels of the northern Mali exacerbate the situation of the conflict. The weak central governance and the political under-representation of certain ethnic groups fuelled tensions. At the same time, low confidence in the power and effectiveness of ruling institutions made people more willing to take matters into their own hands. Besides, poverty, unemployment, corruption and weak governance contribute to…

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    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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