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Nigeria protests to South Africa over Cape Town beating - BBC News

Nigeria protests to South Africa over Cape Town beating - BBC News | Africa | Scoop.it
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Nigeria protests to South Africa over Cape Town beating
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Nigeria has protested to South Africa about a "merciless attack" by police on one of its nationals in Cape Town, its foreign ministry has said.
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This article/video is about a video in Capetown of police and security guards stripped, handcuffed, and beaten up. Nigerians are protesting because the man getting beat up by the police is not from South Africa, but from Nigeria. Rights groups have already accused South African police officers of brutality and incompetence. The police and guards have later been arrested.

This article helps me understand Africa, especially South Africa on the violence that happens there. It helps me understand how the police aren't that good, and that they don't treat foreigners and immigrants well. 

I think that these police officers and guards should be arrested and never put into that position again. This was the only few times where it was actually recorded, there are probably other people getting beat up mercilessly, while the police officers get away with it. Police officers should be the one enforcing the law correctly, and not treating other humans like this. 

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Nigeria: More Than 600 Killed in the Last Two Months

Nigeria: More Than 600 Killed in the Last Two Months | Africa | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience

Via Alexis Akwagyiram
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This article talks about unknown Nigerian gunmen killing people, in villages and schools. Amnesty International was alarmed of this, but the government and authorities aren't protecting the civilians and investigating this case properly. Since the beginning of the attacks, over 600 were killed. 

 

This article helps me understand Africa by showing me that some people can shoot a lot of civilians and get away with it, while the government would not do any thing to help or protect the people getting shot. They also would not properly investigate the gunmen.

 

I agree with Amnesty International. The gunmen has to be investigated properly. They have killed too many people. I think a government's job is to protect it's people, but the Nigerian government isn't doing it. The authorities don't even know who they are or their reason for shooting these civilians. 

 

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Alexis Akwagyiram's curator insight, March 2, 2014 9:23 AM

Such is the ferocity of the recent onslaught by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria that Amnesty International estimates more than 600 people have been killed in the insurgency since the start of 2014. It's hard to verify those figures but the death toll has clearly been very high. The attacks are taking place with increasing frequency, often with scores killed.  

Kim Jaewook's curator insight, March 3, 2014 8:34 AM

The article is about people killed in the last two months in NIgeria. There are around 40 people killed by attacks of gunmen everyday, but the government of Nigeria continued failure to protect civilians from the attacks.The author wrote that the authorities have a duty to protect people's lives and properties under all circumstances.


This article was helping me to understand how’s life in Nigeria and threaten by the gunmen so that civilians are not safe in their villages. It also informed me that the reactions of Nigerian government are actually not helping the civilians who are in danger.


I think it is the government’s duty to take care of civilians in their country and the gunmen should be eliminated from the country but the government’s correspondences are not beneficial to civilians and also not removing rebels, so the government has to be changed.

Min Cho's curator insight, March 3, 2014 10:08 AM

This article is about 600 people were killed buy the guns in north- Nigeria. The main idea of this is, there is still a war in Africa. This article helps me understand Africa, that there is still war going on and people are suffering. I think this article is good, because it shows whats happening in Africa and what they need help wit.

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Eleven people rescued from abadoned S Africa mine

Eleven workers have been rescued from an abandoned gold mine shaft in South Africa. They have been taken into police custody accused of mining illegally near...
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This video is about rescuers saving illegal miners from an abandoned mine shaft. The mine was deliberately closed to prevent people from entering but illegal miners made a whole on the side to get in to sell left over metals in the black market.

This news video helps me understand Africa and how mining is important in African industry. It isn't just relied on as exports but people also even use it for illegal purposes. 

Before, I did not know that there are also illegal miners who sell minerals in the black market. I think it is good that rescuers try to help them up instead of just letting them die in the mine shafts. 

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Despite Education, African Youth Remain Stubbornly Unemployed - Voice of America

Despite Education, African Youth Remain Stubbornly Unemployed - Voice of America | Africa | Scoop.it
Despite Education, African Youth Remain Stubbornly Unemployed
Voice of America
"If you go to African universities, you have many graduates in areas such as economics, law, and literature. But they aren't learning to solve African problems.

Via Nevermore Sithole
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This article says that unemployment in Africa is a big problem, even when people are well-educated.  Countries are still under developed and the governments do not encourage small investments or creating projects that would creat jobs.

This article helps me understand Africa because it says that they African economy can't just be fixed with better education. A good government and education about things that are important would improve employment. 

I agree with the article. Unemployment is a big problem, and more needs to be done, since unemployment causes more crime, violence, drug use, and affects the economy. 

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 29, 2014 3:24 AM

Education and African Youth

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Welcome to Hell: Photographer documents Africa's e-waste nightmare - Fox News

Welcome to Hell: Photographer documents Africa's e-waste nightmare - Fox News | Africa | Scoop.it
Welcome to Hell: Photographer documents Africa's e-waste nightmare
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It used to be wetlands, a recreation zone. Today the locals call it Sodom and Gomorrah.
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Woman convicted over Sudan 'rape'

Woman convicted over Sudan 'rape' | Africa | Scoop.it
An Ethiopian woman who says she was gang-raped in Sudan is convicted of "indecent acts" after a video of the alleged attack was distributed on social media.
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This article is about an Ethiopian woman who said was getting gang raped in Sudan. A video of the rape was distributed over social media. The people who were involved with the rape got whipped, and the woman was fined, almost arrested, and almost got stoned to death. 

This article helped me understand Africa by showing the  messed up court decisions in Sudan. Examples like; she would have been stone if she wasn't divorced, she would have gone to jail if she wasn't pregnant isn't right. Women in Sudan also get punished for wearing trousers and not covering their hair. 

I think this is really bad. The state does not protect victims but instead punishes them. I think the woman shouldn't have been punished in any way, even if she is not pregnant, or not divorced. She can't be convicted to prostitution if she was forced to do it and doesn't get any thing in return. The men deserve more punishment than getting whipped. Sudan should take more action against serious cases like rape instead of taking action on a woman's choice of clothing.

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At least 22 dead in central Nigeria attack

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At least 22 people have been killed in a raid in restive central Nigeria, locals say, in the second such attack in the area this week.
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This article is about attacks in central Nigeria in religious villages. Gunmen opened fired in a Muslim village in the morning, then in the afternoon, came back to burn houses and shoot more. Another attack on two christian villages killed about 30 people with more than 50 houses burnt. 

This article helps me understand Africa more by showing that there is still violence between many ethnic groups and religious groups. 

I think that violence between ethnic and religious groups is a big problem because people are getting killed, and the police and military are not helping. Because of that, I don't think this problem won't be stopped in a while.

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