People-smugglers have killed at least 22 African migrants on a beach in western Libya, a security source says, adding that the incident occurred after they refused to board their boat due to bad weather.
This article tells us about the smugglers have killed at least 22 African migrants on a beach in western Libya. The migrants were set to embark from Sabrata beach, in a perilous attempt to cross the Mediterranean. They were killed after refusing go on aboard because of the bad weather. "There seems to have been an exchange of fire between the smugglers, which resulted in the death of 22 migrants," said Geneva-based International Organisation for Migration. For six years, Libya has become a key departure point for clandestine migration to Europe. Smugglers organise frequent crossings from western Libya to the Italian island of Lampedusa. The IOM said 521 immigrants died in the Mediterranean from January 1 to March 5, 2017, and 20,000 people were able to reach the European coasts during the same period. This article tells me the smugglers were dieing during the trip to Italy, and also people have a lot of conflicts though the 300km journey. I wonder why do they need to leave Africa and move to Italy, and why can’t they don’t go and just stay? Also I felt really sad that a lot of people died during the journey, their boats are probably really poor and dangerous too.
This article tells us about a 50 years old elephant was killed by 2 poachers in Kenya. Satao II (the elephant’s name) was found dead in the Tsavo national park, he belong to a group called “big tuskers” estimated to be as few as 25. He was about 50 years old and he was found out dead on Monday believed to be shot by a poisoned arrow by 2 poachers. Both of Satao II’s tusks weighed over 50 kg. The number of African elephants has fallen by about 111,000 to 415,000 to due by the huge amount of Ivory the Asian market need, approximately 30,000 elephants slaughtered for their ivory every year. This article help me to understand more about Africa because it tells me many elephants are dying because of the need for they tursk. Also the African wildlife protect group didn't really do a good job protecting the elephants. The technology used still needs a lot of development. It’s really sad that the elephants are dying, and if we keep killing the elephants, they might extinct.
This article tell us about the poaching of elephant in Africa. An elephant is being killed every 25 minutes by the poachers. The poaching of African elephants is driven by global demand for ivory, and the UK’s legal market is being used as a cover for illegal trade. African elephants have seen numbers tumble by more than one hundred thousand in the last decade as a result of a surge in poaching to supply the illegal global trade in ivory meeting demand in countries such as China, Thailand and Vietnam. Action has been taken in recent months to clamp down on ivory, with China – home to the world’s biggest legal and illegal markets – announcing it will ban domestic trade by the end of 2017. The US has introduced a near-total ban and Hong Kong has committed to closing its domestic market. In UK people are calling for the UK’s domestic market to be shut down. Maria Mossman, of Action for Elephants, she said: “The UK government must do what it has been promising for seven years and bring an end once and for all to this shameful trade.”
This is related to what we’ve been studying because we're talking and studying about wildlife poaching in Africa. I was really shocked that the poaching amount of elephants were so high, but I’m glad many countries are shutting down markets and quitting the trade.
Amnesty International’s Donatella Rovera and Joanne Mariner report on the latest massacre in a town West of Bangui, where they saw dozens of bodies littering the streets and found an 11-year-old girl who had miraculously survived it all.
This article tells us about a massacres that happened in a town called Bouguere. Boguere is a town known for its gold and diamond trading. When the news people arrived, the street is littered with bodies, they had all been killed in an attack by anti-balaka militias. Most of the houses and businesses had been ransacked and some burned down. The people that's not killed had fled. It was the entire region’s fear and hatred of the commander, they said, that stoked the anger and thirst for revenge that lead to the recent attacks against the town’s Muslim population. Muslims are focused to leave their home, but they have nowhere to go, they’re born here. Day after day, men,
women and children have been killed with guns and machetes, some left to rot in the streets.
This help me to understand Africa might be a dangerous country to live in because of it’s religious diversity. It teaches me how people are treated when they have a different religion, how different is their their everyday life.
This article tells us about a famous pizza shop named Famiglia is opening its first shop in Accra-The capital city of Ghana, and their secret ingredient is New York city tap water. They will take the extreme step of shipping Big Apple H2O across the Atlantic Ocean just to make the dough for its pies. New York City water has a very unique chemical composition and taste to it. “I want to have the exact same pizza as in New York City,” said Dan Isaacs. In addition to the New York water, all pies in Ghana will be made with the chain’s in-house sauces, cheese, flour and olive oil,But yeast and most toppings will be from local sources. “A bite of our pizza in Accra has to be just as delicious as a bite of our pizza in the middle of New York City,” he said. This article help me to understand more about Africa because it tells me it’s economy is growing by having more and more famous restaurants is opening in Africa. I’m really happy to see that, and I feel happy for the Africans that they could eat the pizza that has the same taste with the New York city.
This article tell us about the increase of paint using in Africa. As the economic growth, the cities of Africa is more urbanisation. That leads to the rising of consumer class in Africa, and that is creating greater demand for homes, offices, factories and commercial buildings, which leads to the greater demand for paint. Since East Africa has a large number of local paint companies compared to multinationals, while those people buying paint for decorative purposes is where the majority of revenue comes from, there is also growth potential in east Africa’s industrial and protective coating space. Masood estimates the region’s paint industry to be worth US$350m per annum. However, this is not to say paint isn’t already big business in east Africa. This help me to understand more about Africa because this tells me the raise of the economy and Africa as a country might be great again. I’m really happy to see that this might lead to the growth of Africa so many people don't have to suffer from low incomes. But as the factories gets bigger, there might be more laborers and slaves. This is certainly a good change for some people but I believe it is also a bad change for some people.
Wildlife traffickers in a major African park have been offering rewards for a full lion carcass, raising concerns that poachers are increasingly targeting a vulnerable species because of demand in some Asian countries for lion bones used in traditional medicine. The report from Mozambique’s Niassa National Reserve comes amid debate about whether the legal, annual …
This article tells us about many animals are in danger in Africa. People are trafficking them to make money. In this article, it explain to us mostly about the endangered lions. People are killing then for their teeth and claws which mainly have trinket value, then migrates to bones and carcasses once a market is established. Sometimes, lion teeth and claws are used as talismans and lion paw bones feature in healers’ divination sets, but some people think it’s because the Chinese needed a lot, not longtime use of lion parts in some traditional cultures in Africa. The number of African lions in the wild has dropped by more than 40 percent to about 20,000 in the past two decades, according to estimates. It surprises me the animal traffickers get $1,500 for a full lion carcass!
This is related to what we’ve studying because we have read about the animal trafficking in class and think gives me a deeper understanding about why they does that and why so many people are trafficking animals.
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