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Restaurant Chain Will Make Pizzas In Africa With Water From New York #Investorseurope #Famigilia

Restaurant Chain Will Make Pizzas In Africa With Water From New York #Investorseurope #Famigilia | Africa | Scoop.it
Restaurant chain will make pizzas in Africa with water from NYC. "I’m a purist — I wouldn’t want to do anything less than the original,” the owner said.

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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.
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“A New York pizza chain wouldn’t dare make pies at its new location in Africa without its secret ingredient — New York City tap water. It exports New York water to other overseas shops, such as those in Mexico, Canada, China and Ecuador"

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Smugglers kill at least 22 African migrants on Libya beach

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.

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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.
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8B DeborahC's curator insight, March 23, 12:10 AM
This article is about smugglers who killed 22 African migrants at the least. This happened on a beach in Western Libya. The reason that they were killed was because, the migrants, had refused to board the boat. They had refused to board the boat because of the bad weather. The Libyan Red Cross had announced that the killings were taken on the weekends and the Geneva-based International Organisation for Migrations have stated that it had heard of deaths on Tuesday. The cause of the death for about 22 migrants were the gunfire of both side. Libya has been a key destination for people to use for migration and because of this, smugglers, are able to plan and cross to Italian Islands. There are also reports about how 521 immigrants have died at the Mediterranean from January 1 to March 5, 2017 by the IOM. 

This article helps me understand how people try to cross to new places for safety. They have to go through a chance of death but they still try hard to go to a safe, new place.  I think that the reasons for this to happen is because of wars that are taking place in Africa. This also helps me understand that people would smuggle themselves to get to safety and later on, they will become a problem. My reactions or thoughts to this article was that the migrants just wanted a safer way to travel, but smugglers had to kill migrants so that they can go. I also can't help but think about how many children died during the fight or how many children had to witness this. 
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Poachers kill one of Africa's last remaining 'big tusker' elephants

Poachers kill one of Africa's last remaining 'big tusker' elephants | Africa | Scoop.it
Satao II, about 50 years old, is believed to have been shot with a poisoned arrow in Tsavo national park, Kenya

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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.
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8A ArnonP's curator insight, March 17, 10:00 AM
This article is about one of Africa's oldest and largest elephants has been killed by poachers in Kenya, according to a conservation group that protected a dwindling group of "big tuskers" estimated that there are about 25 "big tuskers" left. The elephant that was killed is called Satao II, about 50 years old, was found dead on Monday and was believed to have been shot by poisoned arrow. The killing shows no sign of abating, with approximately 30,000 elephants slaughtered for their ivory every year, mainly to satisfy demand in the Asian market for products coveted as a traditional medicine or as status symbols.
This article helps me understand more about Africa because poaching is a major problems for African's animals. Elephants are important animal for Africans because they are symbols for some African countries. I think that this topic is very sad because an elephant was killed because of poachers in Kenya, additionally, the elephant is also a big tusker which make this topic worse.
8A JonathanS's curator insight, March 17, 11:18 AM
This article is about how poachers recently have killed one of Africa's last remaining 'big tusker' elephants. "Satao II, about 50 years old, is believed to have been shot with a poisoned arrow in Tsavo national park, Kenya." One of the oldest and largest elephants has been killed by poachers and according to a conservation group that protects a dwindling group of “big tuskers” estimated to be as few as 25. The elephant was found dead and was believed to have been shot with a poisoned arrow. Two poachers believed to be responsible for the killing and were apprehended not long after his carcass was spotted in routine aerial reconnaissance of the Tsavo national park. These 'big tuskers' really are magnificent mammals. About 15 of them were believed to have tusks long enough to scrape the ground. One of Satao II’s tusks weighed 51.5kg and the other 50.5kg. The number of African elephants has fallen by about 111,000 to 415,000 over the past decade. Approximately 30,000 elephants are being killed for their ivory every year, mainly to satisfy demand in the Asian market for products coveted as a traditional medicine or as status symbols. The Tsavo covers about 16,000 sq miles (42,000 sq km) and is a major challenge for rangers to patrol.

I think this is a huge problem and I know that people are trying to do their best to protect these elephants but there are just to many greedy poachers that are always one step ahead. I think that killing animals that are basically endangered already just to gain money of it is such a stupid and greedy thing to do and I cant believe these people don't feel any regret or emotion for doing this and just keep on going instead. As I've said I fell really bad for these animals and I think that between these soulless people there are people with guts that actually try to do things for these animals to keep them safe and protected. This article is connected to what we've leaned in class about poaching and what problems are caused by these people's behavior. I think this was an interesting article that of course delivered very sad news and I think that people are doing their best to protect these animals and that there's not a lot more that they can do but that what they're doing now is good but sadly still not good enough.
8A AndrewS's curator insight, March 23, 10:22 PM
Poachers kill one of the African last remaining, elephants. One of the African oldest and largest elephants has been killed by poachers in Kenya. They were able to find the carcass before the poaches could recover the ivory. About 30,000 elephants are killed for their ivory each each year. The number of African elephants has fallen by about 111,000 to 415,000 over the past decade. This shows that a lot of African elephants are dying and that we should not be supporting the people who kills the elephants. An elephant named Satao II, about 50 years old was killed for it tusks. Satao’s tusks weighed 51.5kg and 50.5kg. The Tsavo Trust helps monitor the elephants through aerial and ground reconnaissance. I can relate this to my science class because we are in the age of extinction. It is believed that we are in the biggest mass extinction ever to exist and this is all happening because of human. We are the one who kills these animals. We should stop before it’ll be too late. We are doing this for ourself. So many animals have become extinct because of us. We need to starting thinking about other animals and we should stop killing animals such as elephants.
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Poachers kill an elephant illegally every 25 minutes

Poachers kill an elephant illegally every 25 minutes | Africa | Scoop.it

An elephant is being illegally killed every 25 minutes in Africa’s poaching crisis, conservationists have warned as they called for an urgent end to the UK’s domestic ivory market.


Via Wildlife Defence
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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.

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8A ArnonP's curator insight, February 23, 8:58 PM
This article is about 1 elephant is being illegally killed every 25 minutes in Africa's poaching crisis. The poaching of African elephants become a target for poaching because of their ivories. Some of the ivories shipment are destined for Asia. The UK government has pledged to make the current ivory trade laws tighter, the WWF want the trading with ivories be completely ban.

This is related to what we have learned because it's about ivoris poaching that we studied last week. I feel bad from reading this story because elephants are being killed for their ivories which is bad. 
8B HongB's curator insight, March 2, 10:05 AM
       This article talks about how every 25 minutes an elephant is illegally killed due to Africa’s poaching crisis. The global demand for ivory drives the poaching of the African elephants, with the United Kingdom’s legal market being used to cover the illegal trade heading towards countries in Asia. Due to this, the United Kingdom government has promised to stiffen and make the current ivory trade laws more strict. However, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) wants to set an example for other countries by being more stiff with the ban on the trade of both antique ivory and modern ivory items. Under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, the commercial international trades in the ivory of African elephants is prohibited. However, even so, the population of the African elephants has decreased by more than 100,000 in the last decade. Many countries including China, the United States, and Hong Kong, have decided to take action by banning or closing the domestic market in their country. Conservationists believe that it is necessary for the United Kingdom to “stand for elephants, continue to demonstrate global leadership and implement a ban without delay “ and do what they have been promising for seven years to bring an end to this trade.
       This article gave me a better understand of the problem of the poaching of African elephants. We learned a little about poaching in Social Studies, though I never thought about the more complex system behind the trade which may include legal markets covering up the illegal trade. The poaching of African elephant doesn’t only involve countries in Asia, it involves countries in other areas of the world too. The United Kingdom’s legal market being used to cover the illegal trade heading towards countries in Asia. The trade is a whole system and the population of African elephants is decreasing a lot. Therefore, the WWF want the United Kingdom to set an example for other countries by being more stiff with the ban on the trade of both antique ivory and modern ivory items. After reading this article I had a mix of emotions. I felt sad and sort of mad at the same time that people are willing to kill innocent animals for just their ivory, without even thinking of the effect they have on Africa and its ecosystems. However, I feel happy that many countries notice this crisis and are banning the domestic market in their country.I hope that the banning will be successful and the numbers of elephant poaching decrease.
8B EmilyL's curator insight, March 24, 10:10 AM
       This article is about in Africa, every 25 minutes an elephant is being illegally killed in Africa’s poaching crisis, conservationists have warned as they called for an urgent end to the UK’s domestic ivory market. Therefore 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 article help me understand that Africa have a lot of poaching going on, and most of them are for their own good. I think the topic discussed in the article is very sad and important, because I like elephants, and other animals. Even if they don't have human rights, they shouldn’t be killed like this just because selfish people
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Life in the midst of horror in the Central African Republic | Amnesty International

Life in the midst of horror in the Central African Republic | Amnesty International | Africa | Scoop.it
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.

Via Darcy Delaproser
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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.

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Restaurant Chain Will Make Pizzas In Africa With Water From New York #Investorseurope #Famigilia

Restaurant Chain Will Make Pizzas In Africa With Water From New York #Investorseurope #Famigilia | Africa | Scoop.it
Restaurant chain will make pizzas in Africa with water from NYC. "I’m a purist — I wouldn’t want to do anything less than the original,” the owner said.

Via Comrade
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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.
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“A New York pizza chain wouldn’t dare make pies at its new location in Africa without its secret ingredient — New York City tap water. It exports New York water to other overseas shops, such as those in Mexico, Canada, China and Ecuador"

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South African paint company bullish about east African market #AfricaBusines

South African paint company bullish about east African market #AfricaBusines | Africa | Scoop.it
‘As the middle class grows, the need for more and more housing increases. And obviously more houses and apartment buildings really helps our business.’

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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.
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"South African-based paint company Kansai Plascon Africa Limited’s (KPAL) recent acquisition of Sadolin Paints’ operations in Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania and Zanzibar is indicative of this growing opportunity"

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Trade in African Lion Bones for Asian Market Faces Scrutiny - News of Africa - Online African News - Daily Newspaper - Breaking News

Trade in African Lion Bones for Asian Market Faces Scrutiny - News of Africa - Online African News - Daily Newspaper - Breaking News | Africa | Scoop.it
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 …

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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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8A JessicaL's curator insight, February 16, 9:03 AM
"Trade in African Lion Bones for Asian Market Faces Scrutiny" is an article about wildlife traffickers in a major African park have been offering rewards for a full lion body, raising concerns that poachers are increasingly targeting vulnerable species because of demand in some Asian countries for lion bones used in traditional medicine. Hundreds of captive-bred lions in South Africa have been exported to China and Southeast Asia. Lions are facing other threats including human trespass on habitats and the poaching of antelopes and other animals for food. The number of African lions has dropped more than 40 percent to about 20,000 in the past two decades.The Niassa wildlife park has at least a third of Mozambique’s population of 2,700 lions. People are paying $1,500 for a full lion body. Last year, Mozambican police seized a haul of rhino horn as well as six kilograms (13 pounds) of lion claws and teeth in suitcases at Maputo International Airport. In January, poachers cut through the fences at an animal park is South Africa and decapitated and chopped off the paws of three male lions. 

This is related to what we have been learning because we recently read an article about fighting wildlife trade in Kenya. The article was about poaching being a global problem and the international demand for ivory and rhino horn which is causing decreasing elephant and rhino populations in Kenya. This article helps me understand Africa because it taught me that people are killing lions for their bones to be used in traditional medicine. People are also paying a lot of money for this which I think isn't beneficial to both humans or lions. African lion bones are a relatively recent substitute for the bones of Asian tigers. These traditional medicines are popular in China. I think the topic discussed in the article is interesting because I once went to a China black market that sold tiger bone wine and tiger bone medicine. Even though tiger trade is illegal in China, people still continue this trade and are even adding other endangered animals to this process.
8B AlexL's curator insight, February 16, 9:46 AM
This article is about the poachers are targeting rare species like lions because some Asian countries demands for lion bones which are used in traditional medicine. From the national reserve debated about if it is legal or not to export bones from hundreds of lions in South Africa to China. These lions also faces other threats , like humans invading the habitats, poachers trying to capture and hunting other animals for food. The number of African lions in the wild has dropped by more than 40 percent. Some people say if we ban on the trade in captive-breed lion bones, the poachers might poach wild animals more. 

This helps me understand Africa because today we read about poachers poaching wild animals in Kenya. From this article I knew this was a serious problem. It says that more than 40 percent of African lions in the wild has dropped. This shocked me.

I think that it should be banned to the trade in captive-breed lion bones. I think they should make the punishments more harsh for poaching so that the poachers would realize they shouldn't do it. I also think that China and other countries should stop demanding for lion bones just for the traditional medicine.I think medicine nowadays are good enough.
8B PorjaiP's curator insight, February 23, 10:00 AM
In a major park in Africa, Wildlife Traffickers have been offering rewards for a full lion carcass. This had caused concerns to rise because the amount of poachers targeting vulnerable species in order to make traditional medicine (using lion bones) in some Asian countries, are constantly growing. African lion bones are used as a substitute for Asian tiger bones, whose number were decreased by the poachers. Not only do the lions face the problem of poaching, they are also being threatened by human encroachment and the poaching of other animals for food, which leads the predators to be deprived of prey. According to recent studies, it is shown that the number of African lions living in the wild have decreased by more than 40% to about 20,000 in the past two decades. South Africa's environmental affairs department worries that if they ban the trade of captive-bred lion bones could cause more poaching of wild lions. 

The reason why I chose to do this article is because again, like in my previous article, we are currently learning about poaching in the Africa Unit. This helped me understand Africa better because it tells me how difficult the situation is in Africa. Like for example, if they don't ban it, people will continue to keep doing it, but if they ban it, more people will do it also. This proves how difficult the situation is like in Africa. In my opinion, I think that it is very sad that people are doing this to such innocent and beautiful creatures. I hope that someday they will find a solution to end this poaching problem in Africa.