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To Meet Aircraft Demand, Boeing Opens Offices In South Africa And Kenya #Investorseurope stockbrokrers

To Meet Aircraft Demand, Boeing Opens Offices In South Africa And Kenya #Investorseurope stockbrokrers | Africa | Scoop.it

Boeing International plans to open two new offices in Johannesburg, South Africa and Nairobi, Kenya


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In Africa, there is the rising demands in planes. African countries are currently wanting to expand their routes and hoping that it would help the economy. In order to meet the aircraft demands, Boeing opens up two offices in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Nairobi, Kenya.The two offices will help subside the situation in Africa, tending to the estimated 1,150 aircraft needed by 2035.

This helps me understand Africa because allowing Boeing to open offices means that they are willing to accept other's help in order to make their countries better. I think that is beautiful because it connects us together, and making the countries that weren't connected now connected.
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"In Africa, an estimated 1,150 new aircraft will be needed by 2035. To meet aircraft demand, Boeing opens offices in South Africa and Kenya"

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How Morocco tapped into Africa's renewable energy potential. #investorseurope #culture

How Morocco tapped into Africa's renewable energy potential. #investorseurope #culture | Africa | Scoop.it
We look to Morocco's success story for lessons on getting clean energy to 600 million people in Africa.

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Africa is really rich in energy resources but very poor in energy supply. Even though energy use in Africa has increased by 45 percent between 2000 - 2012, 600 million people in Africa are still energy poor, meaning they don't have access to energy and some even cooks with fuel-wood and other biomass sources. Since Africa has potential because their energy resources are tremendous, UN decides to help Africa establish clean energy such as  hydroelectricity and solar energy.

I feel really sad for people who doesn't have electricity at their homes, I cannot imagine living after the sun sets. I wouldn't be able to do homework or watch TV. I think this important because I think that Africa has the least energy but has the most potential, 30 percent of oil  is imported from Africa. It is important to class because people aren't able to cook or study without electricity, and having electricity will somewhat help Africa have a more stable economic.
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"Morocco’s experience with solar power offers key lessons for policymakers elsewhere in Africa who are seeking a robust pathway for addressing energy access challenges."

8B AlexL's curator insight, March 17, 9:52 AM
This article is about providing reliable, affordable and sustainable access to energy in Morocco. Around 1.2 billion people are energy poor. Energy poor means that they do not have access to electricity. More than 2.7 billion people rely on fuel-wood and other traditional biomass sources for cooking. Electricity plays an important role in moving forward with social and economic goals. Areas that lack electricity access often struggle to reach and contact doctors and nurses. Modern energy access also provides important benefits such as public lighting and security. With reliable access to electricity positively can affect education. Morocco went from 71.1 percent electricity access in 2000 to 98 percent access in 2010 and 100 percent access in 2012. In 2015, 34 percent of the country’s energy supply was provided by renewable energy. It may not be possible to scale Morocco’s successes to the continent at large because of financial problems.

This helps me understand Africa because I knew that a lot or most countries in Africa was energy poor, but the fact that Morocco brought 71.1 percent of electricity access to 100 percent was very impressive. I didn't know that renewable energy would impact this much. I think that other countries in Africa should attempt to have solar panels and other renewable energy sources. It might cause an impact. It might not be a big impact or might not even be successful. I still they they should try it.
TomT 8A's curator insight, March 23, 9:38 AM
The article, "How Morocco tapped into Africa's renewable energy potential", written by Emmanuel Awofadeju talks about how Morocco has found a way to efficiently supply renewable energy to its citizens and across Africa. Since less than half of the population in Africa have no access to electricity and energy they have to find an easy way to supply the African population with energy. Morocco is placing an investment in their renewable energy source, solar power, in order to supply solar power to the people across the country. Many other countries are also being inspired to try and invest in renewable energy sources to allow their citizens to have access to energy and electricity. Although the location and physical feature of many African countries are different they are trying to come up with ways to introduce renewable energy as a source of energy. 

This article relates to our Science class as we were learning about renewable and non-renewable energy sources. Since we learned about the pros and cons of each, I found it very interesting for Morocco to change to solar energy as it would be very beneficial for them. This change will allow them to prosper and advance technology wise much faster with more people being introduced to electricity and modern technology. This article was especially interesting as it would be nice for Africa to gain more access to energy supplies helping them catch up (technology wise) to more developed countries in Europe and the Americas.
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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 describes how the 'Big Tuskers' elephants are being hunted by the ivory poachers. The big tuskers elephants are so close to extinction that there are as few as 25 of them left in the world. The poacher have shot the elephant with a poison arrow, sadly the elephant died before receiving a treatment from the Kenyan Wildlife Service. The carcass was retrieved before the ivory could be extracted.

This article relates to the videos we watched in class about the all female anti-poaching team, the Black Mambas. These elephants are one of Kenyan's symbol and national treasure. Unfortunately the poachers were able to get away this time. The poachers were hunting the species which were down to 25, thinking about that made me feel guarded about the world because some humans are disgusting enough to not know the limits of the boundaries that they can step on. 
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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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Boost for African coastal states as EU parliament acts to curb illegal fishing

Boost for African coastal states as EU parliament acts to curb illegal fishing | Africa | Scoop.it

Decisive vote for legislative overhaul could deter illegal commercial operations in African waters that threaten the livelihoods of local fishing communities


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This Article is about enforcing new rules to deal with illegal fishing, since in coastal cities in Africa heavily fishes in this manner. This article helps me connect to Africa because a few months ago I saw the warning from EU that if Thailand do not deal with illegal fishing, they would not import sea foods from Thailand. This reminds me that every country has one foot in mud and other on a clean ground, showing that there are two sides of a country. Acting against illegal fishing also ruins the business that are not licensed, which can take jobs from the employees and their income. I feel that the rules should be enforced to a certain extent, but never all the way.
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To Meet Aircraft Demand, Boeing Opens Offices In South Africa And Kenya #Investorseurope stockbrokrers

To Meet Aircraft Demand, Boeing Opens Offices In South Africa And Kenya #Investorseurope stockbrokrers | Africa | Scoop.it

Boeing International plans to open two new offices in Johannesburg, South Africa and Nairobi, Kenya


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8A RyoS's insight:
In Africa, there is the rising demands in planes. African countries are currently wanting to expand their routes and hoping that it would help the economy. In order to meet the aircraft demands, Boeing opens up two offices in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Nairobi, Kenya.The two offices will help subside the situation in Africa, tending to the estimated 1,150 aircraft needed by 2035.

This helps me understand Africa because allowing Boeing to open offices means that they are willing to accept other's help in order to make their countries better. I think that is beautiful because it connects us together, and making the countries that weren't connected now connected.
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"In Africa, an estimated 1,150 new aircraft will be needed by 2035. To meet aircraft demand, Boeing opens offices in South Africa and Kenya"

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‘Catastrophic’ decline: nearly 99% of African grey parrots wiped out in Ghana

‘Catastrophic’ decline: nearly 99% of African grey parrots wiped out in Ghana | Africa | Scoop.it
African grey parrots are known to be smart, talented mimics. Alex, one of the most well-known African grey parrots in the world, could mimic over 100 human word

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African grey parrot are known for being quick learners and cunning.  They are really popular as pets, which has been why their population has been going down in recent year. In Ghana the population of the grey parrot has been going down by about 99 percent. The population of gray parrots are now endangered due to trading. 

I can understand Africa from reading this article because we watched a video about anti poaching team in class. This  makes me understand how a species of animals go extinct. I have once thought why animals are driven to the edge of extinction, because a few years ago I never thought the do-do bird would be so wildly targeted. I realized how much power human had against these animals, it seems really weird thinking about these problems seriously because I never thought an animals will go extinct or oil running out while I'm alive. In this article I thought that it was wrong to drive a species towards extinction, because when I was a child I did really want to see a do-do, and I do not want the generations born after me feeling the same way. 


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Africa beckons Gujarat farmers, offers 90,000 hectares land on long-term lease

Africa beckons Gujarat farmers, offers 90,000 hectares land on long-term lease | Africa | Scoop.it

Farmers from Gujarat have a bright chance to explore money-spinning farming opportunities being offered by African countries.

Ahead of the five-day international trade show to be held in Rajkot, several participating African countries have already made an offer of 90,000 hectares land on a longterm lease to agriculturists from Gujarat.

As many as 500 delegates, including ministerial groups, from 30 African nations are expected to participate in the trade show beginning February 11 organized by the Saurashtra Vepar Udhyog Mahamandal (SVUM), the apex body of industries of Saurashtra and Kutch.


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This article is about farmers receiving business opportunity from African countries. This helps me understand Africa more because they are developing countries and requires resource, land, food to keep the country growing. Lending out 90,000 hectares of land can be a huge opportunity for growing food, cash crops. I can also see that Africa is willing to take a huge step in order for their country to move forward. I think that it's nice to give farmers business opportunity, it is something I don't see everyday.  In a job as unrewarding as farming, I am happy to see that people are being even rewarded a little is abit heartwarming.
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8A ArnonP's curator insight, February 9, 8:54 AM

This article is about farmers from Gujarat that could possibly have a chance to explore money-spinning farming opportunities. There will be five-day international trade held in Rajkot, several African countries have already made an offer of 90,000 hectares land on a longterm lease to farmers in Gujarat. The Africans countries that made the offer are Sudan, Togo, Mali, Botswana, Congo, South Africa, Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania and Gabon. They offered farmers from Gujarat to work at their countries.


This article helps me understand Africa because African is a continent that has farming as their main source of income. The African countries are also recruiting for more farmers to plant their crops so this is a good chance to find farmers. I think that the topic discussed in this article is good because farmers from Gujarat can get a job in Africa which is good for both sides, Africans and Indian from Gujarat.