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8 maps that will change the way you look at Africa

8 maps that will change the way you look at Africa | Australia and South America and Africa | Scoop.it
This incredible collection of maps really puts the African continent's population, income, growth, and potential into context. 1.

Via Linda Hammon
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This goes under area/geography. This looks at eight different categories about Africa and shows what a map would look like if it was based solely on that.

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Why I Am Taking a Stand on Intellectual Disability in Africa - Huffington Post (blog)

Why I Am Taking a Stand on Intellectual Disability in Africa - Huffington Post (blog) | Australia and South America and Africa | Scoop.it
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Why I Am Taking a Stand on Intellectual Disability in Africa
Huffington Post (blog)
On Feb.

Via John Malherbe
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this goes under  intellectual/arts. This is about a political leader in the republic of Malawi is trying to establish a ministry of people with disabilities. And she is also trying to help people with intellectual disabilities. 

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Elizabeth W.'s curator insight, March 15, 2014 12:08 AM

I find this post very inspiring. I have a sister with an intellectual disability and I always wonder what opportunities she has or that she could have. There is much impact on me that there are advocates in Africa trying to change the current situation of people with intellectual disabilities in education, employment, financial support, and so much more. I also think it is great that Special Olympics is partnering and supporting this team and I hope to see good things come out of it and also inspire others to do the same.  

Geography Jordan & Danielle's curator insight, April 10, 2014 12:53 PM

Intellectual: intellectual disability is an issue in Africa and someone needed to take a stand and come to a conclusion on how to stop it.

Kiann and Kenneth's curator insight, April 10, 2014 1:25 PM

This shows the intellectual arts in Africa. This lady is taking a stand on intellectual disabilities and acknowledging there struggles.

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The rise of social media in Africa | ITWeb

The rise of social media in Africa | ITWeb | Australia and South America and Africa | Scoop.it
Business can no longer ignore the impact of social media. An Africa Frontiers Forum, held in Johannesburg last week, chaired by Deloitte, examined the rise of social media in Africa and how it is..

Via Online Africa
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This goes under social. This about how social media is being used more and more in Africa. More people are using it for business opportunities rather than  entertainment. 

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Kiann and Kenneth's curator insight, April 10, 2014 1:19 PM

Social media is spreading very fast in Africa. By 2016, it is estimated that there will be 1 billion phones in Africa. Technology is advancing and social media is one aspect of it.

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Where Does the Amazon River Begin?

Where Does the Amazon River Begin? | Australia and South America and Africa | Scoop.it
Why are researchers and explorers still arguing over where the Amazon River starts?

Via Grant W. Graves
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This falls under area/geo. The amazon river, the longest river in the world, is 4,000 miles of tropics and amazing animals. But where did it begin? 

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Kaleigh & Lauren:)'s curator insight, March 11, 2014 11:57 AM

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Researches still haven't found a distinct start of the Amazon River, but they think they have found the start in southwestern Peru. If this is the true start, it'll add 47-57 miles onto it's already 4,000 mile length. 

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Carnival in Rio de Janeiro & South America - South America Travel News Blog | A Travel Blog All About South America

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro & South America - South America Travel News Blog | A Travel Blog All About South America | Australia and South America and Africa | Scoop.it
Find out more about the roots of traditions behind Carnival, and how you can be a part of the festivities at the Rio Carnival celebration this February 28th-March 4th, 2014. Book a Rio Carnival Tour today! What is Carnival? Carnival’s roots lie, as do so many things, in ancient Greek traditions. The drunken revelry of …

Via Alexis kochevar and Jillian Fang
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This article is for intellectual. Carnival is a very big part of South American culture, and making everything takes lots of skill. To have the biggest party of the year, you need lots of artistic skills to make the costumes and floats put into the biggest parade in South America.

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Alexis kochevar and Jillian Fang's curator insight, March 9, 2014 2:55 PM

Social: Jillian and I chose this article because we thought it described carnivals and parades in South America that are used for entertainment.

EQ: Do you think these carnivals and parades boost South American economy, particularly megacities?

Geography Jordan & Danielle's curator insight, March 12, 2014 1:29 PM

Social: Carnival is a huge festival in which the whole of South America is involved. Carnival is a blend of the various cultures of Latin America. 

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Brazil comes to terms with its slave trading past

Brazil comes to terms with its slave trading past | Australia and South America and Africa | Scoop.it
Groundworks for the 2016 Olympics bring questions of ethnicity to the surface (RT @drjelks: Olympics or justice?
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This goes under political. This is about how when Brazil was building things for the 2016 Olympics they found things that had to do with their slave trading past.

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Social media used to attack teachers - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Social media used to attack teachers - Australian Broadcasting Corporation | Australia and South America and Africa | Scoop.it
A Facebook page titled Tassie's Hated Teachers has attracted more than 1,000 followers and dozens of derogatory comments. Most followers appear to be teenagers and have posted comments attacking teachers across Tasmania.

Via Pierre Levy
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This article goes under the category of social. This article is about how students at a school are using Facebook to display their hate against teachers. I think that that is just cruel And I don't think that students should be doing that. It can effect the teachers a lot and the students probably don't know though. 

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Sidiney Rodrigues's comment, May 19, 2013 12:48 PM
In Brazil, in the city of Florianópolis one student started a fan page with the title gradebook. She created a lot of controversy and now has an impressive number of followers that accompany your posts. Your page is referenced by educators, parents, and other students who discuss education.
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Assange: what I'll do in the Senate

Assange: what I'll do in the Senate | Australia and South America and Africa | Scoop.it

Julian Assange says he wants to bring liberty back to the centre of Australian politics, using his Senate candidacy to defend free speech.


Via Belligerent Politics
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Julian Assange says, " he will bring liberty back to the center of Australian politics." He also wants to stop the WikiLeaks throughout the country. This article shows the internal government problems in Australia.

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Benjamin Huckstepp's comment, September 15, 2013 10:22 PM
hey so basically this article outlines what Julian assange will do if he gets into the australian parliment, he outlines that he looks upto many people therefore will try if sucessful to change things to allow a better and more effective freedom of speech he makes clear that he wants australia to always be independant and free with speech not being an exception
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Australian University to distribute 11,000 iPads to ... - Education News

Australian University to distribute 11,000 iPads to ... - Education News | Australia and South America and Africa | Scoop.it
In an educational initiative set to kick off next year, the University of Western Sydney will rollout some 11000 Apple iPads to all faculty and newly-enrolled students. The iPads will be used to help facilitate a curriculum overhaul ...

Via Shamblesguru
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This goes under the category of education. I think it is good that the teachers and staff are trying to connect to the students. But at the same spending the money to get 11,000 iPads is going a little overboard. I think that they shouldn't have done that because that is something the students could've have bought themselves. The reason we chose this article is because it shows how Australia is using technology in education and is trying to reach out to their students in different ways. 

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Traditional African Religion Still Very Relevant In Africa ...

Traditional African Religion Still Very Relevant In Africa ... | Australia and South America and Africa | Scoop.it
One of the contributions of traditional African religion to the continent is the preservation of the African languages. Unlike Islam and Christianity that came with foreign languages, indigenous African religion is conducted in the ...

Via SocioLingo Africa
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This article falls under religion. It shows that the traditional African religions are still in use today, with about 100 million people still practicing them. These religions are surrounded by beliefs of supreme beings. There are 10% of African people still practicing these old religions! and it is still a big part of their way of life. 

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Kiann and Kenneth's curator insight, April 10, 2014 1:20 PM

This article shows things about Africa's religion because they still practice Islam and Christianity on consistent bases.

 

Chloe and Devynne's curator insight, April 11, 2014 1:29 AM

 article is about Africa's religion. It mainly speaks about how the traditional religions of the area still widely thrive thepughout the inhabitants of the country. Even those who practice new religions often incorporate traditional practices.

Kaleigh & Lauren:)'s curator insight, April 13, 2014 10:47 PM

Religion:  Religion in africa is different than some might see.  Christian and Islam are just among the minorities.  Traditional African Religion is much more than some give credit for.  10% of the population still practice this religion full time.  Their expressions are found in oral traditions.  They believe in a supreme being who created and ordered the world, but experienced as distant and unreachable.  

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Mauritius proves to be the most competitive economy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mauritius proves to be the most competitive economy in Sub-Saharan Africa | Australia and South America and Africa | Scoop.it
According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), Mauritius has taken over South Africa as the most competitive economy in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Via @Newslinks Kusuntu
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This article is about econoMy in Mauritius. This country used to be ranked as number 54 and is now currently ranked at number 44. It has had a huge boom of macroeconomic business, and is beating South Africa in the ranks by 100 places. 

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Africa: Women On the Rise in African Politics

Africa: Women On the Rise in African Politics | Australia and South America and Africa | Scoop.it
[VOA]Dakar -Africa now has three female heads of state, after Catherine Samba-Panza of the Central African Republic took office in January. Though women leaders remain the exception in African politics, activists say things are looking up.

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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This article falls under political. It is about women becoming leaders in Africa and breaking through the gender barrier. One of the presidents is from Central African Republic, and has just recently taken office in January. I feel that this is inspirational to all countries and shows that women can do anything. 

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Julia Porretta Lauren Cooper 's curator insight, April 10, 2014 11:15 AM

This article is about the political changes Africa. Women are taking on big roles in the political world in times of crisis. Currently they have 3 female head of states in office. in 2012 Joyce Bamba became the first female VP. Know women are recognizing the power that either man or woman could have

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Brazil Religion

Brazil Religion | Australia and South America and Africa | Scoop.it
As with any other country in the world, Brazil is a melting pot of different religions. In fact, due to the diversity of its cultures and its heritage, this country boasts an array of religious ideals and affiliations.

Via Kate and Sierra
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This goes under religion. This is about the  different religions in Brazil. This shows that almost everyone in Brazil believes in some sort of god except for 1% of the country. 

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Kate and Sierra's curator insight, March 7, 2014 11:03 PM

This article falls under the religion catagory of PERSIA. Most of Brazil is Roman Catholic but Brazil has a wide variety of religions. And it also explains that much of Brazil is religious with only 1% of the poplation not believing in god.

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World Cup 2014: 'Brazil is More Complicated Than South Africa'

World Cup 2014: 'Brazil is More Complicated Than South Africa' | Australia and South America and Africa | Scoop.it

Brazil is spending some 12 billion euros in preparation for the 2014 World Cup, when games will be played in a dozen stadiums.


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This goes under economic. this is about how much Brazil is spending on the World Cup. 

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Solar City Tower - A Gigantic Solar Waterfall for 2016 Rio Olympics

Solar City Tower - A Gigantic Solar Waterfall for 2016 Rio Olympics | Australia and South America and Africa | Scoop.it
Solar City Tower, a proposed structure for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will provide green renewable energy and could become an iconic site in Rio

Via Will Barker
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This article is for social. Rio de Janeiro is building a solar waterfall for the 2016 Olympics. In part with Swiss architecture firm RAFAA, the big solar waterfall with use sea water and solar energy to power this huge project, which will be lit up and be a great piece for incoming athletes and onlookers to see as they come to watch the Olympics.

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Mapping out the world

Mapping out the world | Australia and South America and Africa | Scoop.it
The geography curriculum looks to engage students with powerful forces in our world. (An article on the importance of Geography, coinciding with the release of the Australian Geography curriculum...

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This article explains that the school systems in Australia have been changed because of NAPLAN. It also say that globalization has been affecting the way they live.

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Gordon Higgs's curator insight, June 9, 2013 11:44 AM

Stimulating exploration and discovery

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Organized religion 'will be driven toward extinction' in 9 countries, experts predict – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs

Organized religion 'will be driven toward extinction' in 9 countries, experts predict – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs | Australia and South America and Africa | Scoop.it

Is this happening because so many wars, murders and other injustices have occurred in the name of God?

"Organized religion will all but vanish eventually from nine Western-style democracies, a team of mathematicians predict in a new paper based on census data stretching back 100 years.

It won't die out completely, but "religion will be driven toward extinction" in countries including Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands, they say.

It will also wither away in Austria, the Czech Republic, Finland and Switzerland, they anticipate."


Via Baochi
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The religions of some countries will start to die out, or at least that's what the experts say. They are saying that " religion will be driven towards extinction" in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the Netherlands.

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Gillian & Alexis's curator insight, November 27, 2013 5:27 PM

Within 9 countries, Canada included, religion is becoming a rare thing of practice and existance. Religion will never completely vanish, though the number of people who are affiliated with a specific religion will continue to diminish over time the stats conclude. Some believe that this trend continues because of political, social, and economic challenges and advantages, though others believe it is the cause of many violent acts comitted in the name of god linked to religion. Chosen for for the views of religion in North America and the countries linked. TOPIC: Religion-Beliefs/Conversion

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All Of Australia's Exports And Their Destinations

All Of Australia's Exports And Their Destinations | Australia and South America and Africa | Scoop.it
Evidence is mounting that Australia's economy is in trouble. Australia basically operates as a supplier to the emerging world, where growth has been slowing.

Via EA
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This is a good article for  the economy of Australia because it shows their different imports and exports.

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