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Oil Pirates and the Mystery Ship

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"Forget Somalia, the world's new epicenter of piracy is on the other side of Africa."

 

Some experts believe that the uptick in the number and geographical reach of pirate attacks is due in part precisely to the 2009 government amnesty for the Nigerian militants in the Niger Delta who had justified their attacks on oil infrastructure and their widespread theft of crude oil as a political protest. "With the political pretense lost, there is no longer any need for oil thieves to limit themselves to targets in the Delta," a United Nations study said.


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Shiva Prakash's curator insight, February 3, 2014 11:20 PM

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Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, March 19, 2014 10:08 AM

This article points to the little known problem of piracy off the western coast of Africa.  When one thinks of African piracy, one thinks of the Somali pirates it is important to know that piracy is not just limited to eastern Africa.

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Ivory worth $5m seized in Hong Kong | World news | theguardian.com

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China's growing presence in Africa blamed as illegal containers of tusks and rhino horns found in Nigerian containers.
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T-Shirt Travels

When filmmaker Shantha Bloemen was stationed in a remote village in Zambia as a worker with an international aid organization, she had to adjust to living in a different culture. But one thing struck her as oddly familiar: almost everyone in the village wore secondhand clothing from the West. Bloemen began to imagine stories about the people who used to wear the clothing, wondering if the original owners had any idea that the castoffs they had given to charities ended up being sold to Africans half a world away.


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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, July 19, 2013 9:48 AM

It's fascinating to look at the effects of globalization, and a great look at how economies change.  When people in the Western world drop a bag of clothes off at a charity, I doubt we think they'd end up in a village in Africa. Warning:  it does get a little preachy at the end. 

Mr Ortloff's curator insight, October 8, 2013 12:44 PM

Is direct aid a good thing or not? How does secondhand clothing impact local economies?

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 3:57 PM

Westernization is a popular theme thats happening in the East. Even though people don't know it, the clothes they give away may be some that are taken to places like Africa. Hand-me-downs are popular in the U.S. but even more so in Africa. The t-shirt you give away to someone might end up across the world. Who knows.

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Poachers may be using Libya war weapons to kill elephants

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UN officials say Asian demand for ivory is fueling an elephant poaching boom in Africa.
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FAO Media Centre: European professional football sounds the alarm on the Sahel

FAO Media Centre: European professional football sounds the alarm on the Sahel | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
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Professional Football Against Hunger -  aid to the Sahel

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Soil Atlas of Africa

Soil Atlas of Africa | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Soil Atlas of Africa, European Soil Portal, European Soil Bureau, User survey, Maps, Soil Atlas of Europe, Soil Atlas of Africa, European Soil Database Map Archive , European Digital Archive on Soil Maps of the World - EuDASM , Thematic Maps, Erosion...
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Official Border Statuses in Africa 2013.
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Official Border Statuses in Africa 2013. Green = Open Yellow = One or more border crossing closed Red = All border crossings closed (Official Border Statuses in Africa 2013.
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African dust keeps Amazon blooming : Nature News

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Group says Google shopping ads fuel ivory trade

The Environmental Investigation Agency has accused Google of helping increase demand for ivory in Asia.
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Political Action Project: Somalia Arms Embargo

Political Action Project by Fletcher Todd. The song is "Simple" from the film Silver Linings Playbook, composed by Danny Elfman. Sources: http://www.nytimes....   www.youtube.com-april 3, 2013

 

also see http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/somalia/index_html?inline=nyt-geo

 

http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=S/RES/733%20%281992%29&AREA=RESOLUTION

 

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A You Tube Video from Al Jazeera website on the Political Action Project which identifies some key issues.

 

Somalia had no government since 1991 and Al Shabaab terrorists have taken over.  In 1992 UN arms embargo was in placed to deter Al Shabaab groups from getting weapons.  Now the UN wants to lift it but must ensure Al Shabaab does not get control....they control South Somalia.

 

There are huge numbers of refugees , famine, rape, disease and violence

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