In Africa, people have started poaching elephants by poisoning them, they are putting cyanide in the elephant's water holes. Last year 36,000 elephants were killed. Conservationists believe this will destroy all elephants in less than 12 years. Not only the elephants are being killed, but the animals that eat the poisoned elephants are dying too,and the animals that eat them die as well. Last year, some people were caught committing this horrendous crime, and to top up on that, their punishment was 2 blooming years!! This article helps me to understand Africa by showing my how many varieties of problems there are in Africa such as, droughts, trafficking, poaching, child marriages, and there are so much more. This helps me understand that Africa needs help from the world, yet some people aren't even paying attention, their just worried about their own problems, and yes, sometimes their own problems are huge but other times their problems can be as small as the hot water turning off or that they broke a nail, but what they don't realize, is that in other places around the world, bigger things, bigger problems are going on. This topic discussed in this article was probably the saddest thing I personally heard all day, but it is definitely not the saddest thing that happened all day. I think it is unjust for the people to only have to go in jail for 2 years, when hundreds of animals are dying because of them.
BBC News South Sudan Nile ferry sinks with more than 200 dead BBC News More than 200 civilians in South Sudan have drowned in a Nile ferry accident while fleeing fighting in the town of Malakal, an army spokesman has said.
Chloe Goodman's insight:
In South Sudan and Egypt, more than 200 people drowned on the Nile from fleeing fighting in Malakal.This article helps me understand how in Africa there are problems with fighting and that people should help. In my opinion, the topic is a little harsh in how it says that they drowned, they said "The reports we have are of between 200 to 300 people, including women and children. The boat was overloaded," it is like he was blaming the people for fleeing.
British researcher says well-coordinated exploitation of African groundwater sources could help millions access reliable and safe water.
This is a map of the rich system of aquifers available to Sub-Saharan Africa's population. The research of Helen Bonsor might prove to be one of the most important factors in saving African lives over the next 20 years. The key is to drill into these sources, and to prevent their pollution while doing so. In the United States such aquifers provide much of the nation's drinking water, especially in the more arid Southwestern states. Such a solution is available to Africa. What is needed is good management and the help of more developed nations in providing the money to make this happen.
Most of the people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to safe, clean water. Recently a British researcher, Helen Bonsor said that the answer to this horrendous problem lies right below their feet. She stated that there is a MASSIVE underground fresh water source that has 20 times the amount of fresh water in Africa's fresh water lakes. This article really helped me understand how much water is NOT clean in Africa and how much they really need clean water. I think that this topic is really important for the world to know because I think the world should know about this before they waste water again. Think of the time you were last in the shower, did you spend 30 minutes just standing there thinking about your day? yes? well next time you might just want to think about all the African people that can't do that, and what about when you wash your hands, do you just leave the water running while you go get a towel to dry your hands off? yes? well you think hard about all the African people that can't do that, and your practically boasting about how you've never had to live a life where you had to walk miles just to get a decent drink of clean water or to have a nice shower. Well now they've discovered how they will have much more clean fresh water.
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