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Women on the Rise in African Politics

Women on the Rise in African Politics | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
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, activist...
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African women are rising up to join politics. The Africans are saving spots for women to join the seats.

 

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Can You Name the Countries of Africa from Largest to Smallest?

Can You Name the Countries of Africa from Largest to Smallest? | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
Read this article to learn the names of Africa's countries as organized by land area. Learn all about Africa's countries and their size, population numbers and capital cities from Geography at About.com.
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Africa is known for its biodiversity, varied topography, culture and varied climate, which makes this article perfect for Area and Geography with the descriptions of each country in Africa and it's overall land mass. 

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A social media boom begins in Africa | Africa Renewal Online

A social media boom begins in Africa | Africa Renewal Online | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it

In the mid-1990s, as the use of mobile phones started its rapid spread in much of the developed world, few thought of Africa as a potential market. Now, with more than 400 million subscribers, its market is larger than North America's.

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Mobile phones and social media are making a very important strides in African countries such as Apple, Facebook, and many others which puts this article into the Social category.

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Pope replaces cardinal at head of Vatican financial authority - WorldWide Religious News

Pope Francis on Thursday replaced a cardinal who played a senior role in Vatican finances for more than a decade, in his latest move to clear out the old financial guard associated with his predecessor.

 

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How Europe’s Solution for Economic Crisis is Actually the Problem · Global Voices

How Europe’s Solution for Economic Crisis is Actually the Problem · Global Voices | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
Europe's current crisis is more than economic. Between the German government advocating a dangerous austerity policy and European authorities lacking any other suggestions, it is clear that the 2008 financial crisis is no longer solely responsible for the downward spiral of Europe.
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Anna & Lexi 's curator insight, February 6, 2014 11:31 AM

The article explained the economic problems in Europe and how their banks and GDP are starting to noticeably decline 

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This article discusses European economic issues and how the banking systems and GDP is increasingly declining  

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Current political issues | A view from the European Parliament

Current political issues | A view from the European Parliament | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
Posts about Current political issues written by Lidia Geringer de Oedenberg
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Australian Police Bust Multinational Pirate DVD Syndicate

Australian Police Bust Multinational Pirate DVD Syndicate | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
Australian authorities on Thursday seized 1.2 million high-quality pirate DVDs of movies and TV series from a residential address and an industrial premises in Western Sydney.
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Social portions of Australian culture are very important in helping us understand how much their people are similar to ours. Which is why we chose this article about a pirate DVD seller that was recently caught. Stories like this are often found here in the U.S, but to see it happening in other countries really proves the point that we are more alike than we think, despite other disputes.

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All change down under

All change down under | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
WITHIN 90 minutes of polling booths closing at 6pm on September 7th, it was clear that Australia would have a new government. Tony Abbott, leader of the conservative...
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Australian politics are not very much unlike the United States polotics; they elect new leaders in a simialr fashion as well. Very recently, Tony Abbot was elected as Australian's new leader and is now about to lead the country with a brand new government. This article was chosen because of its great importance of knowing the current state of Australian politics.

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This article is political. It's all about the changes the government of Australia is facing And is very fascinating. 

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8 economic challenges for Australia’s new leaders Outside the Box

8 economic challenges for Australia’s new leaders  Outside the Box | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
Australia’s conservative Liberal-National coalition inherits a country with decidedly altered economic prospects, writes Satyajit Das.
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Australia has a brand new government and is going to have to face many difficult decisions in order to maintain peace throughout the country. Decisions like the fall in prices of items or the decrease of the Australian dollar bill. This article falls into the Economic section and I think we've chosen this specifically because it shows the difficult choices that are being made within Australia's economy.

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How Nigeria Became Africa's Largest Economy Overnight

How Nigeria Became Africa's Largest Economy Overnight | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
Does the continent's most-populous country deserve its new title?
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This shows Nigeria is gaining a booming economy due to natural resources. The discovery of oil doesn't show the welfare of the population

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National Roving Seminar on Making Better Use of Intellectual Property for Business Competitiveness and Development in Africa, March 24–28, 2014, Mbabane, Swaziland

National Roving Seminar on Making Better Use of Intellectual Property for Business Competitiveness and Development in Africa, March 24–28, 2014, Mbabane, Swaziland | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) in conjunction with the Intellectual Property Office of the Kingdom of Swaziland organized from March 24 to 28 the first series of roving seminars under the theme: “Making Better Use of Intellectual Property for Business Competitiveness and Development in Africa”.

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The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) is helping to make strides in development for their continent by meeting together.

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Work out to catch up

Work out to catch up | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
In Pisa, Italy, European scientists are pioneering a new way to treat some of the neurological symptoms that can occur in premature births. Babies born early are often more prone to develop…
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Europe intellectual 

 

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Russia’s Lavrov dismisses Olympic boycott as ‘nonsense’

Russia’s Lavrov dismisses Olympic boycott as ‘nonsense’ | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
The Olympic torch has been taking a tour around Sochi ahead of the Winter Games official opening on Friday. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was among several famous faces who donned a…
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Tensions high as decision on school boundary changes draws closer

Tensions high as decision on school boundary changes draws closer | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
The Molesworth Primary School believes closure is inevitable under planned changes to state school boundaries.
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Representing the Intellectual category, this article shows the current problems occuring with the schools in Australia.  We chose this article to represent how Australia has some difficulties with their  school programs, just as the US does. It shows how Austalia isn't a perfect country like we believe it to be and that they go through similar problems just as we do.

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This represents intellectual. We chose this article because it is all about the education systems of Australia and the problems they are facing right now. 

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Australia's National Landscapes

Australia's National Landscapes | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
Discover Australia's National Landscapes, places of great cultural, natural and spiritual significance including World Heritage-listed sites
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This article goes under the Area/Geography Category for several different reasons. Australia has many different types of natural and man-made landscapes throughout its vast area, but one very common is the Great Barrier Reef. The following page shows 4 very defining reasons to visit and expierience this wonderful, natural beauty which is really the main reason we chose this article. The way the piece pulls you into the topic is truly great.

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RELIGION-STATE RELATIONS IN AUSTRALIA | Human Rights in Australia | Right Now

RELIGION-STATE RELATIONS IN AUSTRALIA | Human Rights in Australia | Right Now | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it

There are a variety of constitutional models governing the relations between the state and religion. These range from atheist states at one end of the spectrum to outright theocracies at the other. In between the two extremes, the extent of the contact between government and religious organisations is a matter of degree. So far as Australia’s arrangements are concerned, the relevant provision is section 116 of the Australian Constitution, which states that the Commonwealth “shall not make any law for establishing any religion”.  There is no such restriction on the legislative power of the States and Territories.

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