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Libya in agreement with Egypt, Chad and Sudan on sharing underground water

Libya in agreement with Egypt, Chad and Sudan on sharing underground water | Geographyandworldcultures | Scoop.it
Tripoli, 20 September 2013: Libya, Egypt, Chad and Sudan have signed a UN-backed agreement  on the shared use of a massive underground aquifer system straddling the four countries known as the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System.

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Political

 

This article is political because the dispute of countries over water being settled would be political  :)

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Charles Henderson's curator insight, September 23, 2013 7:57 PM

How might this change the population in this area?  Could desert cities actually spring up?  Or desert farms?

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Buy Computers Online In South Africa

Buy Computers Online In South Africa | Geographyandworldcultures | Scoop.it
 Buying computer online can be a serious challenge in South Africa. Firstly, most computer buyers do know what they looking for and therefore fall easy prey to sales men that are desperate to make a commission. Below please watch this important computer advice videos and equip yourself with the ... http://buyinsouthafrica.co.za/buy-computers-online-south-africa/
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I chose this for Intellectual. Since this is all about technological advancements in Africa, I felt it was well suited for the job of representing how smart they have the potential to be :)

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South Africans Plan to Protest Obama's Crimes Against Africa During Presidential Visit

South Africans Plan to Protest Obama's Crimes Against Africa During Presidential Visit | Geographyandworldcultures | Scoop.it
Patrick Bond: South Africans plan protests over Obama administration's funding of
African dictators, revelations of NSA spying and economic agenda

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This is most definitely a Political article/interview thing (scroll down to find the text of the interview) since it is all about Obama and the protestors in Africa.

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Jared Broker's curator insight, June 27, 2013 12:32 PM

A couple of protests are planned for Obama's trip to South Africa.  Historically they have laid off Obama, but his support of tyrants and oppression has eroded his image..

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 30, 2014 1:46 AM
South Africans Plan to Protest Obama's Crimes Against Africa During Presidential Visit
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Opinion: Is Africa the most homophobic continent?

Opinion: Is Africa the most homophobic continent? | Geographyandworldcultures | Scoop.it
New laws in Nigeria and Uganda, plus reports throughout the continent of extortion, murder, so-called "curative rape" and abuse of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex) -- and their allies -- are deeply concerning to many people, in and outside of Africa.

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This is all about the people of Africa and how welcoming they are to homosexuality (not very welcoming...) This article I chose to represent the Social aspects of Africa since it portrays how the people stand up for themselves and their beliefs. 

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Alexis Akwagyiram's curator insight, March 1, 2014 8:51 AM

Lots has been written about the apparent wave of anti-homosexual sentiments in a number of African countries. This opinion piece, on CNN's website, is balanced and well researched. For other views, check out this New Yorker article - http://nyr.kr/1fQIzKF - and this comprehensive breakdown of homosexual legislation in a number of countries, which I saw on AllAfrica.com - http://bit.ly/1dMgvnz.&nbsp

Arielle Erickson's curator insight, March 1, 2014 11:32 PM

     This is an article and a video. During the video American Preacher and Lawyer, Scott Lively, is accused of being an extremest and of starting these protests and killings of gays and lesbians. He defends himself, but is not very convincing. In the article it tells us to keep three things in mind before we start to call Africa "the most homophobic continent".  The first thing is that Africa is a HUGE continent made up of 54 countries. We need to keep on being reminded that Africa is a continent not a country, and that each country is under their own rule, law, and religions. The second thing is that it's us Westerners that put the idea of bisexual being evil and sinful. Most countries in Africa accept gays and lesbians, and families try to be discreet about other family members being bisexual. The African policy of "uBuntu" is meant to keep families together even when members strayed from the heterosexual, married, and fertile ideal. The third thing is that religious groups have helped spread this hate for bisexuals.

      This article helps me understand that Africans are not to be held responsible for all these deaths, protests, and hatred. Westerners influenced them, and turned them into "monsters".

      I feel grief and shame, because of what people are doing to bisexuals and what some of the bisexuals do. Why can't people just accept one another for who they are?! Why don't people see that just because one person is mean and nasty doesn't mean everyone else is too! There acting like a bunch of children and teenagers!! When I'm playing sports and one of the other girls is being mean, all the sudden we assume that everyone from that school is mean, but that's not true because then I meet some of the other girls who are really nice and kind, and say sorry for their teammates behavior. Not all Christians are like Scott Lively(who I don't like at all), not all bisexuals are evil and force people to do things, and not all Africans are mad at bisexuals!

Meritxell's curator insight, April 8, 2014 2:30 PM

L'homofòbia actual a Nigèria

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Benedict Cumberbatch Meets His Adorable Arch-Nemesis on Sesame Street—Watch!

Benedict Cumberbatch Meets His Adorable Arch-Nemesis on Sesame Street—Watch! | Geographyandworldcultures | Scoop.it
Benedict Cumberbatch met his arch-nemesis, Murray-arty, on Sesame Street and it was insanely cute...
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This goes under social and intellectual because the brilliant English actor Benedict  Cumberbatch  stars in a clip from the educational children's television show Sesame Street.  

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Sherlock return watched by 9.2m

Sherlock return watched by 9.2m | Geographyandworldcultures | Scoop.it
The return of Sherlock to BBC One was watched by an average 9.2 million people, overnight figures suggest.
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This article goes under  social because it talks about the BBC telvision programme Sherlock,  which goes under entertainment. It  contains information about the large number of viewers in its latest season in comparison to other shows that were airing at that tIme. 

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Hum R Law Rev

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This is religious because it describes europe's religion (they have free rights so they can believe in whatever)

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European University : Learning from Leaders @investorseurope

European University : Learning from Leaders @investorseurope | Geographyandworldcultures | Scoop.it
European University is launching its new Learning from Leaders series. Through our flagship EU Today TV online channel, we will conduct interviews with various

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This is intellectual because it's about school :D

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Libya in agreement with Egypt, Chad and Sudan on sharing underground water

Libya in agreement with Egypt, Chad and Sudan on sharing underground water | Geographyandworldcultures | Scoop.it
Tripoli, 20 September 2013: Libya, Egypt, Chad and Sudan have signed a UN-backed agreement  on the shared use of a massive underground aquifer system straddling the four countries known as the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System.

Via Seth Dixon
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Political

 

This article is political because the dispute of countries over water being settled would be political  :)

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Charles Henderson's curator insight, September 23, 2013 7:57 PM

How might this change the population in this area?  Could desert cities actually spring up?  Or desert farms?

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Updated NZ tsunami threat map 2013

Updated NZ tsunami threat map 2013 | Geographyandworldcultures | Scoop.it

Recent tsunami research has presented New Zealand with a mixed bag of news. Parts of our coast are exposed to greater tsunami hazard than previously thought, while the hazard in other coastal regions is the same or less. The findings come from a new GNS Science report commissioned by the Ministry for Civil Defence and Emergency Management. It updates a report on New Zealand’s tsunami hazards that we compiled in 2005.

This year’s report incorporates new research and significant changes in scientific understanding since our 2005 report. It focuses on the entire New Zealand coastline rather than just the main population centres. It also uses more advanced modelling to quantify the tsunami hazard. Areas where the hazard is higher are the North Island’s east-facing coasts and the southwest of the South Island. In other coastal regions, the tsunami hazard remains about the same, or has even decreased.

Our recent research and modelling has shown the hazard from near-source tsunami with little travel time is higher than previously estimated. This is particularly the case for tsunami generated by undersea earthquakes off the North Island’s east coast.


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Area/geography 

 

 

This article is about area and geography because if you're in a certain area you may be in danger of a tsunami. 

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Mathijs Booden's curator insight, September 30, 2013 3:37 PM

The 220 page report is probably overdoing it for high school pupils, but this summary map is a good resource. Describe the distribution of tsunami height along the NZ coast, contrast the threat level along the east and west coasts if the North Island, explain the large maximum amplitude along the eastern Northland, Coromandel and East Cape coasts.

Dana Boisen's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:58 PM

Handy for Yr 7 disasters

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Where 60 Million People in the U.S. Don't Speak English at Home

Where 60 Million People in the U.S. Don't Speak English at Home | Geographyandworldcultures | Scoop.it
The number is on the rise.

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Intellectual/arts?

 

This article is on intellectual and arts because its about how people aren't speaking English at home. The article is talking about how people wont speak English and stuff and thats intellectual. 

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Kenneth Jordan's comment, September 3, 2013 11:21 PM
This shows how culturally diverse we are as a country. with more than 60 million people speaking another language besides English is in my opinion, interesting. It also means that these people will be able to share their culture with the ones around them.
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The impact of avian flu on livelihood outcomes in Africa: Evidence from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria | African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics


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From the information I could gather from the link (unfortunately not an article) this list is about sickness in certain countries of Africa. I thought that this could represent the Economy in a way, as it shows how un-resistant they are to disease.

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IFPRIKM's curator insight, February 5, 2014 2:35 PM

In this paper we investigate the role of poultry in households’ livelihood portfolios, and the livelihood impacts of supply and demand shocks that may be caused by avian flu outbreaks and scares. We focus on four sub-Saharan African countries that represent a spectrum of disease status and spread. By using nationally representative data and econometric methods, we profile the characteristics of households that are most likely to keep poultry and to be engaged in intensive poultry production, and estimate the ex-ante livelihood impacts of avian flu shocks. The results are expected to aid in the design of targeted avian flu control policies.

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Climate change and agriculture: Impacts and adaptation options in South Africa | Water Resources and Economics


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This is another "not really an article" article. This list provides information on the climate and other weather changes in Africa, therefore representing (quite thoroughly) its Area and Geography.

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IFPRIKM's curator insight, March 24, 2014 11:22 AM

South Africa is likely to experience higher temperatures and less rainfall as a result of climate change. Resulting changes in regional water endowments and soil moisture will affect the productivity of cropland, leading to changes in food production and international trade patterns. High population growth elsewhere in Africa and Asia will put further pressure on natural resources and food security in South Africa. Based on four climate change scenarios from two general circulation models (CSIRO and MIROC) and two IPCC SRES emission scenarios (A1B, B1), this study assesses the potential impacts of climate change on global agriculture and explores two alternative adaptation scenarios for South Africa. The analysis uses an updated GTAP-W model, which distinguishes between rainfed and irrigated agriculture and implements water as an explicit factor of production for irrigated agriculture. For South Africa to adapt to the adverse consequences of global climate change would require yield improvements of more than 20 percent over baseline investments in agricultural research and development. A doubling of irrigation development, on the other hand, will not be sufficient to reverse adverse impacts from climate change in the country.

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Africa's militant Islamist groups

Africa's militant Islamist groups | Geographyandworldcultures | Scoop.it
A guide to the various Islamist militant groups in Africa.

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This article talks of the military which is Islamic (apparently, according to the title). I read about what they used to control and stuff. Anyway, since it had Islamic in the title, I felt that it would be able to represent Religion!

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Alexis Akwagyiram's curator insight, December 6, 2013 1:10 PM

Excellent guide to militant groups in Africa - clear explanations and a detailed map. 

Meritxell's curator insight, April 8, 2014 2:35 PM

Hoja de ruta de algunos grupos islamistas en Africa

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Queen Elizabeth II to Visit Pope Francis in April

Queen Elizabeth II to Visit Pope Francis in April | Geographyandworldcultures | Scoop.it
The Queen of England will meet Pope Francis at the Vatican in April during a one-day visit to Italy.
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This goes under political because the Queen of England is a political figure. In this article it explains how she in the near future will meet Pope Francis. 

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European honeybee decline will test UK agriculture

Honeybee stocks across Europe are now insufficient to supply more than 90 per cent of the demand for crop pollination, a publication in a science journal has warned.
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This article falls under the economic catagory  because it concerns Europe's agriculture.  The honeybee decline leads to many of the crops in the countries to not get the proper pollination. This kills their crops, not letting them get any money from them because they cannot be sold. 

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European free movement rules putting British citizens at risk - @investorseurope

European free movement rules putting British citizens at risk - @investorseurope | Geographyandworldcultures | Scoop.it
European free movement rules are placing British citizens at risk because foreign police are failing to impose travel bans on dangerous offenders, claim the parents of a man who was brutally killed by a foreign criminal.

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This is area/geo becauSe it's about the movement of people throughout Europe. 

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Proactive Central Bank is Behind Australia’s Rebound

Proactive Central Bank is Behind Australia’s Rebound | Geographyandworldcultures | Scoop.it
Australia's economy is showing signs of a tentative recovery -- and the country's central bank deserves much of the credit.
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Economic

 

 This article demonstrates the economy of  Australia because it explains the economic recovery of the country. 

 

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Hijab: Veiled in Controversy

Hijab: Veiled in Controversy | Geographyandworldcultures | Scoop.it
Hijab is an Islamic concept of modesty and privacy, most notably expressed in women’s clothing that covers most of the body.

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Religion

 

This article is religious because its about Hindu women and what their culture does or does not allow them to wear. 

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Muslim beauty pageant challenges Miss World contest

Muslim beauty pageant challenges Miss World contest | Geographyandworldcultures | Scoop.it

"Muslim women from six countries defy western beauty ideals, emphasize spirituality.  Organizers of the event said they wanted to show Muslim women there is an alternative to the idea of beauty put forward by the British-run Miss World pageant. They also stress that opposition to the pageant can be expressed non-violently." 


Via Seth Dixon
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Social

 

This article is social because it is about a group of women who got together and challenged beauty ideals. 

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Rawr_adventuretime's comment, October 3, 2013 1:27 PM
This is social because the gender relations is women defying ideas of beauty and expressing beauty through spirit instead of body and looks c:
Mrs. B's curator insight, October 5, 2013 9:34 AM

What do you think?

Hannah Hitchcock's curator insight, December 13, 2013 1:54 PM

This article is a really good example on how beauty is a cultural perception. American pleople have a skewed idea of beauty, those shown above not being in that category. In other countries, these women might be extreamly beautiful, but the American perception doesn't believe the same things.