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Traditional African Religion Still Very Relevant In Africa ...

Traditional African Religion Still Very Relevant In Africa ... | 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 ...

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This article goes under the religion category for africa because it discusses the religious traditions of the past and how they are still practiced today by many indigenous tribes. 

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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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Anti-gay laws are political boon across Africa - Christian Science Monitor

Anti-gay laws are political boon across Africa - Christian Science Monitor | South America and Africa | Scoop.it
Christian Science Monitor Anti-gay laws are political boon across Africa Christian Science Monitor Uganda's president recently approved a controversial law further criminalizing homosexuality and imposing strict sentences for aspects of...

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This article goes under the political category of Africa because it discusses the gay rights if people in Africa and the level of discrimination that occurs there daily 

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Juyoung Lee's curator insight, March 10, 2014 10:51 AM

The article I read was about gay laws in Africa. In Africa, there is a general disliking of gays and the people have a negative viewpoint about them. As we have learned already, Uganda's president, Yoweri Museveni signed a law against gays and majority agree with him. While not all African countries have anti-gay laws, 38 of the continent's 54 countries  do have anti-gay laws. The statistics show that 98 percent of people in Nigeria do not agree with homosexuality. The other countries in Africa have similar results. The intensity of the laws vary between countries. Some ranging from years in prison or even death. A reason for such dislike could be because of the religions in Africa. Christians and Muslims have an ongoing dispute between each other but they are united when it comes to anti-gay laws. Majority think of homosexuality as wrong in Africa and some believe that African leaders are passing these laws to gain the favor of the people and a possibility of staying in power longer. Many of the western countries could not agree less with Africa's homosexuality laws and Denmark, Norway, and the Netherlands have even broken off their aid for Uganda as soon as the law was published.  To put it simply, the westerners disapprove of Africa's homosexuality laws. 


Wow, I never knew how bad things were. I have recently learned about the publishing of anti-gay laws in Africa and this article has helped me understand even better of the current situation. The opinions of the African continent is very different from the western part of the world and I can understand that it could be a likely cause of disagreement. The article has also helped me understand how western countries are taking the news of Africa's decisions. 

 

The topic of the article isn't something you can place a clear opinion on instantly. I come from a Christian household and my religion says it is wrong but I can't seem to get myself to agree with what the Africans are doing. I have nothing against homosexuals and I think that the laws may be to harsh against them. Then again, I do think that people should refrain from gay sex. I have mixed emotions and thought about this sensitive topic and I don't have a straight up opinion of what is right and what is wrong.

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Africa Political: This article discusses gay rights in the general African continent. There are countries where it is acceptable; however, there is a large consensus that homosexuality "shouldnt be accepted". In some African countries, homosexuality is a sin. Many outside countries are devoted to defending the rights of gays in Africa.

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Africa's Creative Sector: Why Intellectual Property Matters - Africa.com

Africa's Creative Sector: Why Intellectual Property Matters - Africa.com | South America and Africa | Scoop.it
Why African governments need to educate the public as well as the judiciary about intellectual property.
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This article goes under intellectual because it discusses the issues of intellectual property being taken away.  A man in Uganda realizes that the resources of learning from art/music to education is being deprived from them.  Then he lists what the government can do instead in oder to benefit the country.  This tells that there are problems with intellectual topics.

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Traditional Art of South America

Traditional Art of South America | South America and Africa | Scoop.it
The traditional art of South America is as varied as it is rich. From arts as ancient as pottery and textile weaving to colonial traditions of paintings and wood carvings, the art expresses the ...
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Chile: The nation that's still waging war on Native Americans - The Independent

Chile: The nation that's still waging war on Native Americans - The Independent | South America and Africa | Scoop.it
The Independent Chile: The nation that's still waging war on Native Americans The Independent Yet despite the bucolic scene, Mr Huenchullan is a protagonist in the South American nation's longest-running and most acrimonious social conflict,...

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This article is part of the social catagory because it discusses the class of the Natice Americans and how they must preserve the land, keeping their territory from Chile.  Chile over seas the historical and ancestry part of the land and that is why the Natives must Keep the land.

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Andrew and Tom's curator insight, March 11, 2014 11:48 AM

Social, Chile is not getting along with it's natives 

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Brazil Economy Not What It Once Was - Forbes

Brazil Economy Not What It Once Was - Forbes | South America and Africa | Scoop.it
Why Brazil's economy remains weak.
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This article represents South American economy. It talks about how the economy is not really developing and is still fairly  weak. Although it is full of resources and riches, exports are not enough to keep the economy going. 

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The South African Economics Analyst - FNB Blog

The South African Economics Analyst. Sizwe Nxedlana. View Biography. Date of birth: Lives in: From: Studied: Sizwe Nxedlana Chief Economist at First National Bank. Prior to that he was a Senior Economist in FNB's Wealth ...

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This article goes under the economic category because it shows the course of South Africa's economy and what is predicted to happen in the near future.

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Africa: Physical Geography

Africa: Physical Geography | South America and Africa | Scoop.it
Encyclopedic entry. Africa has an array of diverse ecosystems, from sandy deserts to lush rain forests.
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This article goes under the area/geography part of Africa because it tells all about the physical aspects of Africa.  In detail it goes through the deserts, highland, lakes and the parts that surround Africa.  

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South African Woman Uses Social Media to Build A Well For Those Without Water

South African Woman Uses Social Media to Build A Well For Those Without Water | South America and Africa | Scoop.it

South African Woman Uses Social Media to Build A Well For Those Without Water http://tribr.it/l5j7q via @JeniseFryatt...


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This is part of Africa's Social content because a young woman uses social media to her advantage, in order to raise money for her charity. She will tweet or Facebook to raise awareness about the lack of clean water and how we can help raise money.  This all relates back to the uses and social media, benefiting her cause.

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Brazil tries to combat religious intolerance of minority faiths - Religion News Service

Brazil tries to combat religious intolerance of minority faiths - Religion News Service | South America and Africa | Scoop.it
Brazil tries to combat religious intolerance of minority faiths Religion News Service “We suffered years of abuse for our religious beliefs from our neighbor and even though we complained to the police about it many times, we were told it was not...

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This article goes in the religious category for Persia. It shows how Brazil is trying to end religious intolerance. Brazils minority groups are discriminated against

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Spectacled Bears - Bears Of The World

Spectacled Bears - Bears Of The World | South America and Africa | Scoop.it
Spectacled Bears. Social behavior, habitat, breeding, and endangerment of Tremarctos ornatus of South America.

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This article is in the area and geography section because it shows where the  spectacled bear lives  and survives.  It is one of the sole survivors of the short faced bears and lived through the last ice age.  They live in the Andes from southern America of Venezuela to Argentina.

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Morgan Gilbar's curator insight, February 8, 2013 2:24 PM

It gives the characteristics & other things about the type of bear.

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Ecuador accuses UK of ‘violating Assange’s human rights’ — RT News

Ecuador accuses UK of ‘violating Assange’s human rights’ — RT News | South America and Africa | Scoop.it
Ecuador has accused the UK of violating Julian Assange’s human rights by refusing to allow the WikiLeaks founder to take shelter in South America, which granted him political asylum nearly a year ago.

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This goes under the political section of South America because of  the political argument between Ecuador and the UK. Ecuador did not believe that the UK was following the human rights. That was because they would not let a wiki leaks founder into south america.

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madisonandkylie's curator insight, March 9, 2014 11:41 PM

POLITICAL:

I chose this article because it really shows the conflict between two countries, and it shows the political view between each of them as well. 

COSTA'S QUESTION: Analyze the article and give your opinion on which country you agree or side with.

Chloe and Devynne's curator insight, March 11, 2014 1:15 PM

This article is about South America's political. Ecuador had accused the UK of violating  human rights. 

Emil Bodnar's curator insight, March 11, 2014 1:20 PM

South america political