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Why Africa's professors are afraid of colonial education being dismantled

Why Africa's professors are afraid of colonial education being dismantled | Sustainable development in Africa | Scoop.it
African academics are steeped in European knowledge systems and ways of teaching. There is a galaxy of African scholarship they can draw from to change this - if they're brave enough.
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On Authentic African intellectual vanguard

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Uhuru Blasts US, UK in His AU Speech - Full Speech Below - AllAfrica.com

Uhuru Blasts US, UK in His AU Speech - Full Speech Below - AllAfrica.com | Sustainable development in Africa | Scoop.it
The Standard Digital News Uhuru Blasts US, UK in His AU Speech - Full Speech Below AllAfrica.com The founding fathers of African Unity were conscious that structural colonialism takes many forms, some blatant and extreme, like apartheid, while...
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Why Africa must trade with Africa

In its report, Doing Business, Trading Across Borders 2012, the World Bank estimates that Africa trades with Africa at a level of only 10 per cent compared to 60 per cent among Western European countries.

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The Map That Lincoln Used to See the Reach of Slavery

The Map That Lincoln Used to See the Reach of Slavery | Sustainable development in Africa | Scoop.it

"Historian Susan Schulten writes in her book Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America that during the 1850s many abolitionists used maps to show slavery's historical development and to illustrate political divisions within the South. (You can see many of those maps on the book’s companion website.)  Schulten writes that President Lincoln referred to this particular map often, using it to understand how the progress of emancipation might affect Union troops on the ground. The map (hi-res) even appears in the familiar Francis Bicknell Carpenter portrait First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln, visible leaning against a wall in the lower right-hand corner of the room."

 

Tags: mapping, historical, cartography.


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Anna & Lexi 's curator insight, October 3, 2013 11:18 AM

I chose this scoop because it relates to slavery, and slavery has something to do with economics. It also has to do with social. This map was used by Lincoln to see the reach of slavery. TOPIC: social

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 4:13 AM

Great historical map of the population density of enslaved people during the 1850s. I would like to see this map with a side by side of the poulation density of modern day african americans. I think they would be very similar due to many people not wanting to leave their culture and tradtion behind. Another little thing i found interesting on this map is where the slaves were the most populated such as along the mississippi and coastal carolinas. This is from the farms having to use massive amounts of water to run and whats better than being right on the water.

Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 17, 2014 11:01 AM

This made, created in 1861, shows the relevant amounts of slavery occurring throughout that year. The map shades counties based on the percentage of total inhabitants who were enslaved. Though this map was simple, it showed the relationship between states commitments to slavery and their enthusiasm about secession, making a visual argument about Confederate motivations. President Lincoln referred to this particular map often, using it to understand how the progress of emancipation might affect Union troops on the ground. The map is a great representation of slavery that amounted during the 1860's.

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Ujamaa: Cooperative Economics :Legacy of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Pan-Africanism

Ujamaa: Cooperative Economics :Legacy of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Pan-Africanism | Sustainable development in Africa | Scoop.it
2013: ReClaiming  : On this the fourth and middle day of Kwanzaa, we celebrate Ujamaa, Cooperative Economics. Let us strengthen our resolve to build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together....

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Guinea: Ethnicity, Democracy and Opposition | Think Africa Press

Guinea: Ethnicity, Democracy and Opposition | Think Africa Press | Sustainable development in Africa | Scoop.it

Guinea: Ethnicity, Democracy and Opposition

After two years of democracy, how is politically-fractious Guinea faring?     By Kamissa Camara

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Politicsweb - What MacMillan told Verwoerd (and vice versa) - Top stories

Politicsweb - What MacMillan told Verwoerd (and vice versa) - Top stories | Sustainable development in Africa | Scoop.it

 What MacMillan told Verwoerd

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The State of Women in the World

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Tags: gender, development, worldwide, poverty.


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Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, February 12, 2013 1:39 PM

Gender Development index - CHapter 9 materials

Amy Marques's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:09 AM

This is a great represenaton for showing the unfortunate truth of the state women in the world today.

Shelby Porter's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:15 AM

Why are women so unequal to men? Why are women in the Middle East seeing such bad treatment and unequality? How can we fix these problems?

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Dashiki Dialogues: Biko and the magic of dreams

Nigerian novelist Ben Okri was in rainbow country this past week.
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Standing with Barack ... From true believers to those who see imperfect president, support runs deep

Standing with Barack ... From true believers to those who see imperfect president, support runs deep | Sustainable development in Africa | Scoop.it
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South African Ambassador to the US, Ebrahim Rasool on Obama, the Marikana Massacre and Confronting Islamophobia

South African Ambassador to the US, Ebrahim Rasool on Obama, the Marikana Massacre and Confronting Islamophobia | Sustainable development in Africa | Scoop.it
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! interviews South Africas ambassador to the US, Ebrahim Rasool, who attended the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Daily Maverick - Ben Okri at Steve Biko Memorial Lecture: ‘Freedom was just the overture’

Daily Maverick - Ben Okri at Steve Biko Memorial Lecture: ‘Freedom was just the overture’ | Sustainable development in Africa | Scoop.it
Nigerian author Ben Okri was chosen to deliver UCT’s 13th annual Steve Biko lecture on Wednesday night, and the award-winning poet and novelist gave a compelling address.
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President Xi marks 60th anniversary of African-Asian movement opposed to colonialism

President Xi marks 60th anniversary of African-Asian movement opposed to colonialism | Sustainable development in Africa | Scoop.it
The Asian-African Conference, where leaders of developing nations have vowed to build a fairer international order, ended in Indonesia on Friday with leaders taking a symbolic walk to the venue of the first conference in 1955....

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Constructive politics key to nation's stability, growth - The Standard Digital News

Constructive politics key to nation's stability, growth
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Constructive politics that incorporate tolerance, understanding and positive criticism are a critical unifying factor to placing economic growth in pole position.
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for the vision Africa 2063

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Towards 'Decoloniality' in Zimbabwe - AllAfrica.com

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Towards 'Decoloniality' in Zimbabwe
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We wish to one day say such moments of madness were part of the painful birth pangs heralding re-birth of tolerant, democratic, and inclusive, and developed great nation of Zimbabwe.
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A Call for Peace: Concerned Africans call on US Congress to Reject Obama's ... - Center for Research on Globalization

A Call for Peace: Concerned Africans call on US Congress to Reject Obama's ... - Center for Research on Globalization | Sustainable development in Africa | Scoop.it
A Call for Peace: Concerned Africans call on US Congress to Reject Obama's ...
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Our people have always been on the side of peace, and that is our gift to the world

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Rokia Traore: 'My vision for Mali' - video

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the African Union, we asked the singer Rokia Traoré to share her thoughts on Pan-Africanism, the relationship between the continent and the west and her hopes for the future of her country, Mali.


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I love this lady's music
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Politics: Rokia Traore shares her dreams for Mali, and how she hopes it will grow into a great country. 

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The British have invaded 9 out of 10 countries

The British have invaded 9 out of 10 countries | Sustainable development in Africa | Scoop.it
Britain has invaded all but 22 countries in the world in its long and colourful history, new research has found.

 

This is a great map to show the historical impact of colonialism on the world map.  The map is based on the work in the new book All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To.   

 

Tags: book reviews, colonialism, war, historical, UK. 


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Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, October 12, 2013 7:33 PM

The British have done this in reality, in the physical world, in space and time... but perhaps the Chinese have done this in our minds!  Everything our country trades for has parts made in China.  We simply can't live without these things that may be invented in the US, and designed in the US, but assembled in China.... China has a name for itself, and they're playing a game of Monopoly.  They have hotels on Board walk and Park place, and they're eating us alive... I've conferred with politicians, who say that they're on the verge of turning their hidden empire into a physical one, and going from simple monetary domination to war.  They outnumber the US, and have better technology, and evidently more skill and products.  Not much to say about that, but if they learn from the mistakes of the British, the Chinese could really create a truly elite empire that could outlast any other in human history...  But really, if they include American/Chinese cuisine in their menu, I'm sold at General Tao's chicken... Go China! 

Nathan Chasse's curator insight, March 17, 2014 8:36 PM

This map illustrates just how wide-reaching the British Empire was throughout its history. Though the map cheats a little by including the activities of sanctioned pirates and minor invasions, almost the whole world excepting several very small nations and some difficult to reach inland ones.

 

The most surprising was Sweden considering the proximity and the frequent viking invasions on the British isles which were apparently never reciprocated.

 

Mark Hathaway's curator insight, October 9, 2015 10:26 AM

The British have had a powerful and colorful history. The British built an empire that has been unmatched in the history of human civilization. At its height, the sun never truly set on its empire. The impact the British Empire had on the globe is astounding. Almost every country in the world has some form of British heritage and influence. The influence has  had both positive and negative attributes. The British Empire spread both knowledge and Slavery to the rest of the globe. The world can never truly escape its British past.

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Daily Maverick - Meet Evans Ramokga, a thorn in Amplats' side

Daily Maverick - Meet Evans Ramokga, a thorn in Amplats' side | Sustainable development in Africa | Scoop.it
Evans Ramokga is young, well-spoken, energetic and charismatic. He is leading what he calls a “mining revolution” at Amplats near Rustenburg.
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We need a united front

The country is on fire and only people of integrity have it in their power to douse the flames.
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Politicsweb - What have we done with our freedom? - Trevor Manuel - Top stories

Politicsweb - What have we done with our freedom? - Trevor Manuel - Top stories | Sustainable development in Africa | Scoop.it

Address to the Planning Africa Conference African Planning Association and SA Planning Institute 'Planning for Inclusive Growth in Africa', Trevor A Manuel, MP

 

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The Struggle of Memory against Forgetting: How the SACP Has Become a Vanguard of ANC Power Factionalism

The Struggle of Memory against Forgetting: How the SACP Has Become a Vanguard of ANC Power Factionalism | Sustainable development in Africa | Scoop.it
If ever we needed to be reminded of Milan Kunderas famous axiom that, "the struggle...against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting," then it is in respect of the post-apartheid history of the South African Communist Party (SACP).
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Reconciliation & Security Are Inseparable - AllAfrica.com

Reconciliation & Security Are Inseparable - AllAfrica.com | Sustainable development in Africa | Scoop.it
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