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Canada Geography Review

A review of geography standard of Canada.
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Has religion fallen off the radar in Australia?

What role has religion played in Australia’s culture and history? Steve Austin chats with Roy Williams, author of "Post God Nation: How religion fell off the radar in Australia and what might be
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Australia's closing of Aboriginal communities sparks protests

Australia's closing of Aboriginal communities sparks protests | Asia | Scoop.it
The government says the remote communities are too expensive to maintain.
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SMEs worried on economic growth

SMEs worried on economic growth | Asia | Scoop.it
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South America Is a Tough Spot for U.S. Airlines, But Travel to Colombia Is Booming

South America Is a Tough Spot for U.S. Airlines, But Travel to Colombia Is Booming | Asia | Scoop.it
South America has been a difficult region for the big three  U.S. airlines for months, due primarily to the troubled economies of Brazil and Venezuela. But South America also has its bright spots, particularly in Colombia, Latin America's third largest economy after Brazil and Mexico. The Colombian economy is growing and [...]
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Joyce sells NZ education to South Americans

Joyce sells NZ education to South Americans | Asia | Scoop.it
Steven Joyce has begun a 10-day visit to South America to try to drum up more interest in New Zealand as a study destination.
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The Greek Orthodox Church In Latin America Is Not Very Greek

The Greek Orthodox Church In Latin America Is Not Very Greek | Asia | Scoop.it
Thousands of Orthodox Christians attended Holy Week services in Greek Orthodox churches in Central and South America this year -- but most were not of Greek descent.

It was the last thing that chur
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East Africa to expand One Network Area to data

East Africa to expand One Network Area to data | Asia | Scoop.it
Prices of broadband internet are likely to significantly when Uganda, South Sudan Kenya, and Rwanda extend the One Network Area to data and mobile money in 2016
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Africa: Country Hits Last Position on Social Progress Index

Africa: Country Hits Last Position on Social Progress Index | Asia | Scoop.it
Poverty is more important than inequality in holding back "social progress", a broad measure of what makes a country a good place to live, researchers said on Thursday, releasing data ranking Norway first and the Central African Republic last.
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Oxford Africa Conference 2015. A Continent on the Move: People, Politics and Business across Borders

OXFORD, April 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd May 2015

Venue: The Oxford Union and Said Business School, University of Oxford

For Africa to establish truly sustainable growth and succeed as a world leading continent, integration and cross-border coordination between countries is vital. The benefits of uniting the continent, while still appreciating its diversity, are not solely related to economic growth but will also allow healthcare challenges to be tackled effectively, encourage responsible leadership and governance across regions, and support migration within the continent.

The 6th annual Oxford Africa Conference on 22nd and 23rd May aims to explore the current stage of integration and collaboration across Africa to understand how it is affecting culture, society, business, and the economy. The theme of this year's conference, 'A Continent on the Move: People, Politics and Business across Borders', investigates new thinking and perspectives about Africa across all disciplines, including politics, business, arts, technology and academia. The conference allows speakers and delegates to gain a deep understanding and awareness of the power and potential of an interconnected African continent. From focused discussions on how the economic power of South Africa and Nigeria could create 'growth pull' for other countries, to exploring how to successfully scale businesses across regions, the conference will provide a vibrant platform for thinking about Africa's future.

You are invited to join the conference.

The Conference also seeks to inform the way that Africa interacts with the global community and vice versa, by highlighting the continent's international nature and the influence digital technology is already having in fostering cross-border opportunities. Panel discussions will explore the impact of international initiatives in Africa, including the effects of international aid and private equity investments on the continent.

Prominent political, cultural and business figures that are confirmed as speakers include:

H.E John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana
Tony Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings
Vera Songwe, Country Director for the World Bank
Keorapetse Kogsitsile, National Poet Laureate of the Republic of South Africa
Acha Leke, Director of McKinsey & Company
Ashish Thakkar, CEO of Mara Group
The full list of speakers is available here: http://www.oxfordafricanetwork.org/speaker-list/

The event is one of the largest and most globally recognised African conferences of its type organised by students of the long-established Oxford Africa Society and the Oxford Africa Business network of Saïd Business School.

To register to attend, or for further information please contact the press office:

Kate Richards, Press Officer
Mobile: +44 (0) 7711000521; Tel: +44 (0) 1865 288879
Email: kate.richards(at)sbs.ox.ac(dot)uk

Yurie Fukuda, Communications Officer, Oxford Africa Conference Committee
Mobile: +44 (0) 7517 618286
Email: Media(at)oxfordafricaconference(dot)com

Notes to Editors

About Oxford University Africa Society

For over fifty years, this African student-run organization has served as the hub for debate and discussion regarding Africa at the University of Oxford. It has become one of the most vibrant and influential societies at the University. We foster a sense of community among our members and provide a united voice on issues pertaining to Africa at the University and beyond. OUAS seeks to set the agenda for the future of the continent by providing a platform for African students and others to engage with opportunities and developments in Africa. Above all, it is a community of change agents passionate about Africa.

The Oxford University Africa Society is unique for its diversity and its capacity to influence change. Our members hail from every corner of the continent, and indeed the world. Our members include both graduate and undergraduate students from a wide variety of disciplines. The Society's many events focus on celebrating Africa, considering the future of the continent and helping students find their place in it.

The Oxford Business Network for Africa

The Oxford Business Network for Africa is a student led group created to organize and channel the substantial interest in business in Africa amongst Oxford students, alumni and faculty. The group is run by current MBA students at Saïd Business School (SBS), University of Oxford. Every year, a number of engagements are organized including speaker events, an Africa trek and Strategic Consulting Projects. These projects can be located anywhere in Africa and usually take place over eight weeks during July and August. Projects focus on issues of major importance to the future strategic direction of organisations and benefit from the combined multi-functional skills a truly global MBA class can offer.

About Saïd Business School

Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford blends the best of new and old. We are a vibrant and innovative business school, but yet deeply embedded in an 800 year old world-class university. We create programmes and ideas that have global impact. We educate people for successful business careers, and as a community seek to tackle world-scale problems. We deliver cutting-edge programmes and ground-breaking research that transform individuals, organisations, business practice, and society. We seek to be a world-class business school community, embedded in a world-class University, tackling world-scale problems.

About The Oxford Union

The Union is the world's most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. It has been established for 189 years, aiming to promote debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe. The Union is steeped in history. It was founded in 1823 as a forum for discussion and debate, at a time when the free exchange of ideas was a notion foreign to the restrictive University authorities. It soon became the only place for students to discuss political topics whilst at Oxford. Distinguished individuals who have spoken at the Oxford Union include Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, Mother Teresa, Malcolm X, the Dalia Lama and Henry Kissinger.

This article was originally distributed on PRWeb. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://uk.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12621408.htm

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Is the university of Oxford doing the right thing in suggesting that African countries mingle between borders? Or should Africa's countries remain solo?

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[ ECONOMY; AFRICA ] A conference is being held in Africa to discuss the benefits of having open borders. Arguments are being made that by opening the borders and having a united continent, business opportunities will rise up and the industry will become more efficient. A united continent with no immigration laws will help this dream become a reality. At the conference, topics covering ¨People, politics, and business across borders¨ will have influential aspects to all companies seeking people from other countries. With a better business and industry, more money can be made for effectively.

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Oxford Africa Conference, 2015, A Continent on the move, Fred Issa

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These are the religious beliefs of Europe’s leaders—including the atheists

These are the religious beliefs of Europe’s leaders—including the atheists | Asia | Scoop.it
Few reach the highest office despite not believing in God.
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The best European art exhibitions for spring 2015 | The Sunday Times

The best European art exhibitions for spring 2015 | The Sunday Times | Asia | Scoop.it
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BBC Democracy Day: Europe 'faces political earthquakes'

BBC Democracy Day: Europe 'faces political earthquakes' | Asia | Scoop.it
Political earthquakes could be in store for Europe in 2015, according to research by the Economist Intelligence Unit for the BBC's Democracy Day.
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The Class Structure in the U.S. - Boundless Open Textbook

The Class Structure in the U.S. - Boundless Open Textbook | Asia | Scoop.it
American society is stratified into social classes based on wealth, income, educational attainment, occupation, and social networks. Read more about the class structure in the u.s. in the Boundless open textbook.
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The influence of geography, technology and money on refugee migration

The influence of geography, technology and money on refugee migration | Asia | Scoop.it
There is an opportunity for policymakers, experts and commentators in Australia to step back and reflect on the implementation of the Refugee Convention and its intersection with people smuggling.
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Scholar urges bold step for Australia's higher education along new Silk Road - Global Times

The Australian higher education institutions must chart a course to Asia as China's ambitious
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Convergence theory explains the lack of choice in Australian politics

Convergence theory explains the lack of choice in Australian politics | Asia | Scoop.it
Convergence theory – which holds that the main Australian political parties will, over time, converge upon near-identical policy positions on most issues – was on full display during budget week.
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Isthmus of Panama: Land linking North and South America formed millions of years earlier than thought

Isthmus of Panama: Land linking North and South America formed millions of years earlier than thought | Asia | Scoop.it
Scientists find the Isthmus of Panama closed in waves started over 20 million years ago.
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Digital Journal: A Global Digital Media Network

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The American Roots of Cinco de Mayo Celebrations | RealClearPolitics

The American Roots of Cinco de Mayo Celebrations | RealClearPolitics | Asia | Scoop.it
Today is Cinco de Mayo, and not just in Puebla, Mexico, where this celebration began, or in Southern California, where it really took root -- but all over North America.
As Canadian Living magazine...
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After fall of statue, South African university weighs colonial legacy

After fall of statue, South African university weighs colonial legacy | Asia | Scoop.it
A contentious statue of British imperialist Cecil Rhodes was removed Thursday after a successful campaign by University of Cape Town students. But questions still remain of how South Africa should remember its checkered history.
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Woman Plans to Change African Government

Do yNIGERIA - Jennifer Ugo, self-described rationalist extraordinaire, has finalized plans to broadcast her campaign on the web. Research and development for the project has been underway since last year, and is now complete. Proposed launch date is April 1st, 2015.

 

News Site About Africa and Nigeria Gets Makeover

 

Ms. Ugo, long-time political blogger, has partnered with JC Web to bring AfricaIntels.com to life. The site’s motto is, “Development of Africa can be achieved if we come together.” A true believer, Ms. Ugo says that change starts from the ground up, and awareness of the issues is the first step. She says that she has been championing the truth by disseminating information that has not been popular with traditional news outlets in her country. A strong advocate for the separation of church and government, she brings her passion of both foreign and African politics to her country’s plight.

 

Breaking News in Africa

 

The flow of real and timely news has long been an issue in Africa. Ms. Ugo aims to change that by updating AfricaIntels.com quickly and regularly to bring the hard-hitting problems that face the average African. She intends to empower each African, and Nigerian citizens in particular, with the knowledge of what is happening in the streets and in the centers of power. By focusing on news about Africa, she hopes that people can make informed decisions for themselves, without relying on the filtered bits and pieces that trickle down from state-run news sources or the rumor mill. Her site features the hottest trending stories from Africa and around the world, with relevant topics such as Nigeria being the second least active country sexually on the planet. Not to underscore the importance of all information, the site also includes fresh celebrity and entertainment news.

All-in-all, the site promises to redefine the political scene across Africa, by exposing the details that inquisitive minds crave. “I feel like our leaders cannot hide from the truth,” Says Ugo. “Once we shine a light on them, then they cannot deny the will of the people.”

 

For more information:
Jennifer Ugo
africaintelsjennifer@gmail.com
www.africaintels.com


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[ POLITICS; AFRICA ] Ugo plans to run for office. The first thing she wants to do is update the news outlets. She believes that if people know what is going in their community, she can help them be prepared. If she takes office, she will empower countries and focus on giving people rights to choose for themselves. She plans to create a balance of entertainment and news on the outlets.

Delicia and Brooklyn's curator insight, April 12, 2015 10:43 PM

This article provides information on a women named Jennifer Ugo who contains plans to change Africa's government. This demonstrates politics among Africa due to Jennifer being a long time political blogger of Africallntels.com, where the site's motto is, "Development of Africa can be achieved if we come together."

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Africa & Political

This for political because it tella of a woman who wants to change the system in Africa. She intends to empower Africans. Also, she wants to help the hard hitting problems Africans face more regularly. She hopes that people can soon make informed decisions for themselves.

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African religions do not have satan

Dictionaries broadly explain the word “devil” as “spirit of evil” or “wicked spirit.”

But Does African religion or do African languages have a word for the devil or satan?


No.

The devil, satan or Lucifer is an imported religious concept from Europe.

In African religion, good and bad spirits exist, but only as impersonalised spiritual forces.

In Christianity and Islam, that “spirit of evil” is called devil or Satan.

See also: Bringing Satan, zombies to Christmas
Christianity presents satan in personalised form as a once-upon-a-time God’s Supreme Assistant, or Supreme Angel called Lucifer, who was living with God in heaven.

Lucifer became too jealous of God’s position and attempted to challenge His supremacy. He even took steps further to overthrow God so that he could occupy the throne and become the new God.

CURSED LUCIFER

However, God Almighty reacted sharply. He cursed Lucifer or satan, and demoted and expelled him from heaven to live on earth.

Upon Lucifer’s arrival on earth, he vowed to continue his mission in challenging God among God’s creation.

However, as God would not let Satan get away with his evil works upon humans, God promised that a time will come when there will be a Judgement Day on which He will call both satan and his human followers to account, and He will destroy the disobedient permanently.

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This article is about Africa's religion. It is telling us that there is no such thing as satan, or the devil in Africa. They believe that it is a religious concept in Africa. They think that if satan in a belief, they will be cursed and will not be granted the right to enter heaven. 

Clayton and Annie's curator insight, April 9, 2015 12:14 AM

This artical is about religion in Africa. It talks about how Africans religions do not believe in the devil, satan or lucifer. There is no such word as satan in their dictionary. This may bring up discussion with Europeans, where 'satan' was believed to be true. Africans define the devil as a spirit of evil. They think there will be punishments for when they die, like not being able to go or "get in" to heaven. This is what people on Africa believe and part of their religious customs. 

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This article gives assessment on religion based on the detailed explanation on how in African religion there is not a word for the devil or Satan.

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Where to Find 'Europe's Only Desert'

Where to Find 'Europe's Only Desert' | Asia | Scoop.it
In this week's Maphead, Ken Jennings reveals that Europe is not, in fact, a desert-free continent—there's one arid spot in southeastern Spain that fits the bill.
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Germany's economic policy is hurting Europe, the world, and itself

Germany's economic policy is hurting Europe, the world, and itself | Asia | Scoop.it
FROM Washington to Athens, politicians and economists who often have little in common all agree that Germany under Chancellor Angela Merkel is largely wrong ...
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Statistics About Education in America

Statistics About Education in America | Asia | Scoop.it
Statistics About Education in America Our children are not reading at grade level.
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