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Ebola Likely to Persist in 2015 as Communities Resist Aid

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West Africa will be lucky to wipe out Ebola this year, as some locals remain suspicious of aid workers, especially in Guinea, the Red Cross said on Friday

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5 Ancient African Empires Besides Egypt That Europeans and Arabs Tried to Claim as Their Own - Atlanta Blackstar

5 Ancient African Empires Besides Egypt That Europeans and Arabs Tried to Claim as Their Own - Atlanta Blackstar | Geography News | Scoop.it
The Kingdom of Great Zimbabwe (1220–1450) The civilization of Great Zimbabwe was one of the most significant civilizations during the medieval period. Great Zimbabwe is extraordinary because of the magnificent scale of its structures.

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This article introduce about 5 ancient African empires. The first empire is the kingdom of Great Zimbabuwa.Thas e article introducts as one of the most significant civilizations during the medieval period. Great Zimbabwe is famouse the magnificent scale of its structures. According to the article,European stunned by Great Zimbabwe’s grandeur , so they attributed the architecture to Portuguese travelers, Arabs, Chinese, Persians, or even biblical characters, such as King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba in 1800s.  The second empire is Ancient Nubia. The article explains about Nubia as a major trading port for luxury goods such as incense, ivory, and ebony. Nubians used to have3 a great power and they also had phramids like Egyptions. The third emprie is Carthago. Carthago developed into a great trading empire covering much of the Mediterranean. In the course of the long Punic Wars, Carthage occupied some of Rome’s territories before finally being destroyed by its rival in 146 B.C. The fourth empire is Numidia . Numidia was Libyan nation in northern Algeria. It inspired by Roman empire a lot. It is considered to be the first major state in the history of Algeria and the Berber world.  Numidia was inhabited by four race. The last one is Aksum. The Kingdom of Axum was an Ethiopian-Eritrean empire, located in northern Ethiopia and Eritrea and it controlled the Red Sea trade routes. The Axumite civilization was third among the four greatest of the time. 

I found this article was interesting because I learnt those African empires in my social study class. Some of the informations were match with what I learnt. Some of them were the facts that I've never heard before. I wonder why there are only five empires because in my class, I learnt more than five empires. 

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  The Great Kingdom of Zimbabwe, Ancient Nubia, Carthage, Numibia, and Axum are five ancient African empires besides Egypt that European tried to claim as their own. The Great Kingdom of Zimbabwe lasted from 1220 to 1450. It was the most significant civilization during the medieval ages and its structures were great. Ancient Nubia (Kush) was a region along the Nile River that lasted from 4500 B.C. to 500 A.D. It was known for its rich gold deposits and a luxury trading port. Carthage was founded in 813 B.C. on the Gulf of Tunis. It was a brilliant and great trading empire. Carthage was destroyed by its rival, Rome, in 146 B.C. Numibia lasted from 202 B.C. to 46 B.C. It was a great Black Berber-Libyan nation in northern Algeria. The Kingdom of Axum was a powerful Ethiopian-Eritrean empire, located in northern Ethiopia and Eritrea. It lasted from 100 A.D. to 940 A.D. Axum controlled the Red Sea trade routes.

  This has helped me understand much more about ancient Africa. It has helped me to know more about what we are learning in class, because this article is exactly what I am learning about in class. I think that this article was very useful and will help me to prepare for the upcoming social studies quiz.

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Europe Intellectual/arts:  This article talks about a ancient civilization in Europe.  There civilization is extict but now many years later propel are fighting over the remains of there city's and towns.  These fight are between the Arabs and Europeans.

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National Geographic - If You Think the Water Crisis Can't Get Worse, Wait Until the Aquifers Are Drained

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In ten years, the Colorado River Basin has lost the equivalent of two Lake Meads, the largest reservoir in the U.S., pictured here at dusk with Las Vegas in the background. Photograph by Peter Essi...
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North Africa: Water Scarcity Among Critical Food Security Issues in Near East and North Africa - UN

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"The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today warned that water scarcity is one of the most urgent food security issues facing countries of the Near East and North Africa, with fresh water availability in the region expected to drop by 50 per cent by 2050."

 


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Drought leaves San Joaquin Valley homes without water - San Jose Mercury News

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Bakersfield Now Drought leaves San Joaquin Valley homes without water San Jose Mercury News PORTERVILLE -- Hundreds of rural San Joaquin Valley residents no longer can get drinking water from their home faucets because California's extreme drought...
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Daily Life in an Ebola Treatment Unit

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Partners In Health is a global health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of poor & marginalized people.
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India: WaterWheel aims to lighten the load for women in developing nations | GizMag.com

India: WaterWheel aims to lighten the load for women in developing nations | GizMag.com | Geography News | Scoop.it

Since landing in India in September of 2011, social venture Wello has carried out extensive research in an effort to improve the efficiency of water transport and storage in developing countries. For many people living in these areas the chore of walking long distances while carrying buckets of water is inefficient, dangerous and counter-productive. The team's work has culminated in what it believes could form part of a solution, a prototype for a pushable high-quality plastic container dubbed the WaterWheel.

 

The Waterwheel uses the same principle as the Hippo roller which we first encountered in 2006 and is currently in use throughout Africa – i.e. why carry water when you can roll it.

 

Measuring 470 mm (18.5 in) in height and 460 mm (18.11 in) in diameter, the WaterWheel has a capacity of 50 L and can be refilled through a 55 mm (2.16 in) hole on its top. It also features a specially designed cap-in-cap seal to prevent recontamination at the point of use, which Wello says is the single most effective way of reducing diarrheal disease.

 

Health benefits aside, the WaterWheel stands to increase productivity in rural areas by significantly reducing the time spent transporting water. According to Wello, women in these regions spend an average of 25 percent of their day collecting water for their families. With an potential to transport three to five times the amount of water that can be carried using traditional methods, the WaterWheel has the potential to free up time for more constructive activities such as education and food preparation.

 

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A Hyper-Local Model for a Global Water Problem

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Father-son startup in Africa combines banking and franchising strategies to bring clean drinking water to millions in the next five years.
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Call for research on invasive species threatening environment - DAWN.com

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DAWN.com Call for research on invasive species threatening environment DAWN.com KARACHI: Invasive species have emerged as a major problem in many countries with expansion in trade and traffic volume affecting their ecology, economy and health, said...
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Soapbox: Bag fee ordinance won't help environment - The Coloradoan

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Soapbox: Bag fee ordinance won't help environment The Coloradoan As a retired professional civil engineer who had more than 25 years of overall responsibility for solid waste disposal for the city of Lincoln, Nebraska and for Larimer County, I find...
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