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Canada: As immigration booms, ethnic enclaves swell and segregate

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More than 600 newcomers per day have arrived in Canada since 2006, and many of them have settled in neighbourhoods like Richmond, B.C.

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Nathan Chasse's curator insight, January 24, 2014 1:15 PM

This article contains details about the Canadian immigrant population boom, mostly from east Asia, which began in the 90's. Unsurprisingly, many of these immigrants settle into communities with others whom share their culture. These Canadian ethnic enclaves differ from those in the US because most immigrants are choosing suburban areas (where the cost of living is lower) rather than being relegated to an urban "ethnictown." However, these enclaves are not entirely a product of economic equality as the average earnings for a recent immigrant are only 61% of a Canadian-born worker, limiting their ability to move elsewhere.

 

Conversely, the immigrant communities which become economically successful are seeing many of their sons and daughters move away to the city or other suburbs as they are more fully integrated into the Canadian culture and if there is no influx of new immigrants into these enclaves they begin to die out. This seems to indicate that long-standing ethnic enclaves are at least partially the product of economic inequality than a desire to preserve culture.

Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, January 29, 2014 9:41 AM

This article was interesting because it showed how modern immigration patterns are not that dissimilar from historic patterns.  People come to a new country and they settle in an area that has relatives or familiar people already living there.  The formation of ethnic enclaves is the example.  People are choosing to self-segregate when they immigrate to a new homeland because it is the familiar with in the strange.  Perhaps once the new immigrants have acclimated to Canadian society they may move out of the enclave areas but they also may stay.  It is an interesting example of how people cluster together with similar people when they move to a new country.

Gubert's curator insight, February 11, 2015 5:17 AM

XIPHIAS Immigration is one among the Top Five Immigration Consultants in India according to The siliconindia as Top Five Most Promising Immigration Consultants. www.xiphiasimmigration,com

 

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Canada stays at No. 7 in competitiveness survey; U.S. retains top Spot

Canada stays at No. 7 in competitiveness survey; U.S. retains top Spot | Regional Geography of World- Geo 152 | Scoop.it
LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Canada is the seventh most competitive country in a survey of 60 nations by a Swiss business school Thursday.
That is unchanged from last year in the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook.

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Gallery: What inequality looks like

Gallery: What inequality looks like | Regional Geography of World- Geo 152 | Scoop.it
Artists, designers, photographers and activists share one image that encapsulates what inequality means to them.

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 16, 2014 9:28 AM

Galería de Imágenes acerca de la desigualdad como consecuencia de la pobreza.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, June 17, 2014 9:32 AM

powerful images that define unit 6!

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The Invasion of America

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This interactive map, produced by University of Georgia historian Claudio Saunt to accompany his new book West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776, offers a time-lapse vision of the transfer of Indian land between 1776 and 1887. As blue “Indian homelands” disappear, small red areas appear, indicating the establishment of reservations (above is a static image of the map; visit the map's page to play with its features).


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 18, 2014 11:13 AM

In the past I've shared maps that show the historic expansion of the United States--a temporal and spatial visualization of Manifest Destiny.  The difference with this interactive is that the narrative focuses on the declining territory controlled by Native Americans instead of the growth of the United States.  That may seem a minor detail, but how history is told shapes our perception of events, identities and places.

 

Tags: USA, historicalmapping, visualization

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, June 23, 2014 12:25 PM

unit 1 Perception and bias of maps

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, June 24, 2014 5:51 AM

This will likely resonate with 'first peoples' everywhere

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Segregation Hits Historic Low

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An exodus of African-Americans from struggling industrial cities such as Detroit and the growth of Sunbelt states have pushed racial segregation in U.S. metropolitan areas to its lowest level in a century, according to a new study.

 

Fifty years ago, nearly half the black population lived in a ghetto, the study said, while today that proportion has shrunk to 20%. All-white neighborhoods in U.S. cities are effectively extinct, according to the report.  While the urban geography of North America is not post-racial, many of the glaringly institutionalized problems (e.g.-redlining) have lessened.  


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Jacob Crowell's curator insight, October 15, 2014 2:11 PM

This article shows how immigration and gentrification have helped convert ghettos into racially mixed communities. Segregation based on race is declining but segregation still exist but based on class and income. The rich are divided from the poor, in the 1950s race and income went together. The demographics of rich and poor are changing. In the early and mid 20th century rural blacks moved to urban centers for work and the population of minorities in the inner city boomed. As gentrification occurs, those populations are being pushed out and it is lowing the amounts of segregation. In North America, economic geography is effecting population geography. 

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Australia: One hundred years of regional anxiety: how our leaders have talked about Asia | The Conversation

Australia: One hundred years of regional anxiety: how our leaders have talked about Asia | The Conversation | Regional Geography of World- Geo 152 | Scoop.it

It seems 2012 was all about Asia: from the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper, to the possible repercussions of the Obama administration’s “Pacific turn”, and the continued rise of China. These conversations will continue into next year’s federal election.

 

While the specific shape of recent discussions of Australia’s place in the world may be new, the underlying dynamics that frame the debate are not.

 

They are informed by an enduring sense of isolation and ambivalence in a nation torn between its traditional Western allegiances and the promise of economic prosperity signalled by China becoming its largest trading partner. This tension between history and geography has long characterised the language of Australia’s political leaders.

 

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Geodude's curator insight, October 4, 2013 11:19 AM

This article is about Area/Geo. It talks about how Australia is torn between its western allegiances and trading with China.

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How and why does Australia's geography shape it's people, relations with other countries, and trade partners? Does it have a positive or negative affect on the country?

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The South America Geography Song - YouTube

This song will help you remember the geography of the South America. Find lyric sheets, maps and learning activities at http://rockingtheworld.net/ Love Your...

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Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 10:30 PM

This guys voice isn't too great but he gets the point across. He uses useful information in a song to remember certain facts about South America. I would definitely use this in a classroom for a geography activity.

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South America: Human Geography

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Encyclopedic entry. South America’s human landscape is deeply influenced by indigenous and immigrant populations, and their connection to the physical environment.

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Americas Gesture Recognition & Touchless Sensing Market by Technology, Product, Application, Country 2013-2018

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Rnrmarketresearch.com adds “Americas Gesture Recognition & Touchless Sensing Market by Technology, Product, Application, Country 2013-2018” new report on its database.

 

The touch-less sanitary equipment market covered under the report relates to the products based on the application of capacitive and infrared sensors for faucets, hand dryers, soap dispensers etc. to make it more hygienic and reduce wastage. The gesture recognition technology essentially facilitates the coherence of the human gestures like face, hand or body with the machine in contention to perform related tasks.

 

The Americas gesture recognition technology market is governed by the technologies like 2D camera based, 3D camera based, ultrasonic, infrared arrays, and capacitive technology. The touch-less biometric market has been segmented by the different types like face, iris, voice, and touch-less fingerprint biometrics. Similarly, the touch-less sanitary equipment is segmented by the major products like faucets, soap dispensers, trash cans, hand dryers, paper towel dispenser, and flushes.

 

This report describes the market evolution of touch-less sensing and gesture recognition technologies as well as the emerging trends for both gesture and touch-less sensing technologies. The touch-less multimodal biometrics in the automotive industry is expected to be a significant opportunity in the Americas touch-less biometric market. The report also provides detailed scrutiny of porters five force analysis for the Americas touch-less sanitary, touch-less biometrics and gesture recognition markets. All the five major factors in these markets have been quantified using internal key parameters governing each of them.

 

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The major drivers for the Americas gesture recognition market are intensive efforts by OEMs for one-stop integration and a highly developed gaming and entertainment industry.Currently, consumer electronics application contributes more than 99% of the Americas gesture recognition market There is a lot of opportunity for existing players as well as for new entrants to innovate and differentiate the products in terms of price and high quality user interface. The Competitive landscape covers market share analysis, mergers and acquisitions, collaborations, partnerships, new product developments, and the key growth strategies of each player.

 

The Americas touch-less sensing and gesture recognition market is expected to create escalated demands owing to augmented applications; however a saturated consumer electronics industry is expected to inhibit the market growth as compared to other regions of the globe. The major players in the Americas gesture recognition market include Qualcomm (U.S.), Intel Corporation (U.S.), nVidia (U.S.), Texas Instruments (U.S.), Microchip Technologies (U.S.) among others.

 

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Scope of the report

 

This research report categorizes the Americas touch-less sensing and gesture recognition market on the basis of different technologies, products, applications and geographical analysis; forecasting revenue and analyzing trends in the market.

 

On the basis of technology

 

The basic heads under this include 2D camera based technology, 3D vision technology, infrared technology, ultrasonic and electric near field array technology. The 3D vision technology is further categorized under stereoscopic, structured lighting, time-of-flight cameras and gesture cameras.

 

On the basis of verticals

 

The basic applications in the gesture recognition market inculcateconsumer electronics, healthcare, automotive and retail. The consumer electronics vertical is further classified under smartphones, media tablets, smart TVs, set-top box and laptops. The touch-less sensing application market is categorized under travel, government, finance and banking, consumer electronics and healthcare.

 

On the basis of geography

 

- North America

- U.S.

- Canada

- Mexico

- South America

- Brazil

- Argentina

 

Each section will provide market data, market drivers, trends and opportunities, key players, and competitive outlook. This report also makes ways for market tables to cover the sub-segments and micro-markets. In addition, it profiles around 24 companies covering all the sub-segments such as overview, products & services, financials, strategy, and developments.

 

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Africa may not reap much from its riches

Africa may not reap much from its riches | Regional Geography of World- Geo 152 | Scoop.it
Africa is white hot with minerals and land deals in what could be the second scramble for Africa.

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The Scramble for Africa

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"The Scramble for Africa (1876-1914) was when European powers took over most of Africa in the late 1800s. By 1914 all of Africa was under white rule except for Ethiopia and Liberia. White rule in most places lasted till the 1960s.

 

The European powers that took part:

BritainFrancePortugalGermanyBelgiumItalySpain
 
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The mad scramble for Africa

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The mad scramble for Africa (Photo: The mad scramble for Africa http://t.co/04pgey2E...)...
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Is this the end of the failed Muslim Brotherhood project? | The National

Is this the end of the failed Muslim Brotherhood project? | The National | Regional Geography of World- Geo 152 | Scoop.it
If recent events are a guide, the Islamist group's influence is waning across the Middle East and Northern Africa.

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Canada: Toronto Selected Intelligent Community of the Year - Broadband Plays Role | Gigabit Nation on BlogTalk Radio

Canada: Toronto Selected Intelligent Community of the Year - Broadband Plays Role | Gigabit Nation on BlogTalk Radio | Regional Geography of World- Geo 152 | Scoop.it

Though occasionally the butt of political humor, Toronto is no joke when it comes of using technology to improve Canada's largest city's economic future, Toronto began serious efforts to capitalize on Internet networks when Muni WiFi was all the rage in 2005, and WiFi emerged again in 2013 as a key technology for the city as they tackle digital inclusion issues. However, its plans to use a gigabit network as part of an aggressive economic development project on the waterfront helped catapult the city to the coveted title of Intelligent Community of the Year.

 

After an exhaustive survey of over 400 communities worldwide, the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) staff determined Toronto to be the leader of the pack. Waterfront Toronto President and CEO John Campbell discusses the role of broadband in its $35 billion revitalization project. An estimated 12,000 new residents are targeted to receive a 100 Mpbs service, while local businesses should see 10 gigabit services.

 

ICF is a think tank that studies the economic and social development of the 21st Century community. It's Intelligent Community awards salute the accomplishments of communities in developing inclusive prosperity on a foundation of information and communications technology,

 

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From Germany to Mexico: How America’s source of immigrants has changed over a century

From Germany to Mexico: How America’s source of immigrants has changed over a century | Regional Geography of World- Geo 152 | Scoop.it
Today's volume of immigrants, in some ways, is a return to America’s past.

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Lena Minassian's curator insight, February 4, 2015 6:56 PM

This article was very interesting to look at. I had knowledge that the majority of the immigrant population came from Mexico but it gave a different perspective to see it on a map. The one aspect that caught my attention was how the map of the United States looked like in 1910. The majority of the immigrants back then came from Europe, mainly Germany. Germany was the top country birth among U.S. immigrants because it was very dominating. 

Felix Ramos Jr.'s curator insight, February 5, 2015 2:12 PM

Many people in 2015 feel that immigration-reform is an absolute must for America.  They usually use words like, "illegal", "terrorists", or "welfare-recipients" to try and scare the rest of the country into thinking immigration has spiraled out of control.  Immigration definitely has a different make-up from a hundred years ago, but that doesn't equate to it being a problem.

 

An article like this puts much into perspective.  What most naive and ignorant immigration-reformers might not now before reading this article is that the proportion of our current population has a fewer percentage of immigrants than back in 1910.  This fact is totally opposite from the picture that some critics try to draw, essentially, comparing immigration to millions of fire-ants invading our country.

 

Most immigrants now come from Latin America, whereas, in 1910 they came from Germany.  By reading the article, common sense will tell you that there might be more of a "racism" problem than an "immigration" problem in America.

Benjamin Jackson's curator insight, September 16, 2015 1:03 PM

Its interesting to me how the primary source of immigrants only shifts from Germany to Mexico in the 1990's, as opposed to when the country was cut in half in the fifties or during WWII. I had always thought that those events would limit German immigration more, however it appears that the primary reason for the shift is more due to the recent (relatively) drug war which erupted in Mexico.

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The Origins Of The Shiite-Sunni Split

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The division between Islam's Shiite minority and the Sunni majority is deepening across the Middle East. The split occurred soon after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, nearly 1,400 years ago.

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David Lizotte's curator insight, March 31, 2015 5:04 PM

The middle east is a topic of discussion for people throughout America. I say the Middle East in a broad sense because there are a numerous amount of topics one could discuss in regards to the middle east. Politics, violence, terrorism, the faith of Islam in general, the list goes on. But it seems not many people go into the Sunni Shiite conflict in depth. In order to understand much of what goes on in the Middle East one needs to understand the two divisions between Islam, why they exist and what has been the history/significance of the relationship. I wonder sometimes if the people reporting the news realize what they are saying, whom the people/groups of people involved are, and what the significance of there being is. The video shown in class involving the two news reporters discussing/asking questions  about the Middle East with a scholar on the show definitely proved people are ignorant to the Middle East. They painted it with a "broad brush." If they can't even realize the vast size of Islam and the fact that they are generalizing when reporting terrorism thus linking the faith of Islam in general to it then I can only imagine what it would do to their heads to find out that there are two main divisions of Islam. It's bad when the people reporting the news don't understand the significance of what they are saying. It raises questions as to how the American people, whom are not well versed in the Middle East, interpret Islam and its people. Reading articles and listening to discussions would certainly help educate people and honestly this "scoop" was very clear in stating the origin, meaning, and significance of the two different divisions.  

I find the oil situation in the Middle East interesting to say the least. The Shiite's are the clear minority in Islam yet they control 80% of the Middle East's oil. It is crazy to think how the Safavid Dynasty set up shop in what is now Iran... In time Iran would prove to be rich in oil. Other parts of the middle east that are extremely rich in oil like southern Iraq, the eastern region of the Arabian Peninsula and Lebanon are also Shiite. So in this case the minority has access to and controls an extreme amount of wealth. I'm sure there are people whom discuss the Middle East and oil yet don't know the religious aspects of the territory. Just through taking five minutes to read an article such as this an individual may form a different perception of Islam or specifically, in regards to this paragraph, oil in the Middle East. 

Martin Kemp's curator insight, December 17, 2015 1:57 PM

having been to this part of the world and encountered obviously countless muslims and talking to several. i learned and witnessed first hand the hate that these people have for eachother, they are on such opposite sides of this religion and it is perplexing because it is the same religion and the debate is over such minor details of it (but judeism christianity and islam are all pretty much the same with minor differences arnt they?)

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This article explains the difference between the Sunni and Shiite Muslims. The separation of the two has been crucial and adds to many of the conflicts throughout the Muslim world. The author explains that the Shiites are the minority in this group and make up about 15% of the population. After the death of Muhammad, the Shiites believed his son in law was the rightful successor while the Sunnis believed there should’ve been an elected successor. He also explains that this split the two groups and it was supposedly a violent one even though the two groups have been known to coexist.
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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

Welcome to 'Geography Education' | Regional Geography of World- Geo 152 | Scoop.it

Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.


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Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 18, 2014 2:10 PM

Geography and current events

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Many interesting tools to practice and to discover

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Amazing resources about places and topics in Geography

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The influence of Australian eye banking practices on corneal graft survival | Medical Journal of Australia

The influence of Australian eye banking practices on corneal graft survival | Medical Journal of Australia | Regional Geography of World- Geo 152 | Scoop.it

Reported via the Medical Journal of Australia and open access: The influence of Australian eye banking practices on corneal graft survival http://t.co/FAI5Nj7Rpq

 

Due to geography not all regions of Australia are able to source corneal tissue locally for the purposes of transplantation. Hence at times corneal tissue has to be transported including by at times by air. Hence the interesting result of the possible adverse impact on some corneal grafts from being transported....


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Deborah Verran's curator insight, August 24, 2013 11:19 PM

Important analysis with interesting results

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App Shopper: Flags of South America - A Montessori Approach To Geography HD (Education)

App Shopper: Flags of South America - A Montessori Approach To Geography HD (Education) | Regional Geography of World- Geo 152 | Scoop.it
Mac Apps, Mac App Store, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch app store listings, news, and price drops (Price Drop: Flags of South America - A Montessori Approach To Geography HD (Education) http://t.co/2BgUt6Ef...)...

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Inka Engineering Symposium 6: Road Construction Technologies

In Part 6 of Engineering the Inka Empire: A Symposium on Sustainability and Ancient Technologies, Christine Fiori and Cliff Schexnayder present Road Construction Technology in the High Cordillera. The engineers of the Inka Empire had a unique consciousness of nature, with construction skills founded in lessons learned from careful observation of the power of nature. The Inka Road demonstrates the superior Inka understanding of nature. Built without the use of iron, the wheel, or stock animals, it represents important milestones in the development of civil engineering knowledge. The road's creators understood the fundamental laws of nature and employed impressive engineering strategies in response to the challenges presented by the aggressive physical geography of western South America.


The Inka Road, or Qhapaq Ñan, in scale alone is one of man's monumental engineering achievements. This engineering masterpiece rests on careful attention to the power of water, the energy expended by the users of the road (man and llama), and the energy required to construct the road. Keeping these concepts in mind, with the support of the University of Piura, Peru, and the assistance of Professor Luis Gerardo Chang Recavarren, the researchers investigated the construction techniques employed by the Inkas in the building of the road. Ground penetrating radar technology was employed to assess the subsurface structure of the road, slopes were measured, and grade and width were verified to understand the construction methods utilized. The investigation of the various methods to control water and erosion helped in developing an understanding of why the road has endured for centuries

 


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Think you know Latin America? Take our geography quiz.

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Time to brush up on your South America geography? This is the perfect place to start.

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Kiann and Kenneth's curator insight, March 11, 2014 1:30 PM

This article teaches and tells you about South America's.  It also has a little quiz that explains how Latin America's Geography works.

 

 

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Award-winning geography app GeoFlight South America released for iPad

TopoMonkey today announces GeoFlight South America HD 1.1, its award-winning geography app for iPad. Part of a series of geography apps, GeoFlight South America makes learning geography fun. Using high speed arcade action, the objective of the game is to fly a cute little airplane character as quickly as possible between countries, capitals and big cities in South America. Featuring 3 game modes, children will learn about 14 countries, 14 capitals and 100 big cities in South America.


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Scramble for Africa threatens to leave continent starving

Scramble for Africa threatens to leave continent starving | Regional Geography of World- Geo 152 | Scoop.it

In five short years, rich countries have acquired about 80 million hectares of land in Africa and other developing countries in what is now a worrying trend.

 

Critics have dubbed this “the big land grab”, or “the new type of neo-colonialism”. What is happening?

 

Now, foreigners have always owned land in Africa. What is new in this “second scramble for Africa” is the scale, size and more importantly, the exclusion of civil society and local communities in the process.


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earthdog58's curator insight, February 28, 2014 8:00 AM

And this is so Europeans can have fruits and vegetables out of season.

 

The level of corruption in making these deals must be huge beyond the wildest dreams of the ever fatter politicians.

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The Scramble For Africa

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US military expands drone program in North Africa

In a recent report by The Washington Post, the US military and the Central Intelligence Agency have quietly expanded the drone program in Northern Africa. Ca...

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