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Mandela burial: African traditions, military pomp

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Of the abuThembu people, Nelson Mandela approved of his tribe's burial traditions, which include slaughtering oxen and the king sending him to the ancestors.
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P: the main leader of africa is now laid to rest

S; many mourn for him as he rests in peace

E: states that no amount of money can replace what he has done for his country.

NTK: who is nexted in line for africa?

 

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White supremacists face up to 35 years for plot to murder Mandela: Aim was to drive black people from South Africa: Mastermind Mike Du Toit sentenced after pounds 2m case

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S: many people outraged because of a plot to kill mandela. a gorup of white supremissess leaders had a plan to bomb the road he was going to travel on to get to a school he was going to visit. He instead took a helicopter.

 

E: they were sentenced to 35 years and were fined the most amount of money sinse a case in 1994. They wanted to drive out blacks and people are mad because whites have averaged more pay in africa than blacks so they feel that is unfair.

 

P: The killing of mandela would of left south africa with many worries. they feel that the system they have set up, put the plotters where they need to be.

 

NTK: how can they stop this from happening? they say they cannot but they can have more security.

 

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Deserving cases, getting too little help

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This article is a bit short but is very eye-opening. It shows that things can always get worse so appreciate what you have.  the article is just a bit short but has a lot of quality information.

 

S: Mali, being the 4th poorest states is going through a drought

S: Tentions are rising because many herders and farmers in mali are having the worst year on record.

S: Many of the worlds richest leaders have made donations but not a lot of action has taken place yet.

P: political leaders can do nothing but "shake there heads"

E: many workers do not have there crops for the season and many of there animals are dieing because they are not getting enough nutrients

S: nomaders are not surviving because they have no food to eat. they live off the land and the land is not providing for them.

S: the rainy season is around the corner but it is too late.

S: the worst year for people who grow cotton on record.

 

NTK: how will Mali rebound from the drought? they hope that all the donations from world wide leaders will help them recover. Also, other efforts made by big organizations are being set in place to help mali and sorrounding countries recover.

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Mali wants $2.6 billion to rebuild country

Mali wants $2.6 billion to rebuild country | Mali and South Africa - Cooper Perkett | Scoop.it
Among the government of Mali's priorities are keeping the peace, organizing credible elections and fighting corruption.
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P: 2.6 million dollars is needed to help fix and run the country of mali.

E: this money is going to be used to fix up mali and use it for the army

S: this is going to be close to 2 billion euros and is needed to rebuild country

NTK: what will the money really be used for and will the people in mali benefit from it?

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In Africa, many want a new Mandela to heal wealth gap

In Africa, many want a new Mandela to heal wealth gap | Mali and South Africa - Cooper Perkett | Scoop.it
Wealth divide remains stark and African leaders are seen as clinging to power, not following example set by Mandela.
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P: They want a new president to deal with the wealth gap

S: Everyone around the world is talking about mandela. He is the talk of the news and you can find nothing but headlines of mandela. 

E: many want the next mandela to heal the wealth gap. To help the poor get on there feet.

NTK: How can the next madela make the poor, richer... and the rich, help out?

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South Africa's challenges

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S: very big problem with black and white community 

S: Lots of murders (Avg of 43 a day) mostly targeted black communities

E: white household makes up to 6 times more than a black household on average

S: education system plagued with inequalities. White are high tech and are in good school conditions. While blacks are overcrowded and are not up to date in the classrooms. 

S: crippled unemployment rate. The education system has a lot to do with it.

E: low groth and weakening currency

S: 5.6 million people are living with aids.

 

NTK: How will South Africas unemployment rate go up? They need to have equal treatment with blacks and whites in schools so they both get the same education and are both able to find good jobs.

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Attacks on voters and ballot boxes in northern Mali will delay polls and peace talks

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P: The ballots cannot be trusted because many protestors went around smashing the boxes of ballots and killing people that were voting for people that they did not like.

 

E: They are expecting many more  attacks and the turnout for the polls are 50% lower than they were in 2012. The protestors have dramatically affected the spots in the parliment.

 

S: People are scared to go out and vote due to the protestors. There is a lot of dissatisfaction with mali's government and there will be a second round on december 15th.

 

NTK: Will the second election be disturbed? they say that there will be more security and the polls should be straitened out.

 

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Mali boat sinking claims 43 lives; 160 missing

Mali boat sinking claims 43 lives; 160 missing | Mali and South Africa - Cooper Perkett | Scoop.it
A Malian mom had to let go of her baby. A man lost his pregnant wife, a father his 5-year-old twins. More than 160 are still missing from a capsized boat.
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Summary: Many families have lost loved ones and are still looking for them. This has put a downfall in the situation in mali because all attention has been put on this and the relief efforts.

P: 160 people are missing and has drawn all the attention from the public officials.

S: 43 people are dead and has destroyed many familys.

E: one of malis biggest boats is destroyed and is going to cost a lot of money to get a new one.

NTK: How will mali rebound from this?

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