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Lynchings and religious violence increase in conflict-torn Central African ... - euronews

Lynchings and religious violence increase in conflict-torn Central African ... - euronews | Europe and Africa | Scoop.it
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Lynchings and religious violence increase in conflict-torn Central African ...

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Africa Religion: As you all know, there is a lot of religious conflict in Africa. This article details the recent outcomes of the difference in religions-mainly Christian and Muslim.  Lynching means being put to death, usually by hanging, without legal authorization.

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Anti-gay laws are political boon across Africa - Christian Science Monitor

Anti-gay laws are political boon across Africa - Christian Science Monitor | Europe and Africa | Scoop.it
Christian Science Monitor Anti-gay laws are political boon across Africa Christian Science Monitor Uganda's president recently approved a controversial law further criminalizing homosexuality and imposing strict sentences for aspects of...

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Africa Political: This article discusses gay rights in the general African continent. There are countries where it is acceptable; however, there is a large consensus that homosexuality "shouldnt be accepted". In some African countries, homosexuality is a sin. Many outside countries are devoted to defending the rights of gays in Africa.

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Juyoung Lee's curator insight, March 10, 2014 10:51 AM

The article I read was about gay laws in Africa. In Africa, there is a general disliking of gays and the people have a negative viewpoint about them. As we have learned already, Uganda's president, Yoweri Museveni signed a law against gays and majority agree with him. While not all African countries have anti-gay laws, 38 of the continent's 54 countries  do have anti-gay laws. The statistics show that 98 percent of people in Nigeria do not agree with homosexuality. The other countries in Africa have similar results. The intensity of the laws vary between countries. Some ranging from years in prison or even death. A reason for such dislike could be because of the religions in Africa. Christians and Muslims have an ongoing dispute between each other but they are united when it comes to anti-gay laws. Majority think of homosexuality as wrong in Africa and some believe that African leaders are passing these laws to gain the favor of the people and a possibility of staying in power longer. Many of the western countries could not agree less with Africa's homosexuality laws and Denmark, Norway, and the Netherlands have even broken off their aid for Uganda as soon as the law was published.  To put it simply, the westerners disapprove of Africa's homosexuality laws. 


Wow, I never knew how bad things were. I have recently learned about the publishing of anti-gay laws in Africa and this article has helped me understand even better of the current situation. The opinions of the African continent is very different from the western part of the world and I can understand that it could be a likely cause of disagreement. The article has also helped me understand how western countries are taking the news of Africa's decisions. 

 

The topic of the article isn't something you can place a clear opinion on instantly. I come from a Christian household and my religion says it is wrong but I can't seem to get myself to agree with what the Africans are doing. I have nothing against homosexuals and I think that the laws may be to harsh against them. Then again, I do think that people should refrain from gay sex. I have mixed emotions and thought about this sensitive topic and I don't have a straight up opinion of what is right and what is wrong.

KaitlynandSydney's curator insight, April 10, 2014 10:27 AM

This article goes under the political category of Africa because it discusses the gay rights if people in Africa and the level of discrimination that occurs there daily 

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Lost City found in Kalahari Desert ?

Lost City found in Kalahari Desert ? | Europe and Africa | Scoop.it
Wind erosion has lead to an incredible discovery through google maps.

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Africa Intellectual: Strange circles were found in the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa. They weren't on google maps in 2006, so its possible they were either made recently or were only revealed after erosion and could be thousands of years old. Its unlikely that they were made recently, however, considering the desert is now really harsh and inhospitable. 

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A religious policy by stealth

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YOU probably haven't noticed it, but the European Union has just acquired a religion policy. Quite an elaborate one in fact. On June 24th, the Union's foreign...

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The Unitary Patent And Unified Patent Court System: Where Do We Stand? - Intellectual Property - European Union

21 Mar 2013 - European Union - Intellectual Property - The Unitary Patent And Unified Patent Court System: Where Do We Stand? - NautaDutilh - Since 1977, there has been a project in the works to create a Community patent, i.e.

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England, Britain and the UK

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This is the short version of the differences between these interrelated places and terms; the long version is much more complicated than this. 

 

Tags: Europe, political, unit 4 political, states, toponyms.


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This is kinda like the video we watched where that guy who talks fast explained the uk. Oh and this is political

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James Hobson's curator insight, October 9, 2014 11:05 PM

(Europe topic 7)

Perhaps this "short" version would've been a better starting point for those less familiar with the terminology. :-) And at least this doesn;t have to be edited to include an independent Scotland, which might've sparked a debate about the terms "U.K." and "Great Britain."

Nonetheless, this serves as a great example of the often-overlooked contrast between physical and political boundaries. Perhaps a simpler example would be "the Americas" (physical) and "the United States of America" (political).

Perhaps one peculiarity which I can relate to this example is that of "Bristol County", a term used seemingly interchangeably between all towns in east-central Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts. Though currently these are 2 separate counties in 2 different states which just happen to bear the same name, realizing the history behind all of these types of examples can offer further insight into the geographic contexts (physical, political, personal, etc.)

Wilmine Merlain's curator insight, December 18, 2014 1:52 PM

Its no wonder people often get confused when referencing the UK, Britain Isles and Great Britain. I sometimes struggle with the terms and being able to locate where each of the 5 countries fall under. This diagram does a good job at pinpointing where each of the 5 countries on the eastern border of Europe lies.Great Britain consist of Scotland, England, and Wales. The United Kingdom consist of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland, While Ireland consist of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. And finally the British Isles consisting of all the countries within. This raises the question, if Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom, is their identity shared also with the Republic of Ireland?

Adam Deneault's curator insight, December 7, 2015 3:20 PM

To be honest here, this map clarifies a lot of things for myself. I never understood what the British Isles were compares to the UK, Great Britain and England. People used to confuse me all the time and they would refer to England as the UK or Great Britain. Now, I understand England is it's own country and it is part of the UK which is a combination of countries, where as Great Britain is just Three areas, which also include England in it. Now, I fully understand the concept of the United Kingdom and Great Britain. . 

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South Africa: Will Social Media Influence Election Campaigning in South Africa? - AllAfrica.com

South Africa: Will Social Media Influence Election Campaigning in South Africa? - AllAfrica.com | Europe and Africa | Scoop.it
South Africa: Will Social Media Influence Election Campaigning in South Africa?
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A big change in political campaigning since South Africa's last national elections has been the rise in social media.

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Africa Social: this has to do with social networking in South Africa. The question is (obviously): How does social networking affect politics in SA? It talked about how Barack Obama became increasingly popular on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, and that 70% of Americans aged 25 or younger were voting for him. So social networking could definitely have an affect in politics we think.

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Africa's Economy ~ TAP MAGAZINE

10 Things You Didn't Know About Africa's Economy ~ TAP MAGAZINE | Europe and Africa | Scoop.it
10 Things You Didn't Know About Africa's Economy....
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Africa Economy: Things you didnt know about Africas economy. It has a good future, but there is work that needs to be done. More jobs need to be created, and by 2035, Africa may have more jobs than any individual country in the world. It could also become the world's bread basket: a lot of land could be used for growing crops. 

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Geography Jordan & Danielle's curator insight, April 10, 2014 12:43 PM

Economy: Africa's economy is rising, and workers have a higher education rate than ever before.

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Europe: Physical Geography

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Encyclopedic entry. Europe is the western peninsula of the giant "supercontinent" of Eurasia.

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Christian and Asher's comment, February 6, 2014 8:58 PM
Geography: this portrays the geographical features of Europe
Rebecca!Morgan Geography's curator insight, February 7, 2014 12:59 PM

Europe- geography

this article discusses the different geography throughout Europe.

Geography Robert Cynthia's curator insight, February 7, 2014 1:20 PM

this explains the geography of Europe 

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Britain to overtake France and Germany by 2030 as Europe’s biggest economy, study says

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Britain will surpass France and Germany to become Europe’s biggest economy by 2030, according to a study released on Thursday.

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Consequences for the European Union of global social trends

A report examined the consequences for the European Union of global social trends. It identified relevant trends that included: a new global middle class; population growth and aging; employment and the labour market; and migration.

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