Article Vonnegut Wrote Biafran Survive Biafran's
504 wordsBiafra: A People Betrayed by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. explains the end of the short-lived Republic of Biafra. In the article the Biafran's were portrayed as people fighting for their survival and in complete awe and knowledge of what was about to happen to them, Genocide. Complete and utter genocide, although it never came, neither did the peace, freedom, and first world life that it tried to achieve. Throughout the article Vonnegut uses sarcasm to illustrate his points. At the beginning of the articl...
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Human Beings Civil War
1,838 wordsThe first obvious answer to this question is the Yoruba are a nationality, numbering about 25 million, the majority of whom live in the South Western part of the state of Nigeria in West Africa. Obvious as this answer is, it is not wholly explanatory, and certainly, it is not without its own controversy. First, regarding its explanatory status. One has to add, that the Yoruba are a black people, of Negro stock; that they speak a common language, Yoruba, which belongs to the Kwa group of the Nige...
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Northern Ireland Years Ago
434 wordsIn the 1990 's, conflicts have threatened peace in many nations or areas of the world. Nigeria has been disrupted by conflict between pro democracy forces and its military leaders. Nigeria has been ruled by military dictators for most of its 35 years of independence. The first elections held in over ten years in 1993 gave a landslide victory to Moshood Abiola, a prominent businessman, who was supported across ethnic lines in the large, multicultural nation. However, the military cancelled the re...
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African Countries Policy Makers
1,162 words... n men and women. The threat from malaria is a global and not an African issue. One billion people are at risk from malaria and between 1 - 2 million deaths per year are due to malaria and 90 per cent of the deaths are in Africa. Given the global warming and increased international travel, urban malaria is now a major public health problem in Africa and persons from developed countries who have no immunity are at great risk. On March 13, 1998 a new global initiative was announced by the new D...
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Golden Rule Greatest Good
1,763 wordsThe Golden Rule and The Greatest Good what can they do? It was around 4 pm that Tosin Olumito and I got to the main campus of Ahead Bello University Smart, Zaria after a long journey from Ilorin, Kara State. Our mission was to process our admission having finished the Interim Joint Matriculation board Examination of which we obtained a very good result. In Ilorin, we had been directed to a friend who was a student in the school to put us through and to offer us accommodation for timeous processi...
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Environmental Problems In Africa
1,809 wordsThe environmental problems seem to be key challenges of the XXIst century. In the previous years the world politics and every person in general was occupied with politics and wars. But with the development of new technologies, with the increasing number of plants and factories all kind of manufacturing in general, a huge shift was made towards the environmental issues. The terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments have declined in virtually all aspects. New developments in industry and man...
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Culture Shock Police Officer
1,055 wordsAxtell, Roger E. Gestures: The DOs and TABOOS of Body Language Around the World. Jon Wiley & Sons, Inc, 1998 -- Rev. and expanded edition. Over the past decade the author has been presenting seminars, speeches and workshops around the United States on the subject of international behavior. This book is the result of accumulation of more than ten years of research on the subject and it includes research on his travels to England, Germany, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. All thi...
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Suffering And Death Human Beings
1,449 wordsPrayers take us into the spirituality of those who pray them. They show us among other things, the inner person, the needs of the heart, (both joy and sorrow, gratitude and disappointment, expectation and anxiety), as the praying person stands 'naked' before spiritual realities. This is to see what women say in prayer, and thereby to get a glimpse into their spiritual life as that may be nourished by African Religion and as it may in turn contribute to African Religion itself. A proverb from Gha...
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Electronic Commerce E Commerce
759 wordsE Commerce Contract Law. The Internet changed almost all sides of the human activities. The electronic commerce is growing rapidly. It is naturally, such new informational channel in the business activity as Internet needs to be regulated legally. There are a number of problems in electronic commerce which should be covered by the appropriate laws and regulations. The electronic commerce brings the business activity to a qualitatively new level. It reduces the time of the business procedures thu...
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Martin Luther King Hannah Arendt
1,510 wordsReligion or Justice? Chicken or Fish? Could religion mean justice or do they contradict one another? Are religion and justice compatible with the violence? People have been trying to find the answers to these complicated questions since the ancient times. The relations of religion with the human laws were the subject of study of writers, philosophers and theological scholars. Nobody was able to prove the adequacy of religion to justice. A history of mankind shows that religion was the main reaso...
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Urbanization In The Famished Road
1,139 wordsUrbanization in "The Famished Road." The Nigerian writer Ben Okri is a brilliant representative of the magic realism. The magic realism may briefly be characterized as the amalgamation of realism and fantasy. The narrator and the main character of the book is Azaro, a spirit-child who has a hard time deciding if it wants to be born into the world so it keeps coming and going between this world and the spirit one. Azaro is faced the choice whether to leave this world or to stay in. The boy is bal...
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Slobodan Milosevic Democratically Elected
1,814 wordsPolitical Science Democracy and universal suffrage are nowadays identified with the words liberty and basic rights. Not necessarily so argues Fareed Zakaria suggesting that it is not democracy itself that brings about liberty and rights, but that the creation and protection of those inalienable rights - along with economic progress and a rise in living standards - that ultimately make for legitimate democracy. To criticize democracy is sometimes seen as like criticizing the idea of human rights;...
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De Mott P 123
1,553 wordsDogon Masquerades The artistic interactions between the Dogon people of the Niger Delta and their neighbors who dominate Southeastern Nigeria to the north and east are not difficult to demonstrate. Art objects, including textiles, bronze shrine sculpture, and masks, have been traded between these regions for generations. More than objects alone, numerous masking and figurative traditions have crossed ethnic and regional boundaries and are practiced in both areas. Dogon Masquerades are by far one...
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Chinua Achebe African Society
2,206 wordsTraditional Society In West Africa based on Chinua Achebe's Arrow of God One of the most highly known African authors today is the Nigerian born Chinua Achebe. Chinua Achebe's main focus in his writings was to tell about the African experience, but in a completely different way previous authors wrote. The works of Achebe painted a picture of how life changed for Africans due to the impact of European culture on African society, and described the struggles of his people to free themselves from Eu...
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Found In Burma Found In Brazil Birth
781 wordsFrom prehistoric shamans to modern consumerism birth stones have been a part of human life. Beginning as magical talismans, they have been used for thousands of years to cure the sick, strengthen the weak, and decorate the rich. Birth stones are a modern fad powered by the wisdom of history. In prehistoric times, every village had a shaman, or witch. The shaman would cast spells to do all sorts of things within the village. After time, shamans discovered that different rocks and minerals did dif...
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Punishment Should Be Abolished Sentenced To Death
1,103 wordsCapital Punishment Should be Abolished Evidence suggests that the death penalty does not deter people from committing crimes. It is a cruel and cold blooded form of punishment and there have been instances where innocent people were sentenced to death and later found to be innocent. The most common methods of execution are hanging and shooting. Countries like the U. S. use electrocution, gas chambers and lethal injections to dispose of the convicted. Some countries, like the U. S. , have tried t...
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Branch Consists Underdeveloped Countries
1,443 wordsChad is Chad County Report Chad is one of the most underdeveloped countries in the world because of its climate, geographic location, and a lack of infrastructure and natural resources. Its main cash crop that is helping its economy is cotton, which accounts for 48 % of exports. 1 The industry of Chad is mainly based on processing agricultural products. It is run by a republican government and its legal system is based on French civil law system and Chadian customary law. The recent president is...
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Queen Victoria Opium War
898 wordsThe original quest for colonies, which began in the 17 th century, was economically justified by the dominance of the mercantilist system. One of mercantilism's key assumptions was that a country could only become wealthy through the accumulation of gold stock. The only way to maintain a large gold stock was to block trade with other nations, and extract resources from far off colonies. This was the major justification for early colonization. In the quest for profit, England led the way in the i...
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Armed Forces Military Government
1,131 wordsMilitary Governments Charles Aquino Political Science 1 / 14 / 97 Military governments have been around since the days of feudalism. It is the oldest and most common political state. According to Shively, a military government is one in which a group of officers use their troops to take over the governmental apparatus and run it themselves. Military governments are usually weak in appeasing the masses for they are known to be brutal and power hungry and are also rather fragile, both internally a...
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Roles Of Women Treatment Of Women
1,376 wordsThroughout the world, from the beginning of time to today, women have been thought of as inferior, mens possessions and only there to serve mans every need. As far back as the nomadic civilizations, women were considered the nurtures and homemakers. They were supposed to stay home, take of the children and cook all of the family's meals. Today women, in some places, are still not treated as equals and have little if any rights. As well as having unequal rights, women have been treated harshly. T...
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