Uganda - 1,477 words
The people of Uganda have had many types of governments during their long history, but until the coming of British Colonialism, there was no central government. Originally government was in the hands of the tribal groups who elected their own leaders and made their own laws, which all members of their group were expected to follow. Later some central authority was given to the kings of the various tribes, including the largest of these, the Buganda, whose ruler, the Kabaka, was considered the king and had ultimate authority over his people and their land ( Cavendish, 31). Mutesa II, whose full name was Sir Edward William David Walugembe Mutebi Luwangula Mutesa, was the Kababa of the East Afr ...
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Was Colonialism Good For Uganda? - 2,084 words
Introduction The past is another country, where it is only possible to go as a tourist, and which we will never fully understand. We can describe what we see, but it is far more difficult to know why people acted in the way they did, or what they believed, and why they believed it. Uganda too is another country, which did not even exist before the white man went there. Even the name reflects the ideas of the first explorers, whose gateway into the new territory was via the Buganda tribe, whom they were later to use as their colonial agents as British rule was extended. Those who discovered Ugandan and the source of the Nile which the first explorers were seeking - men such as Speke and Stanl ...
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Was Colonialism Good For Uganda? - 2,010 words
... the other argument used by those wanting to control Uganda was that the presence of the source of the Nile in that country gave it strategic importance both in relation to Egypt and the Suez Canal through which ships sailed to the jewel in the imperial crown, India. Moreover, there was concern that if Britain did not occupy Uganda, someone else would - most probably France - thus putting wider British interests at risk. Portal actually arrived in Buganda in 1893 and made a favourable report and in 1894 Uganda was formally declared a British Protectorate. But still the situation in Uganda was not calm, Colonel Colville, who was sent out as the Acting Commissioner to Uganda in 1894, had ma ...
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Aids In Africa Misc 12 00 - 542 words
Africa is a continent with many social issues and problems. These social issues range from overpopulation, racism, and a countless number of disease epidemics. One of the most deadly and uncontrollable of these diseases is the HIV virus, or AIDS. AIDS is an illness that involves several phases. It is caused by a virus that can be passed from person to person. AIDS impairs the human body's immune system the system responsible for warding off disease and leaves the victim susceptible to various infections. AIDS was first identified in the United States in 1981, when 189 cases were reported to the Centers for Disease Control. Within a decade the disease had spread to all populated areas of the ...
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Aids And Africa - 1,665 words
The following are facts cited in Acquired Immune Deficiency syndrome by Gerald J. Stine. Worldwide, about 9,000 persons a day become HIV-infected. The majority of all HIV infections worldwide occur in people ages 15-24. Over 1 million people die of AIDS each year. The number of HIV-infections worldwide has tripled since 1990! It is estimated that there will be a 20% decline in population in East Africa by the year 2001 due to AIDS (Stine, 360). AIDS is the leading cause of deaths among adult men and the second leading cause of deaths among adult women in Africa (Bethel, 135). The first for women is pregnancy and abortion related. It is extremely difficult to judge the exact extent of AIDS in ...
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Us Foreign Affairs - 727 words
U.S. Military Aid to Foreign Nations The United States military aid given to Kosovo raises many questions about the foreign affairs policy of the United States of America. Now the U.S. is sending its troops to Timor, a small island off the northern coast of Australia. The U.S. has sent marines to Australia to set up a command post for the troops that the United States will be sending to help with logistics, communications, and intelligence. Many critics believe that the U.S. should not get involved in matters that have no direct impact on the United States. But do not Americans believe that all men are entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? If this is true then it should be ...
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Colonialism - 686 words
By 1875 European possessions in Africa consisted of some forts and trading posts along the coast and a few tiny colonies. Between 1880 and 1910, however, Africa was divided up among the Europeans. For the next 50 years decisions affecting Africa and its people were made not in Africa, but in London, Paris, Lisbon and other European capitals. France acquired a huge empire in North and West Africa. Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Mali and other areas in West Africa came under French rule. Britain's colonies were scattered throughout the continent. Although the French controlled the most territory, Britain ruled the greatest number of people. Gambia, Sierra Leone, Gold Coast, N ...
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Mountain Gors - 1,482 words
Mountain gorillas are the most endangered of the gorilla species. Approximately 600 or so remain. They are massive in size, with a short, thick trunk and broad chest and shoulders. Its eyes are very small in proportion to its other features. Older males develop longer heads, and are twice the size of females. The most severe threat to mountain gorillas is habitat loss. The fertile volcanic soil of the Virunga Mountains is as highly valued as farm land. Conservation programs have been set up in Rwanda, Uganda, and Congo to lessen trespassing. However, it still poses a major problem. By nature, gorillas are very shy and easy going, and seek no trouble. The only exception to this is if the fami ...
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Actions Of A Leader - 767 words
The job of a ruler or president is to secure the safety of the nation as well as its economy. Many people believe that leaders who are cheaters and liars can be effective rulers; however, this notion is completely incorrect. Throughout history there have been many types of rulers and their level of efficiency can be traced back to how they behaved while in power. In general those who were commendable people were successful during their tenure. Therefore, it is necessary for all leaders of nations to be honorable human beings. A prime example of what a ruler should be is the United States 32nd President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. F.D.R. was the best-loved American President of the 20th centu ...
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Coming Plagues - 2,210 words
... ling population? Why are these diseases emerging, and in so many different forms? There are six main causes for the emergence of infectious diseases. One of the major reasons is the rise in international travel and trade. The world is very accessible now, with airplanes and boats, a virus that is in a very isolated situation may find itself in a position to spread around the world. You could be in an African village where people may be dying like flies. Twenty four hours later youre in downtown Los Angeles and coming down with Ebola or Lassa Fever, and you dont even know you have it.# The amount of people crossing international boundaries each year is rising dramatically. The current vol ...
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Ortientations Introduction Of Its Moroccan Internet Portal - 1,801 words
Orientation is dedicated to developing and connecting Internet communities in the cyberworld beyond North America and Western Europe, its aim is to help people explore this world thoroughly and easily. As we move into the 21st century, the Internet is going to change. What was once a very American phenomenon is finally living up to its name, The World Wide Web. In Asia, South America, Eastern Europe, The Middle East, The South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Africa, the Internet is gaining tremendous momentum, and very soon the US market, though large and always of significance, will be eclipsed by the rest of the world, both in size, and rate of growth. However, the portal services that ...
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Titus - 520 words
ENEVA, Nov. 24 An estimated 5.3 million people, including 600,000 children under age 15, became infected with the virus that causes AIDS this year, the World Health Organization said today. For the first time the number of new infections in sub-Saharan Africa stabilized, but that was offset by increases in morbidity (the rate the disease was contracted) and deaths in the region. An estimated 3.8 million people in the region were newly infected this year with H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS, down from 4 million in 1999. Sub-Saharan Africa is home to about one-tenth of the world's population but accounted for 72 percent of new infections last year. The region also has 70 percent of the peo ...
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Rwandagenocide Or Civil War - 1,606 words
The current state of affairs in Rwanda constitutes a catastrophe that never should have happened. Unfortunately, it has happened, but do the circumstances and outcomes warrant using the term "genocide"? Based on facts about the ethnic make up of Rwanda, there is abundant proof that this is actually a case of violent, ongoing civil wars, and the use of the term "genocide" is not justified. The major crime problem in Rwanda since 1994 has been mass murder, officially know as genocide, which has been prevalent in this country in the mist of years of civil war. Genocide is defined as the methodically planned eradication of a racial, political, or cultural group. The United Nations (1998) has dec ...
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Viral Hemorrhagic Fever - 1,485 words
How would you like it if you died? Well that's what's happening to people in Africa. Their families die around them, spreading the deadly disease further into the ecosystem. Killing at will, this potent filovirus sweeps through villages with reckless abandon, destroying anything and everything in it's way, and then just as mysteriously as it came, it disappears without a trace. Even with our modern technologies, we still don't really know too much about this death sentence disguised as a virus. In the following, I will do my best to teach you about Ebola, its cousins, where it's from, possible cures, effects, and so on. If we want to, we can find a cure. We control our destiny, and it's up t ...
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The Diversity Myth - 2,736 words
... rse discrimination cases, acrimony over quotas and affirmative action, and the proliferation of racially exclusive professional organizations. Every good-sized police department in the country has a black officers' association devoted to explicit, racially competitive objectives. In large cities, there are associations for Asian, Hispanic, and even white officers. Many government agencies and private companies hire professional "diversity managers" to help handle mixed work forces. This is a new profession, which did not exist before the idea that diversity is a strength. Most of it boils down to trying to bridge the gaps between people who do not understand each other, but since it conc ...
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Robert Rauschenberg's Almanac - 1,418 words
Born on October 22nd 1925 in the oil-refining city of Port Arthur, Texas ne Milton Ernest Rauschenberg, he later renamed himself Robert after his Grandfather. Rauschenbergs father was one of the many blue coloured workers in the oil refineries whilst his mother worked as a telephone operator. He first studied art during his final years at high school but this was quickly cut short when in 1943 he entered the local University of Texas to study Physics only to be expelled in his first year due to learning difficulties, dyslexia, which was then not recognised and so from there he entered into military service with the navy for one year working in the hospitals as he did not want to kill anyone ...
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British Foreign Relationships - 1,064 words
... eing taken seemingly overnight. Nearly the whole of Africa had been carved up by European powers (30% of the continent ended up in British control) over the course of less than 30 years, while it had taken over 300 years for Europe to control the Americas. During the early 1900's the global industrial revolution was in full swing and a naval arms race began between Great Britain and the United States. A treaty is eventually signed limiting the numbers and size of ships that the two countries can produce. Many Britons are poopsed to this treaty because naval superiority had always been Great Britain's main means of dominance. During this time period, the British empire reaches its peak en ...
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Egypt: The Gift Of The Nile - 481 words
The Nile, is the longest river in the world, and is located in northeastern Africa. Its principal source is Lake Victoria, in east central Africa. The Nile flows north through Uganda, Sudan, and Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea, with a total distance of 5584 km. From its remotest headstream in Burundi, the river is 6671 km long. The river basin covers an area of more than 3,349,000 sq km. Not only is the Nile considered a wonder by Herodotus, but by people all over the world, due to its impotance to the growth of a civilization. The first great African civilization developed in the northern Nile Valley in about 5000 BC. Dependent on agriculture, this state, called Egypt, relied on the flooding ...
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Egyptian Mythology: Enviromental Influences - 859 words
Religion can be thought of as the recognition by human beings of a superhuman power that controls the universe and everything that is, was, or shall be in it. Each individual human being can consider that the superhuman control power is a deity worthy of being loved; or capable of inspiring awe, obedience, and even fear. The effect of these feelings on individuals can lead to the setting up of a system of worship of the deity; and to the drawing up of a code of beliefs and conduct inspired by their religious faith. As all religions follow this, the Egyptians seem to be unique in their beliefs. The Egyptians did not have a true religion; they had more of a collection of myths and doctrines, w ...
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Mountain Walking In The Andes - 1,081 words
ter> Assignment title: To write a first person narrative and description account of a holiday based on personal experience (give own title). Dear Pinyot, I couldnt believe that I won the competition! And I was given a chance to travel to any of the destinations they mentioned as tracking rare mountain for gorillas in Uganda, bush walking with guides in Kenya and there were so much more but I chose to travel to the Andes on a major treks with expert guides who will just be following behind you and will seek if you need any help (just in case you are lost or thirsty/ hungry). Major treks are where you go mountain walking for six to eight hours in a day. I chose to go to mountain walking becau ...
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