Economic Development In Zimbabwe - 1,443 words
The country of Zimbabwe is one of the most economically developed on the African continent. A fairly young political entity, Zimbabwe has only enjoyed recognized autonomy since 1980, the year in which the United Kingdom repealed its imperialistic claims to the African nation. Despite its youth the country has achieved a level of economic development uncharacteristic of sub-Saharan African nations. Second only to South Africa in economic development, Zimbabwes economic system is one indicative of a transitional country, a country making the transition from dependency underdevelopment to self-reliant industrialization. Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in the southern, sub-Saharan area of the A ...
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Zimbabwe - 445 words
Many years ago, groups of hunters organized together and lived in the area now known as Zimbabwe. Over time this group of hunters were slowly taken over by a more powerful group of people called the Shona who spoke on of the many Bantu languages. The Shona moved in to Zimbabwe around the time of Christ. They raised livestock and farmed on land that they used the slash and burn technique to clear. By 1500 A.D. Zimbabwe was ruled by the Shona by kings known as Munhumutapa's. These rulers ruled until about the 17th century when Changamire and Rozwi kingdomes threatened their power. The Rozwi kingdom conquiered the Shoni and ruled Zimbabwe for about 100 years. The kingdom lost all organization a ...
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Zimbabwe - 511 words
ZIMBABWE It was over twenty years ago when Zimbabwe received its independence, and the country had likelihood to become an African success story: good soil, lots of mineral resources and a new government that spoke of modernization and reform. Although today Zimbabwe looks to be caught in a downward fall in economics and politics (TIME). In April 1980, the former British colony of Southern Rhodesia was internationally recognized as the independent state of Zimbabwe. The country's new government was headed by the Zimbabwe National African Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), a group of African nationalists that had fought for a different kind of independence from that declared by Ian Smith's whit ...
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Analysis Of Imagery In Loving From Vietnam To Zimbabwe - 1,262 words
Analysis of Imagery in "Loving from Vietnam to Zimbabwe" After reading Janice Mirikitani's poem "Loving from Vietnam to Zimbabwe" there is a profound amount of imagery used by Mirikitani that explains a reality of sex, love, and war. Mirikitani uses an interesting and unique format in the way she has written her poem. The "I" that Mirikitani uses is not referring to herself but rather another woman who is Vietnamese, or many women whom are Vietnamese. She has essentially divided her poem into two sides. One side, the left side, is where she reveals images of sex and love. On the other side, the right side, is where she reveals the imagery of war. By dividing her poem into two sides, she is a ...
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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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King Solomons Mines - 1,374 words
Science becomes increasingly a metaphor for the explanation of why things are as they are: people look to science to explain the origin of human character and institutions; science becomes an important part of ideological argumentation and a means of social control. European scientists from late 18th to 19th century developed scientific theories to explain the racial differences. The attempt to cast a theory of race in biological terms was the product, in part, of the growing of science in European culture. In America, scholars following in the tradition of the Europeans attempted to prove the intellectual inferiority of Indians, blacks, and women through the size of their skulls. Many belie ...
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Tropical Diseases - 1,130 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 Director General of WHO, Dr Bruntland to Roll Back Malaria. The program aims at reducing malaria deaths (2.7 million deaths per year) by 50 per cent by year 2010 primarily through control activities incl ...
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Tsitsi Dangarembga - 1,756 words
Tsitsi Dangarembga: A Blend of Two Characters The novel Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga was written as an attempt to recount the tales of an African girl's coming of age in colonial Rhodesia in the 1960's. While one can see that Dangarembga's story is autobiographical one can also see that her life is represented by parts of more than one character. Tsitsi Dangarembga's life story can be found by fusing the characters of Tambu and Nayasha into one. Through her portrayals of Tambu and Nayasha she examines the internal conflict of her desire to cling to her African identity and balance it with her English upbringing. The development of the characters Tambu and Nayasha is a result of T ...
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Cheetah Endangered Species - 471 words
The cheetah originated about 4 million years ago. The oldest fossils place it in what is now Texas, Nevada and Wyoming. It was common throughout Asia, Africa, Europe. All cheetah in Europe and most of those in Asia and Africa vanished. This "bottleneck", as theorized, led to the present state of cheetah genetics: all cheetah alive today appear to be as closely related as identical twins. A unique factor of the cheetah is that it reaches up to speeds of 110 km/hr (68 Mph). African Cheetah (A. jubatus) ~ red area Asiatic Cheetah (A. j. venaticus) ~ green area Range today are now commonly found only in sub-Saharan Africa. Their range includes sparse sub-desert, steppe, medium and long-grass pla ...
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Aids Editorial - 718 words
AIDS is the worst case disease scenario. It is sexually transmitted and invokes almost complete conversational avoidance concerning the most intimate act. It hits young adults just as the society had completed investing in their training and before any payback can occur. It kills slowly and incurs high treatment and care costs even as the victim had time to bear two, three, even four children to be left orphaned. AIDS attacks the immune system, making it almost impossible for people in undeveloped countries to fight opportunistic disease and live to or exceed full life expectancy. Richard Holbrooke, Americas ambassador to the United Nations, calls it the worlds biggest problem. Of the thirty ...
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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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Is Gender Neutrality Of Law A Myth? - 1,146 words
... ale perspectives as the benchmark without questioning that standard, while the radical approach was criticised for its overemphasis on essentialism. The Marxist approach is a classical critique of Western political thought. It postulated that the capitalist society was divided into two great classes: Bourgeoisie and Proletariat , where the interests of the working class (Proletariat) was controlled by economically powerful ruling class (Bourgeoisie). As the law forms a part of the superstructure that reflects the economic base in society, Engels argued that the position of women in society had been determined by the changing structure of marriage which itself is determined by economic fo ...
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Sadc: Recent Developments And Achievements - 1,572 words
Introduction Regional groupings such as SADC aims to bring neighbouring countries into a league or association or union where they will be able to work together in terms of matters concerning politics, economics and development, the ultimate being regional integration. The concept of regional integration is nothing new. During biblical times the Canaanites comprising of different countries formed a union to deal with the invading band of Israelites from Egypt. The intention of regional integration is to form a centre that will promote the interests of all the member countries - as the old adage says there is strength in numbers. In Africa, regional integration is necessary considering that t ...
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African Country - 273 words
One African Country is South Africa. South Africa lies at the southernmost part of the African continent. It is bordered to the north by Botswana and Zimbabwe, to the northeast by Mozambique and Swaziland and to the northwest by Namibia. On the east coastline lays the Indian Ocean, the Southern coastline the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, and Atlantic Ocean on the western side. South Africa completely surrounds Lesotho. South Africa is an African Country because the country has been rocked by riots in poor townships among residents angry at the sloppy provision of services like sanitation and road maintenance - key responsibilities of local government. Many townships have gain ...
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Theatre-for-development In Africa - 2,275 words
... governments today. Under the guise of promoting national cultural identity, indigenous forms of theatre provide a channel for the promotion of official policies. As well as providing an outlet for propaganda this linear, top-down approach is also considered by some in authority as a more convenient and less expensive way of transmitting information. In addition to governments, many INGOs (international non-governmental organizations) promote the incorporation of locally based and devised theatre within African development projects because they are generally viewed as more popular, successful and democratic than top-down approaches based on material produced and implemented by foreigners ...
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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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Apartheid In Africa - 731 words
This is a 2 page paper that discusses the development and progress of the APARTHEID IN SOUTH AFRICA INTRODUCTION: The term apartheid (from the Afrikaans word for "apartness") was coined in the 1930s and used as a political slogan of the National Party in the early 1940s, but the policy itself extends back to the beginning of white settlement in South Africa in 1652. After the primarily Afrikaner Nationalists came to power in 1948, the social custom of apartheid was systematized under law. The apartheid was a social and political segregation of the white rulers from the black locals of South Africa. ANALYSIS: Dutch farmers, known as the Boers, settled African lands, taking them from the San a ...
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The Scramble For Africa - 2,118 words
... , which meant establishing a colonial government and a river fleet, so in 1886, the National African Company was chartered as the Royal Niger Company, and charged with administering, in the name of the Queen, an area one-hundred times larger than Great Britain itself (Chamberlain 58). In West Africa, Britain had really been trying to keep France, and later Germany, out. The simplest explanation for the rampant European interest in West Africa was trade. In East Africa, which was considerably poorer than the west, the scramble was motivated more by strategic rivalry. East Africa had always had ties to India, and the British government found itself increasingly preoccupied by the threat of ...
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Marketing Analysis Kfc - 1,294 words
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