Oil prices fall
2008 October – The government announces major budget cuts following steep falls in the price of oil.
2008 November – At least 200 people are killed during clashes between Christians and Muslims in the central Nigerian town of Jos.
2009 January – The main militant group in Niger Delta, Mend, calls off four-month cease-fire after army attacks camp of an allied group.
Oil prices soar
2008 January – Oil trades at $100 a barrel for the first time, with violence in oil producing countries such as Nigeria and Algeria helping to drive up prices.
2008 February – Mend leaders Henry Okah and Edward Atata
These events are all profiled in the country of Nigeria, and were all between then years of 2008 to 2009. the events focus more so on the topic of the oil prices falling and the ways of how this current status occurred. The oil prices effect all other aspects of the growth of thus country and lead to big cuts for the budget during this time period.
Looking at the map, rank the continents according to size.
- According to size the largest continent would be Asia, followed by Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.
Africa is bordered by two oceans and a sea. Which are they?
- Africa is bordered by the Indian Ocean to the East, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West. Three seas border Africa and they are the Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea, and the Arabian Sea.
Which ocean borders Africa to the west?
- The Atlantic Ocean borders Africa to the West.
Which ocean borders Africa to the east?
- The Indian Ocean borders Africa to the East.
Which sea borders Africa to the north?
- The Mediterranean Sea borders Africa to the North, separating Europe from Africa.
What is the virtual line that divides the world into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres called?
- At zero degrees longitude and zero degrees latitude, the equator separates the Northern Hemisphere from the Southern Hemisphere.
What is the virtual line that connects the North and South Pole and divides the World into Eastern and Western Hemispheres called?
- The Prime Meridian is the virtual line that North and South Pole, and divides the World into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres.
Which continent(s) occupy space in all four Hemispheres?
- Africa occupies all four Hemispheres.
As in the class we have been shown many clips that help in the connection of what we are learning in class and to what actually is occurring in Africa. This film connected to me more so I really liked the speaker in the film as I could feel her passion come out of the words she was using, it felt very natural. I felt this video was able to debunk the typical stereotypes western society has on the world within Africa and the people within it, we jump to conclusions and do not take the time to really examine the content. The film opened my mind on my own beliefs and I am now able to feel free in that I take the time more so now to make any pre conceived notions of anything or anyone. At times I feel as if I am sometimes stereotyped because of the lack of nothing knowing from the other side. I work in an area where not a lot of Sikhs are seen. Even the people at my work have so many off topic stereotypes of me and it just surprises me that at times I do the same thing but never think I do. Until I saw this film I only saw one side of the story and ignored the other side of the one who is being the criticizing. But after seeing this film it has become very prominent that in human nature we all judge people, to be the bigger person we must realize that we do this and work from there to better ourselves and society.
Chapter 1 “Religion and Homosexuality”
|What Question Did the text/chapter raise?The chapter raises questions of the acceptance of homosexuality respect in a religious setting. The chapter also raises questions about how reform has occurred within homosexuality in regards to the United States, and discuses how the USA went through the recurring stances through constitutional challenges and yet it was met with very strong opposition. The chapter puts great important to the question of how much power does a religion or can a religion hold within the realm of human acceptance.||How did the text answer this question?The textbook uses methods of discussing religion in a manner of government talk. It describes the challenges of homosexuality and with the developments homosexuality has had in terms of somewhat being accepted in places within society. The chapter discuses the matter of homosexuality from the perspective of state power within the topic and the power from the church. From past to present the power of discussion on the topic of homosexuality has shifted from the church’s power to the states power.||How does the answer match my own ideas and experiences?The topic of homosexuality has been a strong topic for many years my own thoughts on this drive away from the influence of state power, and more power comes from the influence from the relationship people have within their church. There has always been a struggle between opinions from the religious society versus a society who may choose to do things differently or act differently from what is “Socially accepted”. The power struggle between homosexuals will remain until religious barriers are debunked and analyzed with an open mind.|
March 19 2012
What is the largest river
The largest river in Africa in regards to volume is the Congo River. at 230 meters.
What is the highest mountain in Africa?
The highest point in Africa is Mount Kilimanjaro, at 19, 341 feet above sea level.
What is the largest country in terms of size(territory?)
Congo (2,344,858 square kilometers).
What is the longest river in Africa?
The longest river in Africa is the Nile at 6650 km.
The only country still under semi-colonial rule?
How many countries form the AU?
54 countries belong to the African Union.
When was the AU formed?
The African Union was formed July 9, 2002.
When was the OAU formed?
The Organization of African Unity was formed on May 25, 1963.
Which countries was the last to be admitted to the OAU?
The last country admitted to the OAU was South Africa on June 6, 1994.
So some info on me: I’m born and raised in surrey BC.I’am currently in my fourth year of university. I’m going to take the PDP program at SFU to become a teacher. My major is general studies, the area within teaching i want to be involved in is within the elementary school environment. once i get my teaching degree i want to teach abroad, maybe within Europe teaching English and then coming back home to settle down within a local elementary school. Terrorism to me is a complex area, and is interesting in the ways of learning how it comes about and for what different reasons it happens all around the world.