Africa

The ways in which gender norms intersect with ideas about race and ethnicity

In this essay I aim to examine how ideological and cultural assumptions and standards of femininity influence the construction of racial identity with regards to black feminine identity. As Cuomo and Hall identify, the concept of race, like gender, is a socially constructed phenomena; ‘Racial categories are socially constructed and contextually defined. These deconstructive and […]

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Kosovo, Rwanda, and Iraq

Humanitarian intervention is a controversial action to approve, but regardless of which choice is decided, the decision is important and must be meditated on. Globalization no longer allows ignorance to be justifiable; a stand must be taken. The decision regarding humanitarian intervention begins by viewing the motives taken for or against it. Humanitarian intervention has […]

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Why was Africa colonised in the years 1870-1914

The colonisers included the vast majority of the major imperial powers of Europe – Britain, France, Russia and Germany. There are various motives for colonisation during this period and include not only the economic and political state of Europe, but also less documented reasons such as religious beliefs and feelings of social supremacy. We shall […]

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Investigate the Factors that Determine the Well-Being of Africans Today

Being a native African, it has concerned me that Africa seems to have distanced itself from the general growth of the other continents. During the era of geographic exploration five centuries ago Africa attracted nothing like the attention the Americas and Far East enjoyed. The lack of good harbours and the inexistence of many rivers […]

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How far was British expansion in East and West Africa driven by the men on the spot

There are many different causes that are attributed to Britain’s expansion in East and West Africa. One of which is the ‘men on the spot’, these individuals like Goldie and Mackinnon, were no doubt instrumental in British expansion, however fair weight has to be placed on the other factors as well. Foreign competition is a […]

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From Black Africa Arose the Pharaohs by Richard Po

Richard uses his article “From Black Africa Arose the Pharaohs” to discredit those who downplay the contributions of early african civilizations. Poe uses scientific evidence to highlight and credit early africans for their rightful claim to the egyptian historical contribution. Poe blames modern media have skewed our vision of what egyptians really are, Africans. Film […]

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Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda is a story about a country in central Africa that turned violent after their president is assassinated. Throughout all of this a man by the name of Paul Rusesabagina who was a Hutu and a hotel manager, would find himself giving refuge and saving thousand of lives at the expense of his own. […]

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