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During the s, an increased demand for copper and cobalt attracted Japanese investments in the mineral-rich southeastern region of Katanga Province. Over a year period, more than 1, Japanese miners relocated to the region, confined to a strictly male-only camp. Arriving without family or spouses, the men often sought social interaction outside the confines of their camps.
Through the process of decolonization that began, in most African territories, at the close of World War II, African leaders gained greater political power under European rule. In the decades that followed independence, they worked to shape the cultural, political, and economic character of the postcolonial state. Some worked against the challenges of continued European cultural and political hegemony, while others worked with European powers in order to protect their interests and maintain control over economic and political resources.
Credit: Chris Eason. On the other, the absolute number of people living in poverty has increased in this same period as population growth has outpaced the 0. In order to reduce poverty at a faster pace, some development specialists suggest Africa should follow the path previously taken by several Asian economies: namely, embarking on a path of labour-intensive export-led industrialisation.
The elephant is one of the most easily recognisable animals in the whole wide world. African elephants and Asian elephants are true gentle giants. Many of us have seen them in zoos, and some of us have even been lucky enough to catch a glimpse of them in their natural habitats.
Though elephants are native to only Africa and Asia, they hold significant cultural and symbolic meaning around the world. WWF focuses on conserving the world's largest land mammal in landscapes across both Asia and Africa. We work with wildlife managers, governments, and local communities to stop poaching, reduce human-wildlife conflict, maintain connectivity, and improve monitoring and research.
The three species of elephants from left to right: African savannah elephant Loxodonta africanaAsian elephant Elephas maximusand the African forest elephant Loxodonta cyclotis. Did you know that there are three species of elephants in the world? Most only know of two: the African savannah elephant, also known as the African bush elephant Loxodonta africana and the Asian elephant Elephas maximus.
Posted by Editorial Team InterestsWildlife 0. Last Updated on June 21st, The most beautiful and complex mammals on our planet, elephants are vastly misunderstood.
Elephants are the largest land animals on Earth, and they're one of the most unique-looking animals, too. With their characteristic long noses, or trunks; large, floppy ears; and wide, thick legs, there is no other animal with a similar physique. Most experts recognize two species of elephant: the Asian elephant Elephas maximus and the African elephant Loxodonta africanawho live on separate continents and have many unique features.
A crowded street in the Ghanaian capital of Accra. A unique international seminar Tuesday November 29 examined both the challenges and the opportunities facing Africa as it undergoes a rapid transformation from a continent of farmers and rural communities to a largely urban environment. Organizers said the seminar was the first of its kind held in Africa, emphasizing how rapidly urbanizing African communities could learn directly from Asian countries which have already undergone similar experiences. The Asian experts and officials highlighted different problems they had faced and some proposed solutions.