After the British left, Sudan is now and independent country that rules it self and runs its own economy but, since they left Sudan was ruled by the Arabian-Muslim side of Sudan despite the fact that the government was changed several times and it didn’t work, the two sides (Muslim and Christian) can’t agree to either be peaceful nor live together. At the time Cristians wanted a Christian ruler Muslims want their Muslim ruler (Omar Albasheer) which created a racial tension between the
In 2009, the U.S. Census gathered that there were over thirty-three million second-generation immigrants living in America. America is a melting pot, and in this melting pot, it isn’t uncommon for these children, myself included, to lose sight of what our lives could be–and the struggles that our parents faced to ensure that we have more opportunities than they had. As I write this essay, I’m stressing over the things any other American high school sophomore faces– grades, social drama and statuses, and my follower count on Twitter and Instagram. These “problems,” if even that, are minute to what others our age face around the world. Young adults in Sudan are starving, and young adults in Syria live in the middle of a war zone. As far away They raised two kids: my 19-year-old brother, who is currently a freshman at the University of Georgia, and myself. Thanks to their hard work, I’m able to worry about the things I do. Never have I worried about not having food on my plate, about being denied my education, or being forced to leave everything I know and abandon my dreams. It’s easy to forget what my parents have done for me, for the opportunities and doors they have opened for me. There’s no way to understand your life–the privileges you hold–without understanding the past. You must be thankful for all the things your loved ones have done for you, and I’m sure that I am. I can’t imagine my life if I were in my parents’ shoes, if I faced the struggles and hardships they did, and I know I wouldn’t have the courage to be as decisive as they were and are. Their perseverance and determination make me content with my life now, knowing that it could be much worse. Their experiences motivate me to capitalize on what they gave me–to become something. I want to be sure that my parents know I’m thankful and know that I will work hard to become what they didn’t have the opportunity to. 11th Grade Columbus High School Anjali Patel 5th
Conflict theory - Argument that deviance is deliberately chosen and often political in nature (Introduction to Sociology, page 168).When the colonial powers introduced their market economy in Sudan towards the end of the last century; they simultaneously restricted its development and expansion by indigenous Sudanese in order to maintain political and economic control. After independence, however, a Sudanese `national bourgeoisie ' began to evolve from a primarily mercantile social class now ostensibly freed from colonial control. There were, nonetheless, several strong barriers to the development and progress of a middle class whose European equivalents had brought about the industrial revolution. In Sudan they lacked the major prerequisites for industrialization - namely capital, technical and scientific know-how and markets - and so their focus shifted from manufacturing production to the extraction of natural resources. The collapse of attempts at industrialization - mainly substitute industrialization - led to exploitation of accessible
“Americans have so far put up with inequality because they felt they could change their status. They didn't mind others being rich, as long as they had a path to move up as well. The American Dream is all about social mobility in a sense - the idea that anyone can make it” (Fareed Zakaria). The American Dream, to many Americans, is the notion of going from thousandaire to millionaire. It is the notion of that house with a green lawn and a white picket fence with a family and a dog. But to many in third world countries like Africa, the dream is merely freedom, opportunity and hope. In Sudan, wars ripped through the state, leaving millions dead and generations shredded in its devastating wake. The documentary film God Grew Tired of Us follows the journeys of the “Lost Boys” of Sudan and the few that were able to migrate to the United
Equality of genders is a basic human right that all should posses. However, in the novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini, the reader explores Afghanistan’s true nature of extreme gender inequality towards women and how it affects all the characters within the novel. The novel explores how within a marriage, women have unequal rights, undergo major amounts of physical abuse, and are emotionally and mentally tormented by their very own supposedly beloved husbands.
“We are in the presence of a crime without a name,” said British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The Nazis were always remembered for the killing of over six million European Jews, but at the time, there was no name for this wicked act. After the war, many of these Nazi war criminals were convicted of an act called genocide, a word that did not exist before 1944. Genocide is the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group. Genocide occurs because of many factors that trigger this cruelty. Although there are many reasons that can be considered to result in genocide, the three main reasons that result to this mass slaughter, are caused by: the authority that leads them, the ethnic tension between
Slava was forced to run at age 11 “Then he was running, too. Running as hard as he could, into the bush. Away from home.” The civil war in Southern Sudan started in 1985. The text follows a lost boy who was sucked into a perilous journey and facing situations where a split second could be the difference between life and death. This essay will be about how Salva, the main character in Linda Sue Park’s A Long Walk to Water is able to survive and overcome a variety of challenges through his hard work, relationships, and perseverance.
The world is full of problems, but an issue that I have chosen to shed some light on is the education in Burkina Faso or rather the lack of education for females in Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso is a country with very low literacy rates and just does not have a very good education system. The education system is charging large amounts of money to the very poor families who barely have enough money to keep all of their family living. In the article, “It’s Not Just About the Boys. Get Girls into School,” written by Jonathan Alter and published on Newsweek he focuses on spreading awareness about all the reasons in which certain children in Burkina Faso are not getting the proper education if they are getting any education at all. In the article,
First starting because of the many religious and cultural differences between north and south Sudan, was escalated to the First Sudanese Civil War in 1955-1972 and the Second Sudanese Civil War in 1983-2005. Then in 2003, the Sudan Government responded to an ongoing rebellion by starting a genocidal campaign that ended with 300,000 deaths and over 3 million Darfuris displaced. The United Nations were watching and sent 9,000 of the 26,000 needed troops and have also donated $500 million to the Darfur peacekeeping efforts. Wiesel said “It is so much easier to look away from victims” and “It is so much easier to avoid such rude interruptions to our work, our dreams, our hopes” (par. 8). The United Nation helping Darfur shows that people are listening to Wiesel and that our humanity is not being lost. If people do take Wiesel’s warning as serious as the United Nations has, then our humanity will not be lost. This is the purpose why Wiesel states this at the end of “The Perils of Indifference” as to what we have to do so that we still have
In A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park, “Salva’s Bio”, “Water for South Sudan: Salva’s Story,” and “Time Trip: Sudan’s Civil War,” many events that happened in Sudan and how people adapted to their challenging environment are shown. The characters I will focus on are Salva, Nya, Salva’s Uncle, the Lost Boy’s, and Sudan in general. The main point I will focus on is that individuals adapt in challenging environments by taking small steps to complete a big task, moving from one place to another, and taking advantage of the current environment and it’s resources. The author uses several literary devices, including a plot, characters, images, language, and other things to show how Salva, Salva’s uncle, the “Lost Boys”, and Nya react to what is
South Sudan is an independent country from Sudan. Sudan was plagued with major civil wars, and those in the Southern region of Sudan were targeted and attacked. Southern Sudanese were killed off in large numbers; many villages were raided. Those who weren’t killed or sold off into slavery had to make mass migration to surrounding countries- the most being allowed in Kenya in refugee camps. The civil war in Sudan results in immense deaths, child soldiers, and many displaced people. South Sudan gained independence in 2011 from Sudan, many years after the civil war began.
Equality among people justifies the development of human civilization. The history witnesses how people mistreated the others and how other people fought for freedom. It proves a permanent truth that the more civilized the people are, the less inequality would be promoted. However, there was no one period in the past, even now, without inequality completely. The slavery issue in the West and the gender inequality in the East both brought unimaginable damage for not only the groups of people who were mistreated, but also the society which is supposed to be peaceful, fair and justice. In the modern century, for most countries around world it seemed that gender inequality is cruel and unreasonable, but countries in mid-Asia are exceptions. According to the report from The Global Gender Gap in 2015, Yemen and Pakistan ranked bottom of the list of gender gap which means the distances in economic and politic between men and women in those two areas was the furthest (International Rankings). Similar levels appear on the other mid-Asian countries too. The world citizens held different viewpoints. Some believed gender inequality benefits people and some protests it, so what exactly is correct way to value and evaluate gender inequality? In other words, should male and female be treated in the same way?
In third world countries, girls are fighting their families, communities, and countries in order to go to school. Governments need to support these young women and fulfill their dreams. Not only will it empower women, but it will positively impact each family, community, and country. Firstly, the only way to decrease the educational gap between males and females is to implement policies that decrease or completely remove school fees for girls and prohibit families from removing their daughters from school before the age of 18. As a result, these nations will achieve gender equality as both females and males will be equally qualified for jobs. Furthermore, the economy will improve which will not only be beneficial for small communities and households, but the country as a whole. Lastly, if girls are guaranteed an education, child marriage and child mortality rates will substantially decrease. Governments need to implement policies that guarantee girls education in order to promote gender equality, boost their economy, and prevent child
The world has evolved greatly. With globalization, the world has become a planetary village. This planetary village rely on human beings with a certain level of education. A good education has become an indispensable key However, for a good education, an excellent system of education is needed. More and more countries are emerging on the economic as well as the educational level. As Nelson MANDELA said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. Many countries have understood that fact. Mostly African countries start realizing that their economy depend on young, educated young.IN SENEGAL, education began one of the most domain to invest in. SENEGAL is a country in western Africa with an area of 196,722 km
The movie Blood Diamond tells the story about a man named Solomon Vandy who lives in Sierra Leone. His country is in a civil war funded by the sale of diamonds. Danny Archer is the man who buys these diamonds and supplies both the rebels and government with weapons. Archer’s actions causes Solomons family to get torn apart, and Solomon to be forced to mine for the precious metal. This is where he finds the diamond that changes his whole life. He teams up with Danny Archer to reunite his family, and retrieve the diamond worth millions. This movies reflect the current state in many African countries. Most countries are undeveloped and have high poverty rates, diseases, famine. etc. This story shows that the true reason of Africa's