Africa’s Beauty

Topics: Africa, Sahara, Libya Pages: 5 (1786 words) Published: February 2, 2012
Asha N Suleiman
Western Governors University

1) Introduction
a) Audience hook: ‘‘My Africa is rich in human resources and dignity…. I get insulted when I see only images of our dying, our wars, our Darfur, our AIDS victims…not our doctors, our nurses, our teachers….’’ says Iman Abdulmajid (Doh,2009) b) Thesis statement: The center of Africa’s character should be judged by the public by its positive aspects such as Mountain Kilimanjaro, the Sahara Desert and natural resources. c) Main Points:

i) Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest free standing mountain in the world and the tallest mountain in Africa ii) Sahara desert is the largest hot desert in the world and most beautiful in Africa. iii) Natural resources include ores such as diamonds, copper to oil. 2) Mount Kilimanjaro

d) Highest mountain of Africa, NE Tanzania. An extinct volcano, it rises in two peaks, Uhuru (Kibo; 19,340 ft/5,895 m, Africa's highest point) and Mawenzi (17,564 ft/5,354 m), which are joined, by a broad saddle (alt. c.15, 000 ft/4,600 m).(Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2008) Show visual aid iv) These images show and depict the beauty of the landscape the continent holds and not the hunger and wars. 3) Sahara Desert

e) [Arab.,=desert], world's largest desert, c.3,500,000 sq mi (9,065,000 sq km), N Africa; the western part of a great arid zone that continues into SW Asia. Extending more than 3,000 mi (4,830km), from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea, the Sahara is bounded on the N by the Atlas Mts., steppe lands, and the Mediterranean Sea; it stretches south c.1,200 mi (1,930km) to the Sahel, a steep in W and central Africa that forms its southern border. The desert includes most of Western Sahara, Mauritania, Algeria, Niger, Libya, and Egypt; the southern portions of Morocco and Tunisia; and the northern portions of Senegal, Mali, Chad, and Sudan. The E Sahara is usually divided into three regions—the Libyan Desert, which extends west from the Nile valley through W Egypt and E Libya; the Arabian Desert, or Eastern Desert, which lies between the Nile valley and the Red Sea in Egypt; and the Nubian Desert, which is in NE Sudan.) (Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition,2010) v) Show visual aid (Libya Sahara the Erg Murzuk, Getty Images) vi) Tranquility and serenity is best described by the view of this desert. It holds the sense and meaning to peace. 4) Natural Resources

f) Africa if not exploited by foreign countries and corrupt leaders can hold and sustain its own due to the abundance in nature. And these include; vii) Diamonds: Angola, Botswana, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Namibia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania. viii) Gold: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa ix) Petroleum: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Libya, Nigeria, Sudan, Tunisia x) Uranium: Chad. Guinea, Namibia, Niger, Somalia, South Africa. (Africa's Natural Resources, 2008). g) With all these resources we can create a nation that glows with positivity and thus hinder the negativity therefore changing its reputation. 5) Conclusion

h) Restatement of thesis: Africa holds both positive and negative aspects. i) Sum up of main points:
xi) Mountain Kilimanjaro-tallest mountain in Africa xii) Sahara desert the most beautiful scenery
xiii) Most abundant in nature
j) Closing comments:
xiv) We should never have perceived notions of subjects that we don’t have much knowledge of instead we should strive to educate ourselves. xv) Us as humans and world citizens we have the obligation to set right what’s wrong. Scripted Audience Questions

Question: Why isn’t Africa judged...

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"Three white rhinoceroses (Ceratotherium simum) wander on the plain as the snow covered peak of Mount Kilimanjaro rises above them in the background, Amboseli National Park, Kenya, East Africa, mid to late 20th Century. (Photo by Getty Images)" -- Image Date: 1/1/1962. (1962). Retrieved from EBSCOhost.
Niger, Sahara Desert, Tuareg tribespeople leading camel caravan. (n.d). Retrieved from EBSCOhost. Niger, Sahara Desert, Tuareg tribespeople leading camel caravan. (n.d). Retrieved from EBSCOhost.
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Burchell 's Zebra (Equus burchelli) Mt. Kilimanjaro in background -- Image Date: 07/03/2000 -- Image Date: 07/03/2000. (2000). Retrieved from EBSCOhost.
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