Medieval II: Total War is a combination of a turn-based strategy video game with real-time battles. It was developed by Creative Assembly and published in November 2006 by Sega. The game lets you play one of the medieval kingdoms you need to grow and develop by defeating rival kingdoms, capturing their provinces, and making important diplomatic decisions.Medieval II: Total War Collection ContentsThe Collection is a definitive edition of the game and it includes both the base Medieval II: Total War game and the Kingdoms expansion pack that brings more units to the base game, as well as new playable factions, new agents, buildings, new territories on the campaign map, and even a 1v1 hot-seat multiplayer campaign mode.StoryMedieval 2 Total War is set in the medieval period between 1080 and 1530, but it doesn’t feature a story on its own. Instead, you are free to reshape the history as you see fit by leading one of the medieval kingdoms during the exciting times of swords and castles when the conflict between Christianity and Islam is fiercer than ever.GameplayMedieval II: Total War is played on the huge map of Europeand partially in the Middle East, Africa, and even the New World. The map is divided into provinces that can be conquered. Each province can have either a city or a castle built in it. Cities are the primary source of income, while castles are used mainly for military purposes, such as recruiting an experienced army and providing a solid defense against enemy troops.While on this map, players take turns to build new structures, recruit an army and agents and order them to move or declare attacks. Declared battles are then resolved in real-time, where you are able to command your units and order them to march forward, flank the enemy army, or hide in the forest, for example. Attacking the castle can turn into a siege battle, where siege equipment should be used to breach the walls.Religion plays a huge role in the game with Christians fighting against Muslims over the holy land of Jerusalem. The Pope can call crusades against hostile provinces, while Muslim imams can declare jihads. Failing to answer the Pope’s call may result in excommunication.Game ModesThe main Medieval II: Total War mode is the single-player campaign, where players choose their starting kingdom and try to conquer as many provinces as possible during the five hundred years period. Depending on the type of campaign, short or long, players need to capture at least 15 or 45 territories to win. Additionally, in the long campaign, it’s also required to capture one or two significant cities – Jerusalem, Granada, Rome, or Constantinople.Besides the campaign, there are also single battles that put emphasis on real-time engagements between two or more participants. These can be played in a few different ways – custom battles are set entirely by the player, multiplayer battles allow to battle another player, and historical battles are challenges based on real historical encounters, where you often have to deal with a more powerful opponent and must outsmart him in order to win.ReceptionMedieval II: Total War received positive reviews. Reviewers and players alike praised the perfect combination of turn-based and real-time elements. They also noted the upgraded graphics and considered the title the most accessible game of the entire franchise, making it a great choice for newcomers to the Total War series. Additionally, critics appreciated the well-balanced nations, the intelligent layout of the interface, and the depth of the diplomacy.
Surprisingly neglected in accounts of Allied wartime triumphs, in 1941 British and Commonwealth forces completed a stunning and important victory in East Africa against an overwhelmingly superior Italian opponent. A hastily formed British-led force, never larger than 70,000 strong, advanced along two fronts to defeat nearly 300,000 Italian and colonial troops. This compelling book draws on an array of previously unseen documents to provide both a detailed campaign history and a fresh appreciation of the first significant Allied success of the war. Andrew Stewart investigates such topics as Britain's African wartime strategy; how the fighting forces were assembled (most from British colonies, none from the US); General Archibald Wavell's command abilities and his difficult relationship with Winston Churchill; the resolute Italian defense at Keren, one of the most bitterly fought battles of the entire war; the legacy of the campaign in East Africa; and much more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Page. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007021/bk_tant_007021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Deep in the sub-Saharan jungles, she finds a raw, primal passion that captures her in its unrestrained, animalistic grip. Marnie Arbinger, a brilliant hematologist, had always found solace in the safety of her sterile laboratory. Now, out on the edge of civilization, life in rural Africa is harder than Marnie imagined. When an injured man rides into the encampment, her medical training kicks in, but as she dresses his wounds, she realizes something is amiss about the broad, muscular, insanely attractive stranger. Something besides the unquenchable fire he ignites within her. Jax, a powerful tiger shifter, awakens in a medical tent to find fate has bestowed a gift upon him. The beautiful doctor who treated his battle wounds is his. He will love, protect, and fiercely defend her with his very life. As formidable and fearsome an opponent as Jax is, however, there remains one thing that will bring him to his knees. He watches, helpless as a kitten, as his mate is afflicted with the horrifying disease laying claim to the village. It's a race against time. Will a cure to the epidemic be found before Marnie becomes another one of its casualties? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nikki Kwiatkowski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122888/bk_acx0_122888_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this novella, Taylor’s question is answered from the first novella, My Angels, My Fallen Angels: Our Destiny Awaits, and provides for the journeys of each angel (Brittany, Sierra, and Taylor) and fallen angel (Monique, Autumn and Erin), leading up to the last stand from the first novella. Brittany and Monique fly to Puerto Rico to train at Monique’s palace. In Puerto Rico, Brittany meets three other vampires that assist in her becoming a fully operational superhuman. Brittany meets a famous general from the 1800’s and becomes a scholar. Sierra and Autumn fly to the Netherlands to train at Autumn’s manor. In the Netherlands, Sierra is trained on the fine art of battle where it is discovered she has a unique survival sense. When her life is in jeopardy, she gets an adrenaline rush to assist her in defeating an opponent. Sierra becomes an assassin. Taylor and Erin travel to various parts of the world to enhance Taylor’s superhuman strengths and a select few vampires are enlisted to assist with Taylor’s training. Taylor also discovers she has a unique survival sense, like that of Sierra. Taylor becomes an antique professional and ruffian. Brian and Lindsey extinguish the main vampire covenants throughout South America, Africa, and Europe in order to draw out the Nobel Council. They discover that the Noble Council created Black Knights, hideous vampire creatures, to destroy them as well.Present day, Brian answers Taylor’s question and Brian becomes ill. Brian calls Monique for answers to his illness; however, his phone goes dead. The third and final novella will provide for Brian’s illness and a final confrontation that will determine the destiny of Brian’s family and the Vampire Nation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Dabagia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/213631/bk_acx0_213631_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Haunted by a life of violence and as proficient with languages as she is with knives, Vanessa Michael Munroe, chameleon and hunter, has built her life on a reputation for getting things done - dangerous and often not-quite-legal things. Born to missionary parents in lawless Africa, taken under the tutelage of gunrunners, and tortured by one of the jungle’s most brutal men, Munroe was forced to do whatever it took to stay alive. The ability to survive, fight, adapt, and blend has since taken her across the globe on behalf of corporations, heads of state, and the few private clients who can afford her unique brand of expertise, and these abilities have made her enemies. On a busy Dallas street, Munroe is kidnapped by an unseen opponent and thrust into an underground world where women and girls are merchandise and a shadowy figure known as The Doll Maker controls her every move. While trusted friends race to unravel where she is and why she was taken, everything pivots on one simple choice: Munroe must use her unique set of skills to deliver a high-profile young woman into the same nightmare that she once endured, or condemn to torture and certain death the one person she loves above all else. Driven by the violence that has made her what she is, cut off from help, and with attempts to escape predicted and prevented, Munroe will hunt for openings, for solutions, and a way to strike back at a man who holds all the cards. Because only one thing is certain: She cannot save everyone. In this high-octane thriller for fans of Lee Child, Stieg Larsson, and Robert Ludlum's Bourne trilogy, Vanessa Michael Munroe will have to fight fast, smart, and furiously to overcome a dangerous nemesis and deliver her trademark brand of justice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hillary Huber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003531/bk_rand_003531_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is incontrovertible to allude to the fact that the election and emergence of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America has brought about some misgivings across many countries of the world with several implications for Africa. It is expected that there would be continuity in US-Africa relations in the areas of safety, security and counter-terrorism. Trump has been a consistent opponent of marriage equality in line with African culture while illegal African migrants would now find it difficult to move into the US. The administration is tilted towards re-negotiating American foreign trade deals that favor bilateral trade agreements (BITs) over multi-party agreements while the disposition of Trump would affect Africa negatively on climate change. The paper concludes that Trump's presidency is an admixture of good and bad omen for the Sub-Saharan Africa and recommended an urgent need for Africa to really look inward through purposeful leadership, embracing vibrant natural resource governance, curbing corruption and having the strong political-will to develop by depending less on foreign intervention.
Segun Moses Toriola, born 18 September 1974 in Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria is a Nigerian professional table tennis player. He is the youngest of nine brothers. Since 1995 he has been ranked as the best Nigerian player. He has been amongst the top table tennis players in Africa since the mid 1990s. Ranked number 1 in Africa from 1998 to June 2008, when Egyptian Eli Saleh Ahmed became the leading African table tennis player. However, since 2009, Toriola has again been the number 1 in Africa. Renowned for his unusual style of forehand play, which makes him an awkward opponent for many. Despite lacking good footwork has an excellent topspin, which has allowed him to pull off many upsets with top world players.
Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject Didactics - English - Applied Geography, grade: 1,0, University of Dortmund, 8 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The following paper aims at giving a condensed insight into the large body of myths and be-liefs revolving around the probably most crucial and controversial topic of the 20th and 21st century with regard to human existence on a world-wide level: the Acquired Immune Defi-ciency Syndrome (AIDS).Since the first discoveries of the virus in human beings in the late 20th century in the US as well as on the African continent, its real origin has not yet been determined and most impor-tantly, a cure could not be developed until today. Research has made enormous progress though and has enabled infected people to extend their life expectancy after the illness' out-break up to twenty years with the help of antiretroviral medication. But still, the disease re-mains a "killer disease," since yet incurable and thus ultimately incontrollable for human be-ings and their otherwise advanced and sophisticated medical science.The uncertainty HIV/AIDS creates with regard to its origin triggers conceivable concern and simultaneously an adamant wish to finally being able to attribute its origin and aggressive spread to a certain source. Hence, in order to give a name to what has been happening to mankind for the last decades, people clasp at straws to make the phenomenon understandable in accordance to their personal world-view. Since the unrelenting spread of the virus is to be reported from all over the world, every society and culture, depending on context, tries to make sense of the issue for itself, which means, finding reasons for HIV/AIDS that seem most probable against the background of the respective nation and its personal history. Particular explanations, when having been maintained and repeatedly used over a longer period of time, may then sometimes develop into outright myths that bear witness of a larger social and cul-tural movement of reasoning within the respective nation. Considering their foundation in a nation's history and its experience with other countries, those myths cannot be regarded as mere expressions of phantasm though but rather as cultural and social constructs that attempt to explain the world people live in. Those myths and their respective functions shall be pursued and analysed in the following essay, setting the primary focus on South Africa with its idiosyncratic set of beliefs on the one hand and the West as its perceived opponent on the other. [...]
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The 1964 Gabon coup d'état was staged between 17 and 18 February 1964 by Gabonese military officers who rose against Gabonese President Léon M'ba. Before the coup, Gabon was seen as one of the most politically stable countries in Africa. The coup resulted from M'ba's dissolution of the Gabonese legislature on 21 January 1964, and during a takeover with few casualties 150 coup plotters arrested M'ba and a number of his government officials. Through Radio Libreville, they asked the people of Gabon to remain calm and assured them that the country's pro-France foreign policy would remain unchanged. A provisional government was formed, and the coup's leaders installed Deputy Jean-Hilaire Aubame, who was M'ba's primary political opponent and had been uninvolved in the coup, as president. Meanwhile, M'ba was sent to Lambaréné, 250 kilometres (155 mi) from Libreville. There was no major uprising or reaction by the Gabonese people when they received word of the coup, which the military interpreted as a sign of approval.