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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Malindi – Dialogue and commitment

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  “This diocese is in continuous development. The Christian presence started with faithful who came from upcountry, from the central highlands of Kenya. They came here and brought with them a strong Catholic tradition, but also their own ethnic traditions; they did a lot to support the growth of the Church. Today, half of the…

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Music review – La Guinéenne

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  Mory Kanté is a legend. Born in Guinea, he started as a balafon player and rose to regional stardom in the 1970s. He became quite a sensation in Europe and climbed the world pop charts with songs like Yeke Yeke in the ‘80s; kept a low profile in the ’90s, to return home to…

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Music Review – The Tel Aviv Session

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  Israeli Idan Raichel and Malian guitar virtuoso Vieux Farka Touré first met at an airport in Germany in 2008 while both were on tour. From this chance encounter an artistic kinship was born, culminating in an unscripted recording session that took place one afternoon in November 2010 in a small Tel Aviv studio. Joined by Israeli…

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Climate change – Adapt or die

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  Agriculture is affected by climate change. A joint study by the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIR) and the Dutch-based Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) created by the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP), presented last September gave further evidence of it. Higher temperatures, rainfall changes and…

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Art – Islamic vibes

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  Art – Islamic vibes  The Louvre, a museum which has been a beacon for art lovers for centuries (it opened in 1793 and today has more than 35.000 objects on display) has had a Muslim Art section since 1893. The collection grew in time and occupied different areas of the large museum and changed…

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Advocacy

Rely on one own strength first.

We are in Pikine, a Dakar suburb, Senegal. Father Armel Duteil, is the one telling the story. He is an 80-year-old Spiritan missionary. French by…

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Baobab

The Water-Buffalo and the Tiger.

Once there lived a hard-working farmer in a small village who had a water-buffalo. Every day, with his plough on his shoulder, he led his water-buffalo…

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Youth & Mission

Nine Challenges Facing Young People in Syria.

For over nine years, violence and displacement have devastated opportunities for youth across the country. Here are nine of the most pressing challenges facing young people…

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