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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Ekebergia Capensis. Highly valued plant.

This plant plays important role in various communities for the treatment of numerous diseases and disorders including heartburn, coughs and respiratory complaints. Ekebergia capensis (Meliaceae Family) is widespread in the sub-Saharan countries in Africa, including Senegal, Ethiopia, Angola, Botswana, Mozambique and S. Africa. This plant plays an important role in the various communities in which they…

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Mozambique. Benfica, Urban Mission.

The parish of St. Francis Xavier in the outskirts of Maputo: a centre of Christian and social commitment. Two Comboni Missionaries lead the parochial community. The parish of St. Francis Xavier is located in the chaotic neighbourhood of Benfica, near Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. At five o’clock in the morning, the streets are already…

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DR Congo. Oil Exploration In The National Parks.

The Congolese government is considering to declassify areas in two national parks to allow oil exploration in them. The Kinshasa government is determined to open the national parks to oil exploration. An inter-ministerial committee should examine soon a proposal from the Hydrocarbons Minister, Aimé Ngoy Mukena, to authorize these activities in two World Heritage national…

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Spirituality as Ahimsa.

Undoubtedly, nonviolence remains at the heart of Asian spiritual tradition. It is not that Asians are less violent than others, but a longing for peace has clung to their hearts even in the most violent of times. Ahimsa, nonviolence, remains an inspiring theme in Asia among the co-nationals of Buddha and the disciples of Lao…

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African Cuisine. Variety and Flavours.

African cuisine offers a wide range of dishes of great flavour and variety. Food is an occasion for gathering together, for celebrating and sharing. A short culinary journey across the continent. The famous couscous, a dough made with hard grain or millet, semolina and rice, flavoured with butter and served with sheep, chicken or fish…

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Advocacy

The European Union and the COVID-19 crisis in the poorest…

Since April 2020, the European Commission has defined the EU strategy to support the fight against COVID-19 globally through an action plan called Team Europe,…

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Baobab

Why Goats Live with Man.

The goat and his mother lived alone in their village. He said to her, "I have here a magic-medicine to make one strong in wrestling. There is…

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Youth & Mission

Restore Our Earth so We Can Live.

The youth see the environmental destruction in all aspects of our lives - the air we breathe, the forest destruction, the polluted oceans, the climate change…

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