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Culture April 2023

Music. Tems, the Rebel.

Before long, Temilade Openiyi known professionally as Tems quickly made her way into the R&B scene. Until international recognition last February. A journey that began with the song Mr Rebel. Last February, the young Nigerian singer Tems won a Grammy (the Oscars of music) for the ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance’ category, awarded to her for…

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Peru. The Asheninka Calendar.

Although the Asheninka, an indigenous ethnic group, who live in the central forest of the Ucayali department in the Atalaya province of eastern Peru, follow the Western calendar, they give an Amazonian meaning to each month. The year begins in January, when the waters of the rivers overflow due to the heavy rains, the tangerine…

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Herbs & Plants. Combretum molle. A Source of Medicinal Mumuye Gum.

It is commonly referred to as velvet bush willow and is a medium-sized evergreen deciduous tree with a larger, straight trunk, rough bark, and dense crown. Combretum molle has been used in traditional medicine since time immemorial for the treatment of a wide range of diseases. It’s an extremely variable shrub or small tree, usually…

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Ghana. Akwasidae, an Ashanti Festival of Rich Cultural Heritage.

It is the most important event celebrated by the Chiefs and people of Ashanti in the central part of Ghana. We attend the celebration. It is a magnificent celebration centred on ancestral reverence, remembrance and acknowledgment of past kings and noble feats.  It marks the sheer magnificence of the golden heritage of the Ashanti people.…

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Advocacy

Adriano Karipuna. The Amazon. Protecting our territory.

He has inherited the legacy of his father, one of the few survivors of the genocide half a century ago, and represents a "people" that…

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Baobab

The cat... with a bag.

One day, a penniless farmer from an oasis went to a rich merchant in the neighbouring village to ask for a loan. The old harvest was…

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Youth & Mission

Peace in the Holy Land.

God of Comfort, send your Spirit to encompass all those whose lives are torn apart by violence and death in Israel and Palestine. You are the Advocate of the…

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