Culture August 2013

Panama – The richness of Ngabe culture

Twelve percent of Panama’s population is made up of seven original peoples – among them the Ngabe. They live in the highlands of western Panama and are one of the country’s largest indigenous groups. These are some notes on their culture. In the last three years, Panama’s Ngabe people leapt onto the international stage because…

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Music – Hassan Hakmoun

Hakmoun is one of the most notable figures in contemporary Moroccan music. Today he is working to create a new style of the Gnawa dance. Hakmoun’s remarkable journey began in Marrakesh, Morocco, in 1963. Like many Moroccans, he comes from a family of mixed Berber and Arab ancestry. He also bears the heritage of the…

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Ghana – Moringa, the Miracle tree

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  Moringa is a well-known tree in many parts of Ghana and the rest of West Africa. Besides many other uses, soup or stew is often prepared with its leaves. It has suddenly caught the public eye, especially since producers have described it as the most nutritious plant on earth. This lucrative tree grows in…

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Cuba – Havana in Guanabacoa

  Guanabacoa is one of the most interesting and picturesque quarters on the outskirts of Havana city. With customs and traditions of its own, it maintains its characteristics and distinguishes itself from the other areas because of its rich history, its continued religiosity, and other manifestations of African heritage, and for some colonial architectural monuments.…

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The Covid-19 Pandemic Advocacy.

Advocacy is Re-active while "forcing" us because problems or issues are already there. Then we use advocacy to respond, seeking to address or reducing their…

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The Fox, the Monkey, the Hare and the Horse.

The fox is the wicked animal in the forest, and everyone hates him. He is for ever cheating people and playing tricks on everyone. There is…

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Youth & Mission

The African Youth Survey 2020. Vibrant Afro-optimism rises.

A comprehensive survey of Africa’s youth – the African Youth Survey 2020 –has just revealed a rising Afro-Optimism among the continent’s youth driven by a strong…

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