Culture August 2019

New Zealand. In The Shade Of The Palms.

The Maori of New Zealand have a sacred vision of nature. Traditional patterns used in their wood carving, tattoos and amulets are often inspired by the natural environment. The Maori were the first settlers of New Zealand. They arrived there on their wakas, wooden boats suitable for sea sailing. The term Maori is used to describe the…

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Bolivia. The Yatiri, the one who reads the sacred coca leaves.

The wise man of the Andean communities, who has the task to pass down the wisdom and knowledge to future generations. The yatiri can be called in different ways, such as jampiri (healer), yachaj (the one who knows), aysiri, shaman, and other names depending on the region and the community. Yatiris are the continuators of…

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Uganda/Buganda. The Twins a special children.

In Buganda, an ethnic group lives in the Central Region of Uganda; twins are imagined to be special of children; many ‘baganda’ believe that twins are semi gods while others say that they are spirits in the form of human beings; that is the reason many twins and their parents receive special treatment and respect…

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Malawi. Rock Art and Biodiversity.

Lake Malawi, a unique habitat. One of the deepest water deposits in the world.  Distinctive rock art representing the cultural traditions and the history of the people who inhabit the Malawi plateau. Twenty per cent of Malawi is covered by water and it has the fifth largest lake in the world, Lake Malawi, the third…

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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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