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Culture December 2015

Music. Nneka, a project for the world

Thirty-five minutes long, and full of sound, My Fairy Tales, Nneka’s fifth album, is the best demonstration that true quality music can easily make its way to success even if it breaks some of the industry’s rules. “It’s been a few years since I released my last album [Soul Is Heavy, 2012] – the Nigerian-born…

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The papaya, a gift of God …

Sweet as honey, just slightly acidic with a pulp that varies in tones ranging from intense yellow to orange, terracotta, salmon pink and fiery red.  With a skin smooth and delicate to the touch. And powerful medicine properties. According to people from the Americas, for the pleasure and health of humankind, God created a fruit…

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Book Review – Islamic State, Rewriting History

Apart from being pointed at as the most credible menace for stability in the Middle East and the West, the self-proclaimed Islamic State (Is) is also a case study for experts in history and political science. How one among the many militias active in post-Saddam Hussein Iraq could turn into a regional actor capable of…

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Guatemala. Childbirth in Maya society

The birth of a child is particularly meaningful among the Maya people since it represents a link with the divine will. The nawal, the spirit protector, is attached to  a person at the moment of his birth and thus connects the profane with the sacred world. When a woman  realises she is pregnant, she visits…

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Advocacy

Feeding people during the Covid-19 emergency.

With the declaration of the health emergency in Ecuador, all activities and services taking care of poor people were suspended. The experience of Caritas’ dining…

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Baobab

The Herons and the Tortoise.

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful lake, near a big mountain. There lived many animals in the water and on the banks of the…

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Youth & Mission

Young People lead the protest against racism, discrimination and social…

More and more young people are joining protests around the world and are playing an increasingly important role to protest against racism, discrimination and social inequality. Is…

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