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Culture December 2017

Black Beauty. An African Perspective.

Africans have a big and rich diversity of cultures, beliefs, languages and ways of life. From this background the conception of beauty is not uniform throughout the continent. Two big parameters can be used as a bridge and offer a unified perspective: the different relevance given to external and internal beauty In some African cultures,…

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Harpagophytum procumbens. An Anti-inflammatory Desert Plant.

It belongs to the Pedaliaceae plant family and is commonly referred to as devil’s claw, grapple plant, or wood spider. It is a rare, highly valuable plant which is only found widely spread in the Kalahari desert of Southern Africa especially in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique. Harpagophytum procumbens is a ground…

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Bolivia.Textiles That Tell Stories.

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The people of Jalq’a and Tarabuco narrate their legends through their clothes that speak of their origins, their cosmovision and their Andean identity. There is no other country in South America that offers such a variety of climate, geography and culture, like Bolivia. The country, which is located in central South America, is surrounded by…

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Kenya. The Borana People: The Naming Ceremony.

Gubissa, the naming ceremony for the eldest son, is an important moment of the social life of the Borana people, an ethnic group living in northern Kenya. The celebration is held between six months and two years after the baby’s birth. Eight days before the ceremony, a large hut, the galma, is built and the…

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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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