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Culture July 2013

Book Review – The wrong scramble

Equatorial Guinea is one of the world’s poorest countries. The two main islands offer little, while the Rio Muni, the portion of country on mainland Africa, has some natural resources. People live in poverty. In 1996, oil was discovered offshore and, from 2004, it has contributed to the rise of national GDP. On paper, Equatorial…

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Uruguay – Mate, the herb of friendship

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Visitors aren’t truly welcomed to Uruguay until they try their first round of mate. It is the supreme proof of friendship rooted in the history of the Southern Horn of Latin America. Not all enjoy the initiation. Once they overcome their reluctance – sharing the same pot with others and digesting a hot, bitter infusion…

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Peru – Earth interwoven in the soul

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The rich textile tradition in Peru has created a time-honoured dialogue between the land and its inhabitants that has played out like the strains of an unusual symphony. Every small town has its own unique cloak. Every community has its homespun cloth, and every culture its breathtaking legacy. Each piece of fabric is imbued with…

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Equatorial Guinea – The village clown

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The Ndowe people of Equatorial Guinea live along the banks of the Rio Muni. Of all their traditional feasts, the Mekuyo celebration stands out for its rich popular flavour. Any social event is reason to celebrate. The Mekuyo – the clown, as the Ndowe call him – is completely covered with small bamboo canes tied…

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Advocacy

Emigration and the Young African.

Advocacy is about politics and change, values and beliefs, consciousness and knowledge. It is about building democratic organizations and expanding citizens’ skills to understand how…

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Baobab

Hare and the Corn Bins.

In the old days, all the animals used to make farms like men do today. They hoed the ground, planted the seed, harvested the grain and…

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Youth & Mission

Five Ways To Reduce Our Reliance On Plastic.

Plastic is so prevalent in our lives that we don’t even notice it anymore. It is convenient. It is cheap. It is ubiquitous. The unfortunate truth…

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