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Culture July 2018

Mexico. Mazahua Weavings.

The history of these indigenous people of Mexico, who have survived modernity and changes, is hidden among the threads of their weaving. The Mazahua textile craftsmanship is the bearer of an identity that finds its origin in the pre-Hispanic past. Little is known about the history and traditions of the Mazahua people. According to some…

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Central America. The Garinagu, The art of drum-making.

Garifuna music relies heavily on their drums. We look at how they are made. The importance of the drums in religious ceremonies. Stop in at any Garifuna festival, any sporting event, festival, church ceremony, nine-night (Beluria) or just a regular social gathering and you will be sure to hear the vibrating sound of the Garifuna…

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Ekebergia Capensis. Highly valued plant.

This plant plays important role in various communities for the treatment of numerous diseases and disorders including heartburn, coughs and respiratory complaints. Ekebergia capensis (Meliaceae Family) is widespread in the sub-Saharan countries in Africa, including Senegal, Ethiopia, Angola, Botswana, Mozambique and S. Africa. This plant plays an important role in the various communities in which they…

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African Cuisine. Variety and Flavours.

African cuisine offers a wide range of dishes of great flavour and variety. Food is an occasion for gathering together, for celebrating and sharing. A short culinary journey across the continent. The famous couscous, a dough made with hard grain or millet, semolina and rice, flavoured with butter and served with sheep, chicken or fish…

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Advocacy

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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Baobab

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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