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Culture June 2018

Missionary botanist. Camellia Tea.

Pharmacist, botanist and missionary, the Moravian Jesuit Brother Josef Kamel (1661-1706) left the Hapsburg Empire to go to the Philippines where he continued his work and research. He was so successful that Carlo Linneo, the famous Swedish doctor and naturalist, named the genus Camellia after him. Tea is one of the simplest and most natural…

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Erythrina abysynica. The Anti-Helminthic Plant.

It is one of the well-known popular plants which is often used in traditional medicine. This veritable multipurpose tree is also often grown to protect the soil. This medium-sized deciduous tree is widely distributed in warm regions of southern Africa and the savannah of eastern Africa. In fact, the plant is native to a number…

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Music. Afro Trap.

A young Frenchman of African descent has invented a new type of rap to set the new Afro generations dancing and more. It is taken from West African languages and does not try to imitate the American style. Up to three years ago, Mohamed Sylla, also known as MHD, was delivering pizza in north-east Paris.…

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Uganda. Lugbara. The Name-Giving Ceremony.

When a child is born among the Lugbara people in the north-western part of Uganda a special ceremony called Cikiri is performed. The name-giving always has a special meaning for the family and for the clan.  Among many Ugandan tribes, marriage is always considered successful when the couples have borne children; a marriage without children…

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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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