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Culture March 2019

Uganda. Bobi Wine. Rapper and Opposer.

His songs criticise the government and corrupt politics. Young people listen to him and have elected him to parliament. A threat to President Museveni who tries to silence him. It is Sunday and he is sitting in his garden wearing his red beret on his head, he is giving an interview to a national channel.…

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Ghana. The great Mosque of Accra.

Financed by Istanbul, it also contains other structures: a congress hall, administration offices and a library. The presence of Turkey in Africa is nothing new: educational and social projects and the construction of mosques are being carried out in about thirty African countries. It rises majestically, beautiful and immense. The Accra mosque is the largest…

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Herbs & Plants. Acacia sieberiana. To relieve back pain.

It is an important plant for medical use. But it is also used to make furniture and ink. Acacia, commonly known as paperbark thorn or paperbark acacia, is a small to medium-sized tree native to tropical Africa, in the north to Ethiopia, and in the south to countries including South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. The…

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Bolivia Textiles. Symbolism of the Andean Wisdom.

The original handcrafted clothes made with sheep, llama, alpaca, vicuña and other animals’ wool are not just garments made of valuable fabrics showing great combinations of meaningful colours, but they also symbolize the prestige of the original Andean dignity and identity. The weaving process begins with the extraction of wool from sheep, alpacas, llamas, vicuñas…

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Advocacy

10 Ways We Pretend War is Not a Crime.

Advocacy, more than economic interests, is about consciousness and knowledge. It is about building a strong democracy, holding those in power accountable. It is about…

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Baobab

Why the Hippo lives in the Water.

Many years ago the hippopotamus, whose name was Isantim, was one of the biggest kings on the land; he was second only to the elephant. The…

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Youth & Mission

Saving the Planet and Ourselves.

Australia, Philippines, California and Central and South Africa have been recently hit by severe drought and endless forest fires.  Thousands are suffering. Plants and animals perish.…

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