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Culture November 2017

Kenya/Borana. Restore Peace.

Among the Borana, an ethnic group that lives in northern Kenya, there are three funeral celebrations: the day of the burial, two weeks after the death and one year later. The role of the eldest son. The meaning of the sacrifices. The Borana believe that, at death, the body, nafa, separates itself from life, lubu.…

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Mexico. The Dance of the Devils.

The Dance of the Devils is performed on the occasion of Mexico’s most traditional festivities known as the ‘Day of the Dead’. The ‘Day of the Dead’ festivities are celebrated on the last days of October and the first days of November in Mexico. During these celebrations young men dress up as cowboys or as…

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Uganda. Life Is Celebrated During The Last Funeral Rite.

Last funeral rites in many Ugandan tribes and cultures is marked as a way of celebrating the life of the deceased and to some it also marks the end of the mourning period after a family has lost a loved one. We look at the last funeral rite in the Acholi ethnic group, who live…

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Acacia senegal. An Anti-inflammatory Medicinal Plant.

It is a multi-purpose tree that has been used for more than 4,000 years as food, human and veterinary medicine, and in art and crafts. The plant is highly valued for its potent effect in relieving pain and irritation. Acacia senegal is a small, thorny, deciduous tree commonly referred to as arabic gum. The plant is native…

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Advocacy

Silencing the Guns in Africa.

On 27 February 2019, the Security Council welcomed the African Union’s “determination to rid Africa of conflicts and create conditions favorable for the growth, development…

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Baobab

How the Dogs Came.

A long time ago there were no domestic animals, all were wild, and all were the enemy of man. They feared him, and he feared them,…

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Youth & Mission

Pan-African Youth Leadership Development.

The Leadership Development and Mentorship program has an ambitious agenda for training tomorrow’s leaders across Africa. Africa is by far the world’s youngest continent, with a median…

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