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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

A Nun faces big multinational corporations.

Sister Nathalie Kangaji has never been ready to accept injustice. She has been fighting for ten years as coordinator of the Legal Aid Center (CAJJ)…

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Baobab

Why the Bat Flies at Night.

0nce upon a time, the bat and the bush-rat were great friends. All day long they would go hunting in the bush together, dodging between the…

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Youth & Mission

Young People. Always Missionaries.

It doesn’t take much to make young people missionaries. Even those who are most frail, limited and troubled can be missionaries in their own way, for…

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