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Culture October 2015

Egypt. The hidden charm of graves

The City of the Dead, or simply Al-Qarafa (the cemetery), as the inhabitants of Cairo call this extreme place on the border between the countryside and the city, between the living and the dead, is the largest cemetery in Egypt and home to  hundreds of thousands of ‘souls in the flesh’. This Islamic cemetery in…

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Nicaragua. The Nica Halloween

The Agüizotes Feast is celebrated on the last Friday of October. Ghosts, which have struck the imagination of children, young people and adults for centuries, come out and walk about the dark alleys of the city of Masaya in the darkness of the night. Los Agüizotes is the festival in Nicaragua where death comes disguised…

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Music. DR Congo. Rhythm from the mines

Times have changed and even the performers’ faces have, but more than fifty years later, the ‘Jecoke’ are still there, in Lubumbashi. This Congolese city is mostly known for being the capital of the resource-rich province of Katanga (which, according to a recently approved law, is due to be split in four in the near…

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Peru/Bolivia. Life around Lake Titicaca

Few borders in the world show as much cultural similarity on both sides as the one between Peru and Bolivia. In the Andean highlands, Lake Titicaca joins these two countries whose cultures have evolved together for most of history. There is no change of culture or scenery when you cross to the other side. Lake…

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Advocacy

Advocating For Intelligent And Sustainable Earnings.

There is no consistent and successful advocacy but the one founded in strong credibility. Credibility is the quality or power of inspiring belief; it can…

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Baobab

The Ambitious Ants.

Ants are the busiest creatures in the world. Every ant has a full time job, with no holidays and no half-days off Ants like to work,…

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Youth & Mission

Pope Francis: “Our young people are our foremost mission”.

In his fourth apostolic journey to the African continent, visiting Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius Pope Francis said to young people: “keep dreaming and moving forward”. In…

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