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Culture September 2012

ZIFF – Images for a global cinema

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  What remains of the 15th edition of the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF)? Certainly an experience of cinema and culture one cannot forget. As every year, directors, artists but also development projects operators shared ideas and visions for an increasingly democratic continent, peaceful and at the service of the last and of which the…

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History – Slave of trade

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  One of the most remarkable figures in Eastern Africa in the XIX century was Hamed bin Mohammed bin Juma bin Rajab el Murjebi (ca. 1840-1905). Al Murjebi was a Zanzibari land owner and trader who extended his influence into mainland Africa as far as the Congo region. He was born into a merchant dynasty at…

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Architecture – Tata somba

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  Along the Atakora Mountains, northern Togo and Benin, nature is pristine. Yet, hidden in the valleys there is one of the best example of local architecture one can find in Africa. In 2004, Unesco declared this area a World Heritage Site. The Betammari-be, known also as Somba, live here. They follow their traditional religion…

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Kenya – University in the slums

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  On Sunday 19th August, a colourful celebration in Kariobangi ? a slum area in the Eastlands of Nairobi – inaugurated a new university diploma in civic and development education. The programme is offered by the Institute of Social Ministry (Tangaza College ? The Catholic University of Eastern Africa) with a view of bridging the…

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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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