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Dossier August 2017

The Journey Of Initiation.

Initiation into voodoo is an important time that unequivocally marks the life of a person. It has the purpose of gradually calling the profane person from non-existence to existence as a sacred person, to make them become a voduni, the spouse of the voodoo (regardless of whether man or woman). This process is carried out…

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Togo. Voodoo, A School Of Life In Transformation

The Outachi, an ethnic group of the south coast of Togo, practice voodoo, a traditional religion that has, for generations, inspired the thinking and actions of this people. We here present some elements and significant times of Voodoo. Voodoo means ‘the sign of the depths’. The term yevhé, meaning: ‘the astute power of the cave’,…

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The Sacred Dances.

The return to the home and resuming contact with family members takes place under the guise of amazement. The novices are convinced that their real relatives are still in the compound of the voodoo and it is only with difficulty that, day by day, they rediscover their natural ties with their original family. In other…

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Banquet Of Communion.

The rite of erecting the Heviesso, for example, takes place at midnight on the day of rest and starts with the arrangement of a jar of symbols of the voodoo: objects of gold, symbolising the preciousness of the voodoo, three heads of three different poisonous snakes which, when ordered by the voodoo, will attack those…

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Advocacy

The Covid-19 Pandemic Advocacy.

Advocacy is Re-active while "forcing" us because problems or issues are already there. Then we use advocacy to respond, seeking to address or reducing their…

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Baobab

The Fox, the Monkey, the Hare and the Horse.

The fox is the wicked animal in the forest, and everyone hates him. He is for ever cheating people and playing tricks on everyone. There is…

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Youth & Mission

The African Youth Survey 2020. Vibrant Afro-optimism rises.

A comprehensive survey of Africa’s youth – the African Youth Survey 2020 –has just revealed a rising Afro-Optimism among the continent’s youth driven by a strong…

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