TwitterFacebookGoogle+

Dossier December 2013

Lion & Baboon…

  • Written by:

No one can remain indifferent at the cunning of the hare, the mischievous intelligence of the tortoise, the shrewdness or the stupidity of the monkey, the opportunism of the chameleon. To behave like them or not, is not an external obligation: it is wisdom. In the stories and proverbs that go with them, animals play…

Read more

Love & Friendship

  • Written by:

Where love is, night will never fall (Rundi-Burundi). Love is like a serious illness (Mongo-DR.Congo): very difficult to recover. Love consequences are far from the eyes but near the heart (Popo-Togo). Love is at the base of many things: Love generates praises, hate, and gossip (Mongo-DR Congo). At times, it ought not to be encouraged:…

Read more

Youth & Elders

  • Written by:

One grows up only once (Kalenjin-Kenya). You never know what a young man will be as an old man (Zande-Sudan). Young people tend to be impatient. If the piglet asks its mother why her snout is so long, she will  answer: “When you grow up, you will see that your snout will also be long”…

Read more

African Proverbs – The Precious oil of words

  • Written by:

Words in Africa have weight, there is strength in them: “They create and give you life”. Some words are as solid as the yam (roots) and as sweet as kola (nuts), especially those spoken by the ancestors, who have handed them down to their descendants for them …. to eat. And to make them tastier,…

Read more

Advocacy

Widen the horizon of Empowered Women.

Concluding the Special Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, Pope Francis in his homily said with a witty remark that the final document speaking of…

Read more

Baobab

Hare and the Hyena.

0ne day, a long time ago when there was a famine in a certain part of Africa, Hare met Hyena. “How thin you are looking,” said…

Read more

Youth & Mission

Young Indios: “The world must listen to us”.

During the Synod for Amazonia, we heard stories of young Indios who struggle against environmental exploitation, in recognition of their own identity, and they want to…

Read more