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Gerewol – The love festival

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    In the vast savannah in central Niger, from October to June there is no rain. Ponds become dry and the water table falls. During the day, the harmattan – the dry wind from the desert – blows incessantly, bringing dust and cold weather. Then the rainy season and summer follow. It is time…

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Wodaabe – Freedom I seek

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    They are reserved, but jovial and with refined manners. The Wodaabe know how to be courageous and behave like warriors; an important characteristic to have in a region where continuous tensions and ethnic fights endanger life. The transhumance takes them close to the bellicose Tuareg in the north, and sedentary farmers in the…

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Wodaabe – Never still

Wodaabe’s culture is a culture of transhumance. One of the myths of origin tries to explain why the Wodaabe are always on the move. The nomadic Fulani, it says, are the descendants of one unlucky boy. His parents had a quarrel and the mother, in a fit of anger, abandoned the boy in the bush.…

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Wodaabe – People of the plains

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  The Wodaabe are an ethnic group belonging to the large Peul family. Their origin is still a mystery, giving birth to many theories, at times bordering with fantasy. Some say they come from Mesopotamia or that they are the descendants of a group of Jews and Egyptians sent away at the time of the…

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Advocacy

The 4 Freedoms.

One of the most important aims of advocacy is building strong democracy and democratic organizations to hold those in power accountable, expanding citizen’s understanding of…

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Baobab

The Water in Olive Lake.

Long, long ago, a mother and her son lived by Olive Lake below Olive Mountain. The mother was very, very old and could not work anymore.…

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Youth & Mission

Youth on the frontline against Covid - 19.

In the time of Coronavirus, young people have organised to prevent COVID-19 from spreading and supporting their communities. In Cameroon, Achalake Christian, the coordinator of Local…

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