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Ghana – The dump of God

Agbobloshie is a large dump on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana, often referred to as the ‘digital dumping ground’ where millions of tons of electronic waste (e-waste) from  Europe and North America are processed each year. “One of the biggest environmental crimes the world has ever witnessed”, according to environmental organizations. A small religious community,…

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Ghana – The ancestors’ stool

The Akan live in Ghana and in the Ivory Coast in the area bounded by the Volta and Kamoe rivers. They are the most notable group among the populations of western Africa. The main object of their ancestors’ cult is the sacred stool. It is here, as if it were an altar, that drink, food,…

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Ghana – Moringa, the Miracle tree

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  Moringa is a well-known tree in many parts of Ghana and the rest of West Africa. Besides many other uses, soup or stew is often prepared with its leaves. It has suddenly caught the public eye, especially since producers have described it as the most nutritious plant on earth. This lucrative tree grows in…

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Ghana – Garments that speak of history

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  Cloth has always had a very important social function in the Ashanti kingdom. The colours and type of fabric worn underscore events and indicate the ceremonial occasion, as well as differences in status and gender. The patterns and motifs represent proverbs, anecdotes and the history of the Akan people – a history that has…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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