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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

Money as a mission.

St. Basil the Great, in the 4th century would call money ‘the devil’s dung,’  an epithet reused by Pope Francis last year. Oscar Wilde said…

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Baobab

The Hare, the Hippo and the Fire.

The hare and the hippo were great friends. They walked together in the veld and visited each other in their homes. The hippo was very proud…

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Youth & Mission

The Virus of Racism.

The world is seeing once again the upsurge of a vicious “virus” that has spread to every corner of the world. This time, the “virus” is…

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