Comboni Missionaries' Team

Oral Literature. The pig, the hyena and the hare

Once upon a time, the pig and the hyena were very close friends. They were inseparable. They shared everything. They shared every secret. They did everything and anything together. Their close friendship became the envy of many other animals in the animal village. Some animals tried hard to break that friendship but failed. They tried …

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Nike, ambassador of contemporary Nigerian art

Recycled material reigns supreme in Nike’s modern art galleries in Lagos and Abuja. It brings together, on crowded walls, sculptures, textiles, jewellery, amulets and paintings that lay claim to another Nigeria. It’s not easy to keep up with Nike Okundaye, founder of the Nike Art Gallery art centres in Lagos, Abuja, Òsogbo and Ogídi-Ìjúmi. Known …

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Haiti. A Better Future Through Education

Sister Paësie Phillipe had been a missionary in Haiti for twenty-five years when she founded the Kizito Family in 2017, a community that cares for, protects and educates vulnerable children living on the streets of the violent and dangerous slums of the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince. Sister Paësie Phillipe who is originally from Nancy, France felt …

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Herbs & Plants. Tamarindus indica: A Medicinal Plant

The tamarind grows wild in semi-arid regions of Africa. It is used for various medicinal, culinary, food and ornamental purposes. This plant is indigenous to tropical Africa but has become naturalized in North and South America, and is also cultivated in subtropical China, India, Pakistan, Indochina, Philippines, Java and Spain. The plant is mainly propagated …

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