Top on the agenda of the teachers’ conference … in Karas Region is alleged satanism at schools and pupils possessed by demons. The unending reports of learners being possessed by demons and practices of witchcraft at schools have prompted Karas educationalists to include the item on the agenda of the regional teachers’ conference. … (Read more)
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Czech Republic: Easter whips up some Czech traditions
Willow rods, rattles other strange traditions mark the ‘great night’ of Velikonoce
For many women in the Czech Republic, the Easter season, known as Velikonoce, is not their favorite time. Easter Monday is the national holiday, and traditionally it is a time when women get whipped with a braided rod of willow called a pomlázka. The name comes from pomladit, meaning “to make younger” and how it got tied up with Easter isn’t very clear. … (Read more)
New Zealand: The 50 coolest Kiwis ever (+photos)
From pop stars and artists to inventors and war heroes, these are the past and present New Zealanders who stood out from the crowd.
America has Elvis and Marilyn. Britain has Kate and baby George. Australia has… mainly people they stole from us. So who are the coolest New Zealanders of this and any other era? … (Read more)
New Zealand Herald
Chelsea Clinton’s announcement Thursday afternoon that she and Jewish hubby Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child has set off a fairly predictable wave of reactions Jewish-wise, not unlike the interest their 2010 wedding generated. … (Read more)
Despite the progress Rwanda has made in the 20 years since the genocide, communities across the country remain divided and individuals are still piecing together their fractured lives. The peace-building NGO,International Alert, reports on how its projects bring together those affected by the genocide – combatants and prisoners, survivors and young people – through dialogue, trauma healing and microfinance. The story is told through the photos of Carol Allen-Storey. … (Read more)
Suffering from a rare illness, a five-year-old German girl underwent a seven-organ transplant at a Parisian hospital in 2010. One of the surgeons, Professor Christophe Chardot, spoke to FRANCE 24 about the exceptional medical feat.
Today, Erika is a nine-year-old like any other. But it wasn’t always the case. … (Read more)
Papua New Guinea: Liquor ban on Easter
A liquor ban has been imposed in Port Moresby and other centres as the Government and police urge the people to have a crime-free and peaceful Easter weekend. … The liquor ban in the capital city will be effective … to Tuesday. … (Read more)