Girls of the Mursi tribe must remove their teeth and stretch their lips before they marry

Mursi is a unique Surma tribe in Southern Sudan and the language they speak is also called Mursi. Why girls of the Mursi tribe must remove their teeth and stretch their lips before they marry When a Mursi girl becomes a teenager, she begins the process of lip stretching. The girl has her bottom teeth removed to make space for…

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ORU-OWERRI: CULTURAL CELEBRATION OF LIFE

ORU-OWERRI: CULTURAL CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Oru-Owerri festival is a festival and cultural carnival celebrated annually by the Igbo people (ndi-igbo) of five traditional Owerri villages in Owerri municipality of Imo state in Nigeria. The festival which is also known as the ‘traditional Christmas’ of the people of Owerri, is in remembrance of the founding of Owere (Owerri) historically, about 1463 AD or thereabout but in…

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People Of This Tribe Feed & Clothe The Dead. This’ll shock you

Tana Toraja tribe, located on the mountainous island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, is one of the rare places that maintains its ancient culture of Feeding and clothing the dead. Despite a majority being Christians, they do not allow Christianity to get entangled with their animist belief called  Aluk To Dolo “Way of the Ancestors”. Built in an old-fashioned traditional way,…

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Expensive burials over in Anambra-Obiano

Expensive burials over in Anambra-Obiano

THE era of expensive burials appears to be over in Anambra State as Governor Willie Obiano has accented to the new burial law, which came into effect in the state on May 14 this year. Highlights of the new law, which provide that all the communities in the state must have burial grounds, showed that all burial/funeral ceremonies of indigenous…

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Odinkalu, Okigbo III mark Biafra day with exhibition, poetry

Odinkalu, Okigbo III mark Biafra day with exhibition, poetry

HUMAN Rights activist and former Executive Chairman of National Human Rights Commission, Prof Chidi Odinkalu is among Igbo leaders designated to speak, online, on Saturday, May 30 as part of 53rd anniversary of declaration the defunct Biafra statehood. Read also: Online Global Film Festival Kicks off Friday Other speakers include Social Scientist and founder of Enugu Center for Memories, Mr…

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Online Global Film Festival Kicks off Friday

Online Global Film Festival Kicks off Friday

The 10-day online global film festival ‘We Are One: A Global Film Festival’ organised by Tribeca Film Festival and YouTube will officially begin Friday (today) on YouTube. The online fine global festival which is a solidarity move by major film festivals across the world such as Cannes Film Festival, Venice International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Berlin International Film…

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Breaking: Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage

Breaking: Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage

Lawmakers in Taiwan have approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, a landmark decision that makes the self-ruled island the first place in Asia to pass gay marriage legislation. The vote came almost two years after the island’s Constitutional Court ruled that the existing law — which said marriage was between a man and a woman — was unconstitutional. The panel of judges…

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Ramadan 2019: The health benefits of fasting

Ramadan 2019: The health benefits of fasting

Ramadan, which begins on May 6 in most countries for this year 2019, is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. It involves abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking and sexual relations from dawn to sunset, in the hopes that it will lead to greater “taqwa”, or consciousness of God. Muslims were commanded to fast during Ramadan more than 1,400 years…

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Ramadan 2019: Atiku tells Muslims what to do for Nigeria

Ramadan 2019: Atiku tells Muslims what to do for Nigeria

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, 2019 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has urged Muslims to use the 2019 Ramadan period to pray for Nigeria. Abubakar enjoined the Muslim Ummah to also use the Ramadan period to re-dedicate and re-connect themselves to the virtues of Prophet Muhammad. The former Vice President gave the call in a statement he personally signed and posted…

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Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn crowned today

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn crowned today

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has been crowned on the first of three days of coronation rites. King Vajiralongkorn inherited the throne in 2016 when his long-reigning father Bhumibol Adulyadej died. Days ago in a surprise announcement the palace said the king had married his long-term partner and royal consort who would now be Queen Suthida. Thailand has a constitutional monarchy,…

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Nelson Mandela Prison drawing sold for $112,575 In New York

A drawing by late South African president, Nelson Mandela of the door of his prison cell on Robben Island - where he was held for 18 years - sold on Thursday in New York for $112,575.

A drawing by late South African president, Nelson Mandela of the door of his prison cell on Robben Island – where he was held for 18 years – sold on Thursday in New York for $112,575. The drawing titled, “The Cell Door, Robben Island”, was completed in 2002 by the Nobel peace laureate, 9 years before his death in 2013.…

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King Maha of Thailand marries bodyguard

King Maha of Thailand marries bodyguard

Thailand has a new queen just in time for the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in elaborate Buddhist and Brahmin ceremonies on Saturday in Bangkok, as the King married his bodyguard. King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his consort, Gen. Suthida Vajiralongkorn named Queen Suthida, attend their wedding ceremony in Bangkok. The 66-year-old king unexpectedly married the deputy commander of his personal…

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Game Of Thrones, GOT: The Night King finally speaks

Game Of Thrones, GOT: The Night King finally speaks

Warning: If you have not seen season 8 or episode 3, stop now, this story contains spoilers. Sunday night’s Game of Thrones, GOT episode 3 of season 8 was all about The Night King, and by now we all know his fate. – He’s dead. Vladimir Furdik, the man behind the mysterious and terrifying character, who was killed by Arya…

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Tanzania legalizes the use of artificial nails and eyelashes

Tanzania legalizes the use of artificial nails and eyelashes

Authorities in Tanzania on Monday said they would no longer impose a ban on the use of artificial nails and eyelashes after the Tanzanian Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) assessment revealed that they said materials caused no human health problems. Hussein Mwinyi, Minister of Defence and National Service, told parliament in the country’s capital Dodoma that the government would not…

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Sri Lanka ban face-covering following tragic Easter day bombings

Sri Lanka ban face-covering following tragic Easter day bombings

Recent reports reaching Elitempire suggests that the government of Sri Lanka has placed a strict ban on face-covering in public all across the tragedy struck country. According to the reports, this new ban was put in place following a spate of suicide attacks and bombings carried out in the country’s capital, Colombo on Easter Sunday which killed at least 250…

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Thousands flock Hyde park London to celebrate 420

Thousands flock Hyde park London to celebrate 420

To celebrate this years’ 420, Marijuana annual celebration day, thousands of people are getting high as a kite in the Hyde Park in London – in full view of officers. The annual tradition began in America because their calendar date is 4/20. And just like Halloween, Brits have taken the little holiday into their hearts… and lungs. Well, the stoners…

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420: What does the annual Marijuana celebration day mean?

Today, cannabis users across the globe will be lighting up to celebrate 420, to mark the annual Marijuana celebration day.

Today, cannabis users across the globe will be lighting up to celebrate 420, to mark the annual Marijuana celebration day. The annual event is observed as a means of celebrating marijuana use, while also campaigning for it to become legalised in parts of the world where it is prohibited. Here’s everything you need to know about 420: What is it? 420 is…

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Why Notre Dame Cathedral is so important to Catholics Worldwide

Why Notre Dame Cathedral is so important to Catholics Worldwide

This week is Holy Week when millions of Western Christians mark the death and resurrection of Jesus. Under normal circumstances, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris would have been preparing to display its holy relics to the faithful on Good Friday. But as fire engulfed the sacred site on Monday, Catholics across the world reacted in horror and disbelief, particularly when…

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Facts you didn’t know about fire-razed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Why Notre Dame Cathedral is so important to Catholics Worldwide

The popular Notre Dame Cathedral in the French Capital, Paris was tragically engulfed by fire on Monday, wrecking the historic architecture and sending waves of sorrow amongst the inhabitants of the French Capital city. The “Notre-Dame de Paris” Cathedral which means “Our Lady of Paris” in English, is a medieval Catholic cathedral considered to be one of the finest examples…

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