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A Gigantic Art Exhibition in Africa

Deep in the heart of Africa lies the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, a forest along the banks of the Osun river in Yoruba land of Nigeria. It is a gigantic art exhibition sustained by spiritual culture, the last of hundreds of sacred forests which used to adjoin the edges of most Yoruba cities before recent urbanization. The whole grove is a temple for the ancestral-based Olorisha religion and consists of thousands of small shrines, sculptures and ornaments of gods, goddesses in theirs joyful union. This Sacred Grove is regarded as the abode of the goddess Osun, the personification of the waters of life and the spiritual mother of the Osogbo township. It is said that the goddess would give prosperity and protection to her people if they built a shrine to her and respected the spirits of the forest.

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Nigeria: The War of Words

Professor Patrick Muoboghare, a former leader of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU),  Delta State University  Abraka  chapter turned  Commissioner for Basic Education in Delta State, is never  scared of controversies. In this interview, he bares his mind on the war of words  in the  aftermath of Chinua Achebe’s newest book; state police; indigenous crude oil refineries destruction; kidnapping;  armed robbery; and  sports.

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Keeping African Roots Alive in Brazil

A Nigerian diviner dances and sings next to a Brazilian priest of the Candomblé religion, brought to this South American country by African slaves, that is now being rescued from oblivion in school texts on national history and culture.

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