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Funeral and Burial Practices in Liberia

Even during the Ebola outbreak, Liberians insisted on proper burials for their loved ones

Honoring loved ones who have died is very important for the Liberian people. Though there are many regions in Liberia that have differing customs, there are certain beliefs and practices that are employed by many Liberians across the West African … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Trickster God Faces Death

How African folklore dealt with slavery and hardship

By far the most iconic character in traditional African folktales is Anansi, the trickster spider god. His wit and charm got him out of thousands of seemingly impossible situations, which earned him a place in nearly every story told by … Continue reading

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Memorial Song: “Africa Stop Ebola” — A Song of Hope and Caring

“Africa Stop Ebola” brings together African music superstars and resonates with encouragement and information about the deadly infectious disease

The word Ebola evokes fear, suspicion and mistrust. Ebola is highly contagious, painful and often ends in death. It begins with symptoms most of us have experienced before: fever, sore throat, muscle pain, headaches, vomiting, diarrhea. But with Ebola, it does not … Continue reading

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