Tag Archives: Travel
Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:08 p.m. EDT, 22 October 2011 I narrowly survived an infection of cerebral malaria when I was 10 years old. We lived just outside of Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, and because my father did not believe in Western medicine, he forbade my mother from seeking treatment for […]
Friday, 30 September 2011, the Southern African nation Botswana will celebrate its National Independence Day. This date marks the country’s 45th anniversary of the country’s independence from Great Britain. Since gaining its independence in 1966, Botswana has been a stable democracy governed by an elected President. This prosperous African nation is currently governed by President Seretse […]
Henna is traditionally used to mark important life events such as marriage. When most people think of henna they recall the designs such as those in the photo to the left. This type of design is a “Bridal Mehndi.” In Africa, there is another more painful tradition of scarification; however, in regions throughout the world where Henna plants are grown and cultivated, women have used this plant for centuries to adorn themselves with exotic and beautiful designs, each as unique as the woman who wears them.
Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 23:38 PM EDT, 12 July 2011 VOLGA RIVER, Russia – 83 people are presumed drowned in Russia’s Volga river after a ferry-boat accident this past Sunday. To date the divers have retrieved the bodies of 16 children, 51 women and 16 men but many bodies remain trapped in the wreckage […]