A worldwide stir was caused when a funeral without a casket went viral on Facebook. The deceased man was seated on a chair, dressed impeccably in white pants, a pink blazer, glasses, white formal shoes, and a casual tie – an unusual and unforgettable sight. Some funerals are now being conducted according to the deceased’s pre-made instructions, a sign of respect and honoring the departed, particularly in African cultures.
However, this practice has sparked debates about its alignment with African values, customs, and beliefs. While it may confuse families regarding whether to prioritize the deceased’s request or adhere strictly to African customs, consulting elders becomes crucial to maintain the essence of their traditions. While opinions differ on such practices, preserving African customs remains paramount.
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Unicaf: Bridging the Gap in Tertiary Education
Unicaf, an innovative organization headquartered in Europe, has established partnerships with prestigious higher education institutions to increase accessibility to tertiary education for young people.
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