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breakingnews:

All Ebola deaths in Sierra Leone traced to a healer
AFP: Doctors in Sierra Leone have tracked all 365 of the country’s Ebola deaths back to a single healer, who claimed to have special powers to heal the disease. As the sick traveled across borders to visit her, she died and the disease spread
Photo: (AFP/AFP/File) - Local residents are seen at a market in Kenema, Sierra Leone, on August 16, 2014

breakingnews:

All Ebola deaths in Sierra Leone traced to a healer

AFP: Doctors in Sierra Leone have tracked all 365 of the country’s Ebola deaths back to a single healer, who claimed to have special powers to heal the disease. As the sick traveled across borders to visit her, she died and the disease spread

Photo: (AFP/AFP/File) - Local residents are seen at a market in Kenema, Sierra Leone, on August 16, 2014

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The Himba breed cattle and goats. The responsibility for milking the cows lies with the women. Women take care of the children, and one woman will take care of another woman’s children. Women tend to perform more labor-intensive work than men do, such as carrying water to the village and building homes. Members of an extended family typically dwell in a homestead, “a small, circular hamlet of huts and work shelters” that surrounds “an okuruwo (ancestral fire) and a central livestock enclosure.” Both the fire and the livestock are closely tied to their belief in ancestor worship, the fire representing ancestral protection and the livestock allowing “proper relations between human and ancestor. The breasts are nonsexual, but the buttocks are always carefully covered. - Matt Porteous

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