Sangoma's vision leads KZN premier to ask Zuma for 'mass grave' probe

SangomaKwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu relied only on a sangoma's "vision" for his shock announcement about the existence of a "mass grave" on the South Coast. Now the premier, armed with Bongekile "Mshanyelo" Nkomo's tale of "restless spirits", has asked President Jacob Zuma to authorise an investigation into the "mass grave", where hundreds of prison labourers are believed to have been buried.

Do Indians Have Sex? In Search of Native Love Medicine

Do Indians Have Sex? In Search of Native Love MedicineWhy do we never see these expressions of sex, love and romance? Yes there is Indian Love Medicine, we all know it when we find it but to search for it, well you better have excellent bush skills—as in tracking skills. You can find Indian Love Medicine in many forms. Just be careful, because there’s all kinds of snags out there: the tipi creepers, the rez honey badgers, the pow wow romeos, the buffalo humpers, the beaver skinners and the big bear women.

Fire in the sky: The southern lights in Indigenous oral traditions

Fire in the sky: The southern lights in Indigenous oral traditionsParts of Australia have been privileged to see dazzling lights in the night sky as the Aurora Australis – known as the southern lights – puts on a show this year. A recent surge in solar activity caused spectacular auroral displays across the world. While common over the polar regions, aurorae are rare over Australia and are typically restricted to far southern regions, such as Tasmania and Victoria.

Indigenous tribe's blood returned to Brazil after decades

Indigenous tribeAn indigenous tribe in the Amazon jungle has secured the return of blood samples taken from its people by American researchers in the 1960s. Thousands of samples were taken from members of the Yanomami tribe, in 1967 for genetic testing. A Yanomami shaman, Davi Kopenawa, said the blood would be buried with special prayers.

Jewish tribe in India celebrates pre-Passover festive meal

Jewish tribe in India celebrates pre-Passover festive mealAn Indian city has hosted a model seder – a Jewish Passover meal – for more than 550 members of the Bnei Menashe community. The meal was hosted in the Shavei Israel Hebrew Centre in Churachanpur, north-east India, on Thursday, 2 April, the day before the Passover festival begins. Passover – or Pesach – festival is a seven-day long festival that marks the exodus of enslaved Jews from Egypt almost 3,500 years ago.