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 Korants run across a field in the village of Zabovci.  Slovene traditional carnival figures called kurenti or koranti, native to northeastern parts of Slovenia, date back centuries and are an important part of Slovene national heritage. Traditionally, korants would visit homesteads in villages. Their arrival would announce the end of the winter and beginning of the new life in springtime as well as bestow good luck on households they visited.
       
     
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  Living with Polio in Northern Nigeria   In August 2016, four new cases of wild poliovirus were reported in Nigeria's Borno State, in areas affected by Boko Haram insurgency. Polio paralyses it's victims and there is no cure for it. The only way to fight it is to vaccinate all the children, a difficult task in areas threatened by rebels. New cases were the first cases since July 2014. If Nigeria can go three years without a new poliovirus case, it will be declared a non-endemic country. That date has now been pushed from July 2017 to August 2019, but only if no new cases are found in the meantime. The stakes are high - polio will remain a threat until it is completely eradicated.  Still, Nigeria has achieved a lot. In 2008 it reported the most new polio cases in the world. The majority of new infections were concentrated around Kano, a major city in the predominantly Muslim north of the country. Once the government, traditional and religious leaders stepped together, the reluctance to vaccinations slowly eroded. Still, thousands of people now live with life-long disabilities caused by polio. Some of the polio victims have self-organized and they continue to inform the public about the importance of immunization, persuade parents to send their crippled children to school and to provide training in different vocational trades to victims who can now earn a living with their work. And for entertainment they invented para-soccer.  Photo: A schoolmate carries Adamu Yusif who is unable to walk due to polio to the classroom on the second floor of their primary school in Kano. Buildings and sidewalks in Kano are mostly not adjusted for the physically handicapped.
       
     
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  eRwanda   In recent years Rwanda has made an enormous progress in internet coverage. Internet cafes are around every corner, telecenters - computer centers where people can use computers for free - can be found in remotest towns, and an ICT bus travels around the country providing free internet and computer training.  Local administrators learning Microsoft Office during computer training on ICT bus in Kabaya, Rwanda.
       
     
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