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WBF- striving to always be the champions of regional cooperation

WBF- striving to always be the champions of regional cooperation

Upcoming CSO Summit – springing from local need, looking into an ambitious future Interview with Gjergj Murra, Executive Director, Western Balkans Fund (WBF)   • Mr. Murra, how old is the WBF today and what have been some of its

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Kuwaiti artist Ebtisam Al-Houti returns with ‘Golden Hands’ exhibition for public

Kuwaiti artist Ebtisam Al-Houti returns with ‘Golden Hands’ exhibition for public

From February 18 to February 20, with her unconditional love and passion for art, artist Ebtisam AlHouti brought to the Albanian public her second exhibition titled “Golden Hands” at the Tirana International Hotel premises. Ebtisam Al-Houti is a Kuwaiti artist

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Swedish Ambassador: “Albanians’ drive is an asset towards EU accession”

Swedish Ambassador: “Albanians’ drive is an asset towards EU accession”

By Sidonja Manushi  Located at Tirana’s Student City, the Swedish Embassy would stand inconspicuous amid the area’s similar two or three storey vilas if it wasn’t for the blue and yellow flag hanging at its entrance.  Officially established in 2010,

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Inter-religious Institute established in Albania- a pioneer idea to bring together all stakeholders of interreligious dialogue and cooperation

Inter-religious Institute established in Albania- a pioneer idea to bring together all stakeholders of interreligious dialogue and cooperation

TIRANA, Nov. 1 – The Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS) and the Interreligious Collaboration Centre Elbasan  (IRCCE) have recently just established the Institute for Religious Studies and Cooperation – the first of its kind in the country – to

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The future of outdoor tourism in Albania through the caves of Tropoja

The future of outdoor tourism in Albania through the caves of Tropoja

Exploring caves is a huge part of nature tourism, nowadays called ‘ecotourism’, a new model of tourism with the potential of attracting more and more tourists from all over the world. Caves are crucial to the industry of tourism, due to

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Pristina’s ‘Hapësira’ rebirths society from underground

Pristina’s ‘Hapësira’ rebirths society from underground

By Sidonja Manushi Pristina is a force to be reckoned with. In addition to many of its native musicians making international headlines, its steadily growing underground techno scene strongly testifies to that. “It’s not an aesthetically beautiful city,” a Spanish

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Drita Ivanaj chants the anthem of education and culture

Drita Ivanaj chants the anthem of education and culture

By Sonja Methoxha A buoyant lady extends her hand to me in a firm handshake, which means she is reliable, and starts talking as if she already knew me for a while. She does not speak Albanian very well, as

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A “Mirror” for women to find themselves

A “Mirror” for women to find themselves

By Sonja Methoxha   A little girl spends her growing days listening to her grandfather’s tales in Gjirokaster about history and life. She is surrounded by images of strong women who influenced her to become a strong woman herself. She

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‘Bread, salt and heart’ through the eyes of a Kuwaiti lens

‘Bread, salt and heart’ through the eyes of a Kuwaiti lens

By Sidonja Manushi  On February 19, the National History Museum hosted for three days a special photo exhibition from a far-away artist who might have managed to capture the essence of being Albanian much better than some of the local

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Replacing ‘me-time’ with ‘we-time’ at Tirona vs Partizani

Replacing ‘me-time’ with ‘we-time’ at Tirona vs Partizani

By Sidonja Manushi  Willingly – and excitedly even – going to a football match in Albania as a woman is worth it even just for the looks on people’s faces when you tell them you’ll be spending your Friday evening

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