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Written on Dec, 19, 2008 by in | 3 Comments.

During 2008 UNICEF Nias occasionally sends news on its activities in Nias to Nias Online. To get a more comprehensive information about UNICEF programs and activities in Nias, Nias Online sent a number of interview questions to Mr. Raoul de Torcy, Chief CFO UNICEF Nias. The following is the Mr de Torcy’s response.

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Editor’s note: In a conference on Nias architechture held in Vienna on October 2006, the participants of the Conference established the so-called Nias Island Research Network (NIRN) – www.nirn.org. To know more about this Network, E. Halawa* from Yaahowu website – www.niasonline.net – requested an interview with the Ntework’s Coordinator, Petra Gruber. The following are Gruber’s responses to Yaahowu’s questions.

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Written on Oct, 19, 2007 by in | Leave a comment

*An Interview with Prof.Dr.med. Ingo Kennerknecht by E. Halawa & MJ Daeli Editor’s note: On 10 Augutst 2007 Yaahowu sent 9 interview questions to Prof.Dr.med. Ingo Kennerknecht of the Institute of Human Genetics, University of Munster, Germany, regarding his research on genetics of Nias People (see article: Merunut Asal-Usul Orang Nias Berdasarkan DNA/Gen). On 17 October 2007, Yaahowu received Prof. …

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Written on Apr, 17, 2007 by in | Leave a comment

In this interview, Dr Mai Lin Tjoa-Bonatz shares some of her research on Eduard Fries’ life and activities and also on early Christian missionary work in Nias. Dr Tjoa-Bonatz was born in Frankfurt, Germany, obtained her MA degree in Art History, Archaeology and Southeast Asian Studies in Frankfurt in 1994 and Ph.D. with the research titled: “Shophouses in Penang, Malaysia” …

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Written on Oct, 23, 2006 by in | Leave a comment

An Interview With Basyral Hamidy Harahap Introduction: Recently Yaahowu website held an Online Discussion with a topic ”Welcoming and Reflecting on the Formation of the Tapanuli Province”, from 10 July – 17 August 2006. The organiser surfed various internet sites to search for the materials suitable to be included in the forum. An artcle, called: “Tribalisme: Sisi Gelap Otonomi Daerah” …

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Written on Jul, 28, 2006 by in | Leave a comment

Whilst Nias Island and its people are still in the midst of disaster shocks since early 2000, the “attention” to Nias have not faded. Recent disasters (flood and landslides, tsunami and March earthquakes) in fact have brought Nias to the “attention” of global community. It is an irony, sadly to say, that Nias has become “well known” in recent years …

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Written on Jul, 07, 2006 by in , | 5 Comments.

An interview with Dr. Lea Brown*) To some Nias people it seems that learning, using and loving their own language, Li Niha, is not an activity they take part in with any pride. Indeed, in strictly economic terms, it would appear to be the case that there is no benefit for them in using Li Niha. This attitude of course …

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An interview with Dr. Lea Brown*) To some Nias people it seems that learning, using and loving their own language, Li Niha, is not an activity they take part in with any pride. Indeed, in strictly economic terms, it would appear to be the case that there is no benefit for them in using Li Niha. This attitude of course …

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