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A Biofuel Revolution Transforms Slaughterhouse to Powerhouse

How red meat is leading to green energy and big money for Uganda's livestock industry

Image by Thomas Bjørkan via Wikimedia Commons

Over the past few years, Uganda (like many nations in East Africa) has made huge strides in its attempts at expanding its agricultural processing facilities. Part of a wider strategy of economic growth and diversification, the idea is to boost the value of existing farmland by helping farmers to store, package, and ship en masse. Yet while this gambit has worked wonders for GDP and job creation, it’s also come with a fair amount of ecological backlash as these new facilities guzzle down power and spew out noxious byproducts into a nation without the facilities to handle them.

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Raising Up Through Hip-Hop

Nas-produced documentary Shake The Dust follows b-boys and crews from Yemen to Uganda, showcasing the resilient spirit of hip-hop.

Shake the Dust premieres on Vimeo today. Special thanks to Bond/360 for images

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Uganda’s Growing Break Dancing Scene

As a photographer introduces Western audiences to the b-boys and -girls of Uganda, a local agency teaches kids how to pop and lock.

A dancer at the Batalo East Festival. Photo by Kibuuka Mukisa Oscar

A region of Uganda was once infamously declared “the worst place to be a child” by Keith McKenzie, head of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Uganda.

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Uniting World Cultures Through Children's Literature

Teach Twice educates children and their communities through stories and the exchange of culture.

One book can bring two different worlds together. That’s what two Vanderbilt students believed when they founded Teach Twice, "a social venture that educates children and their communities through stories and the exchange of culture."

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