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The South Sudanese Student Who Spent Her Summer Saving Refugees

Betty Asha left her home and studies behind to help nearly 2,300 people escape violence and cross the border into Uganda. Betty Asha’s phone rings constantly. Each time she picks up, a voice on the other end asks for help,

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Uganda’s Hip Hop for Change – CBC The World This Weekend

KAMPALA, Uganda – February 18, 2016 was the presidential election in Uganda. President Yoweri Museveni extended his mandate beyond 30 years in power. But Ugandan youth want change. They are using indigenous language hip hop to express themselves and to

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My Community, My Radio, My Mahad: The story of a Juba IDP settlement

JUBA, South Sudan – “I enjoy doing the radio program because it makes me feel like a journalist. I would like to learn more about journalism,” said 18-year-old Internews trainee, Riak Akech. “There are many things I don’t know. By talking to

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Tanzania: Animals and crops provide mutual benefits in mixed farming

Madanji Awe holds a recently-picked maize stalk which he has stripped clean of cobs. He places the long, yellowy-green stalk into a forage chopper and pulls the cord to start the motor. After a few attempts, the machine roars to

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Tanzania: Small-scale farmers speak up for better market access

Digging her hands into the soil, Juliana Amadeus pulls up a fistful of onions with green, leafy stems. As the wind picks up, the onions’ pungent aroma wafts across the one acre farm. Ms. Amadeus drops the onions on to

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South Sudan’s Hip Hop Artists Call for Peace and Reconciliation Through the Unhip Practice of Farming

JUBA, Aug 28 2014 (IPS) – “What is the benefit when children are crying and people are dying due to hunger? There is no need to cry when you have the potential to dig,” sings Juba-based dancehall reggae group, the

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Uganda: Farmer Profits By Branching Out Into Selling Sweet Potato Vines

Perpetua Okao pulls a ringing mobile phone out of her pocket. She responds to the caller, “Yes, I may still have some vines. How many do you need?” Mrs. Okao tucks the phone back into her pocket. She explains: “I’m

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