Uganda’s Moonshine Epidemic

THOMAS MORTON: We’re in Uganda. Uganda’s had a pretty good spell the last 25 years– no major civil wars, a little bit of an Ebola outbreak every so often, including right now. And they’re the alcoholism capital of Africa. One favorite type of booze the locals make is called waragi. We’re going to go make some, drink some, and hopefully not go blind. In 2004, the World Health Organization released its global status report on alcohol and health, finding Uganda

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The Return of the Black Death: VICE Reports (Full Length)

[MADAGASCAR, AFRICA] [BEN SHAPIRO, VICE] In September of 2013, the Minister of Health issued an epidemic alert The villages where it originated are extremely isolated. In fact, the only way to get to these Northern villages is by helicopter, so that’s what we’re doing. We’re traveling 1,000 kilometers North of the capital to get some firsthand accounts of what it was like to have experienced the plague. [VICE REPORTS] [THE RETURN OF THE BLACK DEATH] The black death, otherwise known

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Toto – Africa (Minecraft Note Block Cover)

I see the diamonds shining in the light whuh you see whoooooohmp says of obsidian I’m going down in to the mine The beautiful diamond reflect everything that crosses them I stop to mine some cobblestone Hoping to mine deeper and find more of these diamonds I turn around to soonly see Look a beautiful layer of diamonds GONNA TAKE ME A LOT TO MINE THESE DIAMONDS IF I CANT MINE THESE NOONE ELSE CAN DO IT I FOUND DIAMONDS

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The Cannibal Generals of Liberia

SHANE SMITH: In this episode, we go to Liberia and hang out with cannibal warlords. MALE SPEAKER 1: I lift it up on the temple. I’m gonna eat it. [GUNFIRE] MALE SPEAKER 1: It’s a Liberian general’s heart. SHANE SMITH: I was afraid probably the whole time I was in Liberia. There’s always this underlying hum of violence. And the poverty there is so crippling that you’re kind of like, why wouldn’t they steal our camera? Why wouldn’t they steal

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The Cannibal Warlords of Liberia (Full Length Documentary)

SHANE SMITH: So is that why your nickname was General Butt Naked? SHANE SMITH: A lot of people would drink or do drugs before fighting? SHANE SMITH: Yeah. SHANE SMITH: So you killed the child? JOSHUA BLAHYI: Yes. SHANE SMITH: And then you drank the blood? JOSHUA BLAHYI: Yeah. MALE SPEAKER : [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] CROWD: [SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] MALE SPEAKER 1 : So what kind of war is this? Guerrilla? MALE SPEAKER 2 : World War III. SHANE SMITH:

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15-Yr-Old Kelvin Doe Wows M.I.T.

KELVIN DOE: My name is Kelvin Doe, aka DJ Focus. KELVIN DOE: Alright. Alright. It’s the youngest DJ. DJ Man Focus. KELVIN DOE: I’m from Sierra Leone, [Music] KELVIN DOE: and I love inventing. [Music] DAVID SENGEH: Kelvin is extraordinarily talented. He literally goes through trash cans – finds broken electronic parts in the garbage and makes stuff on his own. LAURA SAMPATH: He’s taught himself how to do incredibly intricate things with very, very little resources. [Music] KELVIN DOE:

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The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you – Anthony Hazard

Slavery, the treatment of human beings as property, deprived of personal rights, has occurred in many forms throughout the world. But one institution stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy. The Atlantic slave trade, occurring from the late 15th to the mid 19th century and spanning three continents, forcibly brought more than 10 million Africans to the Americas. The impact it would leave affected not only these slaves and their descendants, but the economies and histories

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