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MOROCCO: In Morocco

With its mysterious allure, vibrant culture and stupidly beautiful landscapes, Morocco remains amongst the top places to cure the nomadic travel bug year after year. From sipping fresh mint tea to caravaning across the red desert sand, the country is one that will never leave the curious traveller dumbfounded for places to explore. 'In Morocco', dives head first into everything Morocco has to offer, with more than enough visual proof to punch your ticket as soon as possible.

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ETHIOPIA: Strictly Beza, Combating HIV Through Dance

In a country where more than half of the younger population was born during the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Ethiopia is in dire need of information its youth on practicing safe sex. To address this issue, a young dance troupe by the name of Addis Beza are utilizing their talents and passion for music and dance; spreading the message about HIV prevention. During their public performances the 15-20 member crew can be seen handing out informational leaflets, and encouraging their spectators and get tested for HIV so that they can know their status and the proper treatment, if necessary.

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CHANGE HEROES: The trip that changed the way to give

Back in 2009, Taylor Conroy took a trip to Kenya and Uganda in pursuit of a vacation and means of getting himself involved. Little did he know that this decision would cause for him to start a movement; Change Heroes -a friend-funding platform which gives anyone the tools they need to raise $10,000 and build a school, library, or water well anywhere in the developing world. In this video, Taylor talks about that initial, innocent trip, which caused his life, and the lives of thousands of others, to change for the better, forever.

For more on Change Heroes, read our interview with Taylor Conroy.

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The political transition is a significant turning point in Somalia's history and presents an opportunity for real positive change in the war-torn nation. Produced by the guerilla filmmaking collective What Took You So Long?, this video presents the voices of hope of Somalis living and working in Mogadishu, from the Deputy Prime Minister and Speaker of Parliament, to artists, students and IDPs.


RWANDA: Sweet Dreams


How does a country distance itself up from the horrors of the past? In post-genocide Rwanda, this has proven to be a tall task. Yet, great strides have been made in the country's economic recovery since the '94 genocide. Pioneering Rwandan theater director Kiki Katese believes though that, "people are not like roads and buildings." 'Sweet Dreams' shows us the truth in her sentiment by following the story of Rwanda's first women-only drumming troupe as they empowerer themselves through a new and foreign venture - the creation of the country's first ever Ice Cream shop.

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