Thefts at Motor Accident Scenes Leave Ugandan Authorities Unable to Identify Bodies

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human Rights

In Uganda, stealing from people who have been hurt or killed in road accidents is becoming more common, causing authorities to have trouble identifying the deceased. Government solutions are underway, and in the meanwhile, officials are encouraging people to document the thefts.

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Thousands of Kashmiris Detained As Heavy Restrictions Continue

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: Human Rights

More than two months after the Indian government revoked the state’s semi-autonomous status, arrests and detentions have become commonplace. Police say the detentions are a precaution to prevent violence, but for Kashmiris who are barred from seeing their detained loved ones, it only adds to the uncertainty that they face.

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Making Popcorn in Zimbabwe


Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Jobs

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‘Imagining Colorful Lines’ – Mexican Football Player with Visual Impairment Finds New Future in His Sport

Region: Mexico

Topics: CultureHealth

After injuring his eye, one young Mexican football player thought his chances of going professional were over. Now, his time playing in a league with other players who have visual impairments is giving him new purpose as a coach.

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When the U.S. Pulls the Funding Plug, How Do Reproductive Health Providers Proceed?

Region: World

Topics: Reproductive Rights

In 2017, the United States reenacted a policy that dramatically limited how reproductive healthcare providers around the world could use its money. But proving the policy’s actual impact on reproductive health programs worldwide, from Nepal to Zimbabwe, is difficult: Some providers found funding elsewhere, while others are reluctant to share information about their work, leading to a lack of data.

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For the Love of Bees: How a Mexican Group Teamed Up with Authorities to Save Bee Populations

Region: Mexico

Topics: Environment

Increased bee sightings in southern Mexico have resulted in the destruction of many hives and colonies. To help preserve them, an organization has partnered with local government authorities.

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New Developments in Popular Puerto Rican Tourist Area Overwhelm Sewer Infrastructure, Threaten Endangered Coral Reefs

Region: Puerto Rico

Topics: EnvironmentNature

Puerto Rico’s coral reefs, already in danger of extinction, are now further threatened by bacteria from fecal matter. Experts and activists say that the problem is coming from an overwhelmed sewage system in a popular tourist area, and that if not addressed, the damage will soon be irreversible.

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Zimbabwe’s Fuel-Blending Policy Does More Harm Than Good, Drivers Say

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EconomyHuman Rights

In response to Zimbabwe’s fuel shortage, fuel suppliers are only allowed to sell fuel that has been mixed with ethanol. But drivers say the blend damages their vehicles and lessens mileage per tank.

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Spreading HIV Has Been A Crime in Zimbabwe for Nearly 20 Years. Now, That May Be About to Change

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: HealthHuman RightsLegal Rights

Willful transmission of HIV has been illegal in Zimbabwe since 2001, part of a strategy to help stop the virus from spreading. But it may be backfiring, since people are more reluctant to admit that they are HIV positive at all. Now, public health officials are campaigning for an alternative approach.

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Producing Palm Oil in DRC

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