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As Churchgoers Report Increased Exploitation in Zambia, Lawmakers Propose New Requirements

Region: Zambia

Topics: PoliticsReligion

Police say they are receiving an increasing number of complaints from people who say they were exploited by their pastors. Now, the government is considering a law that would require proof of qualification from anyone looking to open a church. But religious leaders say that there are already enough laws in place.

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When Police Response is Too Slow, Ugandan Motorcycle Taxi Drivers Administer Justice Themselves

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human RightsLegal Rights

In Uganda, people who drive motorcycle taxis are often subject to violent attacks and robberies. Drivers say that authorities aren’t doing enough – so they’ve decided to take justice into their own hands.

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As Uganda Strives To Be Open Defecation Free, Anti-Toilet Beliefs and Habits Persist

Region: Uganda

Topics: Health

As Uganda fights open defecation, villages in the Karamoja region often recieve a bull to celebrate their status as open defecation free – but many revert to old habits as soon as the party’s over. Now, the government and NGOs are hoping a radio program and public shaming campaign will be enough to turn the tide for good.

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Ebola Prevention Measures in DRC are Scaring Away Patients with Other Ailments

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Health

In response to DRC’s current Ebola outbreak, health centers implemented special screening measures to prevent the disease from spreading. But when local people who believe those measures will harm them seek other health care options, they risk the possibility of going untreated for other diseases.

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Accused of Witchcraft, Children Find Refuge in Catholic Center in DRC

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Human Rights

Many children in DRC say they were pushed out of their homes when their parents or relatives accused them of witchcraft. There are few places for such children to find shelter in DRC, but one religious center opens its doors to them.

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Former Child Soldier Hopes Amateur Boxing Club Brings Peace to Others

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

A former child soldier started an amateur boxing club in Democratic Republic of Congo to help other young soldiers move beyond their pasts. Now, boys and men from varying ethnic groups work together to find success in the boxing ring.

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Are Myths About Menstruation Pushing Some Women Out of Zimbabwe’s Mining Industry?

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: CultureEconomyExtractivesWomen's Rights

Although hundreds of thousands of women are involved in Zimbabwe’s mining industry, traditional beliefs that women bring bad luck often prevent some from thriving in the field. Many female miners are pushing back, saying that their participation is necessary for economic growth, but others say it isn’t worth the effort.

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Civil Servants in Uganda Raise Questions Over Parliament’s Ability to Set Own Salaries, Benefits

Region: Uganda

Topics: JobsMoneyPolitics

In Uganda, members of the parliament decide their own pay, even as debate over whether or not the constitution allows them to do so continues. But not all government employees receive the same benefits – so civil society organizations are calling for more oversight.

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Life in Karamoja

Region: Uganda

Topics: Culture

Uganda’s Karamoja region is often portrayed as a rural frontier where life revolves around cattle, poverty and firearms. This photo story, a collaboration between reporters from Global Press Journal’s Uganda team, is the first in a series providing a glimpse of what life is really like in the northeast region of the country.

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In Uganda’s Karamoja Region, Kids Graze Cattle and Attend School at the Same Time

Region: Uganda

Topics: Education

Literacy rates in Uganda’s northeastern Karamoja region are some of the lowest in the country. To encourage parents to send their children to school, the government is coming up with innovative ways to provide access.

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