In Uganda, formal banking has not been a popular or traditional option for investing money. But that may change as the challenges of doing business have more Ugandans seeking out low-risk alternatives.
When a Ugandan graduate student completes coursework on time and writes a thesis or doctoral dissertation according to the schools’ timelines, they still have to wait years to receive their degrees. Why? A bureaucratic snafu over money is keeping them from getting their hard-earned degrees.
It’s been nearly 40 years since Zimbabwe gained independence, but the war still haunts the northeastern part of the country. Despite demining efforts, active land mines riddle the area, threatening local farmers’ livestock and families.
President Yoweri Museveni has been in power since 1986. Despite his advancing age, his supporters are changing laws to let him run for office again. Meanwhile, his record of human rights abuses is piling up. Now, a new group of citizens is taking the lead in opposing his rule: musicians and entertainers.
This enormous apartment complex has been overcrowded and under-serviced for years, but some people who live there say they don’t plan to move, even after the city closed a portion of the complex due to a cholera outbreak.