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Tired of Corruption, Ugandans Explore Formal Banking Opportunities

Region: Uganda

Topics: CorruptionMoney

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.

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Late Payments to Examiners Force Ugandan Graduate Students to Wait Years for Degrees

Region: Uganda

Topics: Education

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.

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Zimbabwe’s Ongoing Protests Are About More Than Just Fuel Prices

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Human Rights

Zimbabwe has been rocked by protests in recent weeks. The demonstrations were sparked by high fuel prices, but Zimbabweans say their anger is about more than that.

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Amid Historically Low Record Sales, Zimbabwe Labels Turn to Piracy to Promote Artists

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: ArtsBusiness

Music piracy has led to declining record sales worldwide. So why are record labels in Zimbabwe encouraging it?

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Nepalese Boy Flies High at Amusement Park

Region: NepalZambia

Topics: Moments

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Leftover Land Mines Threaten Farmers and Livestock in Zimbabwe’s Border Regions

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureHuman Rights

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.

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Ready to Challenge the President, Ugandan Entertainers Enter the Political Arena

Region: Uganda

Topics: ArtsPolitics

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.

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Ugandan Men Thresh Beans

Region: Uganda

Topics: Moments

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Making Peanut Paste at a Ugandan Market

Region: Uganda

Topics: Moments

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Cholera Outbreak Draws Attention to Overcrowded Harare Apartment Complex

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: HealthInfrastructure

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.

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