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Amid Confusion About Land Ownership in Uganda, Violence Between Landlords and Tenants Escalates

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human RightsLegal RightsMigrationPower

As migrants crowd into Uganda’s Mityana District and demand for land grows, the relationship between tenants and landlords has reached a breaking point. Landlords fear asserting their rights as tenants embrace the country’s growing trend of mob justice.

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On Ancestral Island, Pygmy People in DRC Seek Self-Sufficiency Amid Discrimination and Economic Hardship

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: DevelopmentEconomyHuman RightsJobs

Indigenous Pygmies on DRC’s Idjwi Island have faced generations of discrimination, and the minority community struggles to survive as land, education and medical care remain out of reach for most. Now, one member of the community who beat the odds to complete his education is determined to provide the same opportunity to others.

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Zimbabwean Migrants Return Home, Sacrifice Opportunity After Attacks in South Africa

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EconomyHuman RightsMigration

This year, a spate of attacks against foreigners in South Africa led hundreds of Zimbabwean migrants to return home and sacrifice income their families rely on. But it’s not just migrants who have been affected – the attacks have spelled trouble for many other Zimbabweans who depend on the South African economy.

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Residents of Zimbabwe Suburbs Scramble for Water as City Infrastructure Falters

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: HealthHuman RightsInfrastructureWater

In Zimbabwe’s crowded capital, outdated water infrastructure struggles to meet growing demand as drought dries up wells across the city. Now, residents of the city’s far-flung suburbs, often first to feel the effects of water shortages, demand action.

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Women Rangers Pursue Poachers in Zimbabwe While Debate Ensues Over Anti-Poaching Tactics

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EnvironmentHuman Rights

Damien Mander, founder of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation, has changed the lives of the women he’s hired to be wildlife rangers in Zimbabwe’s Lower Zambezi Valley. But many people in the conservation world worry that Mander’s approach is neither effective nor safe.

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In Uganda’s Second-Largest Refugee Camp, Will New Education Initiatives Help End Child Marriage?

Region: Uganda

Topics: Child RightsEducationHealthHuman MigrationHuman Rights

The dire circumstances in local refugee camps – including lack of services, dependence on aid and general uncertainty for the largely South Sudanese population – make it more likely that girls will get married and have children before they turn 18. Authorities in Uganda’s Palorinya Refugee Settlement believe education could help, but reversing the trend is an uphill battle.

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Harare’s Housing Waiting List Condemns Aspiring Homeowners to Fees, False Hope and Years of Renting

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EconomyHuman Rights

In Zimbabwe’s crowded capital, people who dream of homeownership—a global symbol of security and prosperity— add their names to a government waiting list. But for some who have signed up, the list has only guaranteed annual fees and decades of false hope.

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When Land Ownership Is In Doubt, Some Ugandans Face Witchcraft Accusations and Eviction by Mobs

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human RightsLegal Rights

Uganda’s tradition of “customary” land ownership means many landowners don’t hold titles to their property, and land disputes are rampant. With little faith in police or courts, Ugandans have turned to mob justice – and landowners fear for their lives.

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In Zimbabwe, Violence Follows Unregistered Gold Miners

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: ConflictEnvironmentExtractivesHuman Rights

A small town in Zimbabwe recently struck gold – a boon to small-scale miners who depend on gold for their livelihood. But after the miners came to Norton, so did the criminals.

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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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