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As Ugandans Take to the Water, Regulations Struggle to Keep Pace

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthLegal RightsPoliticsPower

The government has done little to address a rise in deadly boat accidents, despite Ugandans’ new embrace of water activities.

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In Uganda’s Newest Districts, Development Brings Convenience and Heartache

Region: Uganda

Topics: DevelopmentInfrastructureLegal Rights

In rural parts of Uganda, a new district designation means development and improved access to services. But, as residents of the new Rukiga District have discovered, development can have unforeseen consequences.

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Pirated Movies Bring Ugandan Actors Fame But Not Fortune

Region: Uganda

Topics: DevelopmentJobsLegal RightsMoney

In Uganda, actors have fame but take on second jobs to make a living, as pirated movies eat into industry profits. Critics say these pirates are stealing more than just movies: They’re robbing the industry of a future.

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Despite Growing Popularity, Drones Remain Unregulated in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: InnovationLegal Rights

Drones have proven so useful in Uganda that the government might use them to deliver medicine to remote areas – but the unmanned aircraft also pose a security risk. As the popularity of drones grows, the country’s regulation and enforcement struggle to keep up.

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Uganda Shifts Toward Teaching Students in Local Languages

Region: Uganda

Topics: CultureDevelopmentEducation

An effort to move Uganda away from its English-only approach to education gets a boost from the strong exam results seen in rural areas, where mother-tongue learning is more common. But the practice faces challenges as it expands into urban schools.

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Ugandan Sculptor Puts Finishing Touches on Goose

Region: Uganda

Topics: Moments

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The Power to Say ‘No’: Mentors Help Young Ugandan Women Fight Early Marriage, Pregnancy

Region: Uganda

Topics: AutonomyHealthHuman RightsLegal RightsWomen's Rights

Forced marriages and unintended pregnancies remain a norm for many Ugandan young women. One effort to combat the problems draws on the experience of women who have been down that path, who serve as mentors to girls and young women.

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Uganda’s Cage Fish Farms Restore Fish Populations, Raise Water Quality Concerns

Region: Uganda

Topics: EarthEconomyEnvironmentJobsWater

On Uganda’s Lake Victoria, cage fish farms take the guesswork out of fishing, as farmers feed fish in controlled areas – which makes them easy to harvest. But as the popularity of fish farming grows, residents worry about its effect on local water.

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Driven by Hunger, South Sudanese Refugees Slip Back into Chaotic Homeland

Region: Uganda

Topics: ConflictHuman RightsLegal RightsMigration

Uganda has taken in hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese fleeing violence. But reductions in land plots and meager food stipends are forcing refugees to re-enter dangerous territory in the hunt for viable land.

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On Uganda’s Lake Bunyonyi, the Hardest Part of School Is Getting There

Region: Uganda

Topics: Child RightsDevelopmentEducation

The only public school that serves the students who live on Lake Bunyoni’s islands requires a perilous commute that makes it difficult to attract teachers – and threatens student success.

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