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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.