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Sounds of Solidarity: Choir Practice Brings the Military and the People Together in DRC

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: CultureHuman RightsReligion

In DRC, there is a long history of distrust between local people and members of the national army. But in one village, people from the two groups are singing their way to a better understanding through a church choir group.

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Urban Art Promotes Peace and Creativity in Mexico City Neighborhoods

Region: Mexico

Topics: ArtsCulture

Public art, like graffiti, used to carry a stigma in Mexico City. But now, it’s increasingly being used to promote identity, peace and creativity in this capital city’s neighborhoods.

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Clash of Livelihoods and Traditions Reveal Flaws in Sri Lanka’s Resettlement Efforts

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: ConflictCulture

In northern Sri Lanka, a government resettlement program which began after the end of the country’s civil war has provided many displaced people with new livelihoods. But local people say that resettlements don’t consider their ancient traditions.

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Mexico City’s Museums Get Creative To Make Exhibits Accessible For All

Region: Mexico

Topics: CultureHealth

Museums in Mexico’s capital are revamping their exhibits and offerings to make them equally accessible to people with disabilities.

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Life in Karamoja

Region: Uganda

Topics: Culture

Uganda’s Karamoja region is often portrayed as a rural frontier where life revolves around cattle, poverty and firearms. This photo story, a collaboration between reporters from Global Press Journal’s Uganda team, is the first in a series providing a glimpse of what life is really like in the northeast region of the country.

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How Sri Lankans Are Preserving History, One Manuscript At a Time

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: Culture

Thousands of one-of-a-kind manuscripts written on palmyrah leaves that were lost during Sri Lanka’s civil war, are being recovered. Now, local people are working to digitize them and preserve the history they contain.

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In Uganda, Local Fashion Industry Gets a Government Boost

Region: Uganda

Topics: BusinessCulture

Uganda’s clothing industry has been dominated by secondhand garments for decades – until the government debuted an initiative to help boost local production. Now, the local fashion industry is experiencing a boom, and people don’t want to turn back.

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Coworkers Wishing a Happy Marriage To DRC Couple

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In a Towering Chariot, a Deity Visits the Streets of Nepal’s Capital

Region: Nepal

Topics: Culture

For three days, crowds gather in the narrow streets of Nepal’s capital city as a towering chariot passes by. It is the annual festival of Seto Machhendranath — a deity worshipped by both Buddhists and Hindus.

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Mexican Restaurateur Seeks to Instill a Taste for Indigenous Cuisine

Region: Mexico

Topics: CultureEats

Claudia Ruiz Santiz, who belongs to the Tsotsil population, uses locally grown ingredients to help create the flavor profiles unique to her dishes. She's bucked a trend in her indigenous community that relegates women to positions as uneducated homemakers, and her year-old restaurant in Chiapas state meshes traditional methods with modern techniques, attracting tourists and locals alike.

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