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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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Zimbabwean Musician’s Spin on Traditional Instrument ‘Carries His Gift to Others’

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: ArtsCulture

The instrument known as the mbira has long been a part of Zimbabwean musical tradition. One local man’s passion and unique way of crafting it has gained him fans across the world.

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‘Imagining Colorful Lines’ – Mexican Football Player with Visual Impairment Finds New Future in His Sport

Region: Mexico

Topics: CultureHealth

After injuring his eye, one young Mexican football player thought his chances of going professional were over. Now, his time playing in a league with other players who have visual impairments is giving him new purpose as a coach.

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Fighting Liver Disease in Nepal Means Changing Traditions

Region: Nepal

Topics: CultureHealth

In Kathmandu, incidence of liver disease has ballooned. Alcohol plays an important role in local culture, so rooting out the problem means digging deep into tradition.

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Big Love, Small Houses: Polygamy on the Rise in Zimbabwe’s Cities

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: CultureFamily

Polygamy has long been practiced in Zimbabwe’s rural areas, but it’s becoming more common in urban areas, too. In this story, women and men in polygamous marriages speak about the dynamics of this evolving practice.

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Featured photo: Public wedding ceremony in Mexico

Region: Mexico

Topics: Culture

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