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Is Honesty the Best Policy At Ugandan Funerals?

Region: Uganda

Topics: Culture

There’s an emerging trend at rural funeral services in Uganda: listing the faults of the deceased instead of praising them. People say it can set a precedent for better lifestyle choices, but others worry that such pronouncements disrespectful the mourners.

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As Brides Get Older, Bride Prices Go Down

Region: Uganda

Topics: CultureWomen's Rights

Brides in Uganda come with a price, traditionally paid by the groom’s family to the bride’s family. But that price goes down if the woman is older – raising questions about the practice itself.

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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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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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Uganda’s Environment Laws Are Slow, but Artist Is Quick to Recycle Plastic Waste

Region: Uganda

Topics: ArtsCulture

Bags. Bottles. Tires. A woman uses all these to make artworks and raise awareness of the threat of pollution in a country where recycling isn’t widespread.

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Student Disembarks at Ugandan Dock

Region: Uganda

Topics: Culture

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Uganda College Faculty Members Play Netball

Region: Uganda

Topics: Culture

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‘This Is Our Sport,’ Says Ugandan Female Football Coach Who Broke Ground

Region: Uganda

Topics: Culture

As a child, Kampala Queens coach Faridah Bulega started playing with boys, kicking around a ball made of banana fiber. Among the first women to coach men’s football in Uganda, now she’s returned to coaching women and is working to improve access for the sport.

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Featured Photo of the Kampala City Festival

Region: Uganda

Topics: Culture

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Featured Photo of a World Cup Vendor at a Football Match in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: Culture

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