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Old Land Mines Threaten Farmers and Livestock in Eastern Zimbabwe

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureHuman Rights

It’s been nearly 40 years since Zimbabwe gained independence, but the war still haunts the northeastern part of the country. Despite demining efforts, active land mines riddle the area, threatening local farmers’ livestock and families.

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Attacks on Motorcycle Taxi Drivers Interfere with Daily Commutes in DRC City

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Human Rights

Attacks targeting motorcycle taxi drivers in the DRC city of Kisangani have local people fearing for their safety on their daily commutes. Authorities responded with new security measures, but so far haven’t made much progress in catching perpetrators.

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Traditional Gender Roles Hold Female Kashmiri Singers Back

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: ArtsHuman Rights

Indian-administered Kashmir has a long history of producing talented female vocal artists. But societal expectations have left many feeling barred from achieving their full potential if they stay there.

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In DRC, Whistles, Pots and Pans Chase Burglars Away

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Human Rights

In one Kisangani neighborhood, police often don’t respond to calls for help. With violent crime on the rise, residents rely on each other to sound the alarm.

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Rising Crime Rate in DRC City Drives Civilians to Seek Homes in Nearby Military Camp

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Human Rights

Families in the Democratic Republic of Congo city of Kisangani are seeking safer places to live to escape rising crime rates. But the military camp where many have moved is running out of space to accommodate them.

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Haitian Protestors Say Government Left Promises Unfulfilled

Region: Haiti

Topics: Human RightsPolitics

Protestors in Haiti continue to demand a government overhaul, expressing anger with the country’s inability to deliver on promises of new infrastructure, education, and healthcare projects. But for many Haitians, the protests present yet another obstacle in their already challenging daily routines.

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Young Men Move South, Away from Escalating Violence in Indian-Administered Kashmir

Region: India

Topics: Human MigrationHuman Rights

Many young men from Indian-administered Kashmir have moved south to the Indian capital of New Delhi, searching for opportunities that are hard to find at home. Even with tensions escalating after a bombing that killed 40 Indian security personnel, going back isn’t the easiest option.

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After a Fatal Bombing, Kashmiris in New Delhi Blamed, Threatened

Region: India

Topics: Human MigrationHuman Rights

Threats to their safety aren’t new for people from Indian-administered Kashmir who live in other parts of India. But many now fear heightened backlash in the wake of the Feb. 14 attack on Indian armed forces.

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Homes and Coffee Fields Abandoned as Violence Continues in Southern Mexico

Region: Mexico

Topics: ConflictHuman Rights

Violence linked to local land disputes in Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state, continues to drive coffee farmers and their families out of their homes and fields and into temporary camps. Faced with ongoing attacks, community representatives asked for military and police protection.

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Women in DRC Look to November Elections as Opportunity to Gain Political Influence

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Human RightsPolitics

Women in the Democratic Republic of Congo want to play a bigger role in political decision-making, and the possibility of the November elections are viewed as opportunity for change. A group of women from different political parties, known as "Nothing Without Women," is leading the effort.

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