Trained teachers have not kept pace with a boom in universities, leading to massive staff shortages and leaving hundreds of students in limbo. School closures tied to the coronavirus pandemic threaten to further delay their future.
For thousands in the DRC city, lengthy outages are a fact of life. As activities, including work, grind to a halt, residents face economic hardship, and many blame the national electric company. Is a second dam the only solution?
The country’s cultural tradition dictates that families bury the deceased at their rural homes, where they can watch over living relatives. But increasing daily expenses have forced many families to bury loved ones in cities – and space is running out.
Pit latrines play a critical role in improving public health throughout Uganda. But when people run out of money to finish building them, they leave gaping holes and life-threatening safety concerns — especially for children.
Under new guidelines, which carry legal authority, medical professionals and government officials have clear mandates for how to handle requests aimed at changing a person’s gender on birth certificates and other identification documents. People who identify as transgendered, regardless of whether they’ve gone through the prohibitively expensive process of having their physical characteristics altered, can obtain a legal gender change.
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.