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In Zimbabwe, Farmers and Miners Clash as Artisanal Mining Threatens Grazing Area

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureEconomyEnvironmentExtractivesJobs

As Zimbabwe grapples with pervasive unemployment, members of the country’s two largest industries – mining and farming – are at odds over land and resources. Now, local organizations have stepped in to resolve the differences, but whether the land can be shared remains an open question.

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In Sri Lanka, Returned Refugees Can’t Find Employment, Blame Bureaucracy, Language Barriers

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: Human MigrationJobs

Ten years after the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war, many people who fled to India are now coming back. Despite completing their education abroad, jobs, especially government jobs, are out of reach.

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Civil Servants in Uganda Raise Questions Over Parliament’s Ability to Set Own Salaries, Benefits

Region: Uganda

Topics: JobsMoneyPolitics

In Uganda, members of the parliament decide their own pay, even as debate over whether or not the constitution allows them to do so continues. But not all government employees receive the same benefits – so civil society organizations are calling for more oversight.

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Sharing Secrets: Nepalese Statue-Making Caste Trains Newcomers in Traditional Art

Region: Nepal

Topics: ArtsJobs

For centuries, Buddhists belonging to Nepal’s Newar caste have been making and selling metal statues and figurines of their sacred deities. But more members of the caste are choosing other careers, and with demand for the sacred sculptures growing, Newar members are revealing the secrets of their art to Nepalese from other castes.

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In Srinagar, Renowned Floating Gardens Have Been Men’s Domain – Until Now

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: AgricultureJobsWomen's Rights

Dal Lake is known as a jewel of Indian-administered Kashmir. Now, women, who are increasingly cultivating produce on the lake, say it’s key to their livelihoods.

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In India, Farming Is a Way of Life for Many. But Making Ends Meet Is Harder Than Ever.

Region: India

Topics: AgricultureJobs

An agrarian crisis in India has left farmers unable to make a living from their crops. Many have turned to rearing livestock or other pursuits instead, worried that they will not be able to survive.

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Alone on the Job: Security Guards in Uganda Fear for Their Safety

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human RightsJobs

Security guards in Uganda’s capital Kampala say private companies are putting their safety at risk by failing to implement police directives, such as requiring security guards to be on duty in pairs. Some have decided to leave the profession all together.

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Sugar Skulls: How Mexicans Are Preserving a Beloved Day of the Dead Tradition

Region: Mexico

Topics: BusinessCultureJobs

The town of Toluca, about an hour outside Mexico City, is well-known for its elaborate, sugar-spun skull confections, called alfeñique. Artisans make the sweets every year for the Day of the Dead festival. But the tradition may be in danger of dying out – so artisans are working to pass the technique on to the next generation.

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Making Popcorn in Zimbabwe


Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Jobs

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Nepal Region Braces for Change as Road Construction Brings Workers, Opportunity

Region: Nepal

Topics: BusinessHuman MigrationJobs

High in the Himalayas, workers descend on Nepal’s Mustang region to help build a road that will connect to China. The project will make transport between the two countries easier, and it’s already begun to change the face of the region.

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