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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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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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In Uganda’s Capital, Middlemen Discover the Gap Between Buyers and Sellers

Region: Uganda

Topics: BusinessJobs

In Uganda’s capital city, rapid growth means high demand for housing and services, and some enterprising Ugandans have made careers for themselves as middlemen. But connecting buyers and sellers isn’t always a win-win.

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Biking Bananas to Market in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: Jobs

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Young Acrobats Perform in Ugandan Suburb

Region: Uganda

Topics: Jobs

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Washing Cars in Ugandan Capital

Region: Uganda

Topics: Jobs

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Uganda Plans to Raise Scientists’ Pay, Raising Ire of Other Public-Sector Employees

Region: Uganda

Topics: BusinessJobs

Doctors, teachers, judicial staffers and others have gone on various strikes in Uganda in recent months with demands for higher pay. The government intends to give raises to scientists in July, but funding has not been confirmed.

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Ugandan Woman Gathers Bottles for Recycling

Region: Uganda

Topics: Jobs

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Ancient Bark-Cloth Production Threatened By Massive Deforestation in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: Jobs

Since 1990, Uganda has lost nearly 8 million acres of forest. This deforestation is having a devastating effect on the livelihood of bark-cloth manufacturers. These merchants and tailors rely on the bark of Mutuba trees to make their products, including clothes, accessories and home furnishings.

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