In Uganda, actors have fame but take on second jobs to make a living, as pirated movies eat into industry profits. Critics say these pirates are stealing more than just movies: They’re robbing the industry of a future.
Drones have proven so useful in Uganda that the government might use them to deliver medicine to remote areas – but the unmanned aircraft also pose a security risk. As the popularity of drones grows, the country’s regulation and enforcement struggle to keep up.
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.
Forced marriages and unintended pregnancies remain a norm for many Ugandan young women. One effort to combat the problems draws on the experience of women who have been down that path, who serve as mentors to girls and young women.
In rural parts of Uganda, a new district designation means development and improved access to services. But, as residents of the new Rukiga District have discovered, development can have unforeseen consequences.
As migrants crowd into Uganda’s Mityana District and demand for land grows, the relationship between tenants and landlords has reached a breaking point. Landlords fear asserting their rights as tenants embrace the country’s growing trend of mob justice.
When Ali Karume’s Chevrolet was wrongfully impounded in 2014, he spent years seeking justice from authorities. Out of options and frustrated with the legal system, Karume turned to an unlikely ally: a reality TV show.
A new law in Nepal would recognize children born out of wedlock by considering their parents married – even if they’re not. Women’s rights activists have championed the change, but many questions remain about how the law would work.