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Pirated Movies Bring Ugandan Actors Fame But Not Fortune

Region: Uganda

Topics: DevelopmentJobsLegal RightsMoney

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.

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Despite Growing Popularity, Drones Remain Unregulated in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: InnovationLegal Rights

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.

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Mexico City’s Street Musicians Seek Legal Recognition to Protect 600-Year-Old Tradition

Region: Mexico

Topics: ArtsLegal Rights

Musicians who perform on Mexico City’s streets are often harassed by police. Now, a group of them have formed a collective, seeking legal recognition of public performance spaces.

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Amid Protest, Resort Construction Begins in Puerto Rican Region Known for Biodiversity

Region: Puerto Rico

Topics: DevelopmentEarthEnvironmentLegal Rights

The Christopher Columbus Landing Resort has spent years in legal limbo, as Puerto Rican conservationists and community members protested its planned construction in an important ecological zone.

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Driven by Hunger, South Sudanese Refugees Slip Back into Chaotic Homeland

Region: Uganda

Topics: ConflictHuman RightsLegal RightsMigration

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.

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The Power to Say ‘No’: Mentors Help Young Ugandan Women Fight Early Marriage, Pregnancy

Region: Uganda

Topics: AutonomyHealthHuman RightsLegal RightsWomen's Rights

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.

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In Uganda’s Newest Districts, Development Brings Convenience and Heartache

Region: Uganda

Topics: DevelopmentInfrastructureLegal Rights

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.

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Amid Confusion About Land Ownership in Uganda, Violence Between Landlords and Tenants Escalates

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human RightsLegal RightsMigrationPower

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.

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In Disputes With Authorities, Ugandans Seek Justice From Unlikely Source: Reality Television

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human RightsLegal RightsPower

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.

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In Nepal, Controversial New Law Offers Rights to Children Born out of Wedlock by Forcing Marriage on Parents

Region: Nepal

Topics: AutonomyChild RightsHuman RightsLegal RightsWomen's Rights

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.

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