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Ugandan Comedians Fear New Regulations Will Spell the Death of Political Satire

Region: Uganda

Topics: Legal RightsLegislationPoliticsPower

Under a proposed law, Ugandan comedians would be required to sign a code of ethics and get all their scripts approved by a committee. Some comedians support the move, but others are afraid the government will get the last laugh.

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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 blood and medicine to remote areas. But the unmanned aircraft also poses a security risk that officials have yet to address.

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As Zimbabwe Struggles With Finances, Undocumented Migrants Languish in Prison

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Human MigrationHuman RightsLegal RightsMigration

The country, in the midst of an economic crisis, can’t afford to enforce its deportation laws or build detention centers. Those without proper paperwork have no other choice but to sit in jail.

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Zimbabwe Weighs Ending Criminalization of HIV

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: HealthHuman RightsLegal RightsPower

The country banned the deliberate transmission of HIV nearly two decades ago to stop the virus from spreading. Public health officials say the law has backfired and demand a different approach.

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When Sexual Rights Are Neglected, HIV Infection in Zambia Prisons Goes up

Region: Zambia

Topics: AutonomyDiseaseHealthHuman RightsLegal RightsSexuality & Gender

Advocates for prisoners’ rights say condoms and conjugal visits would help. But authorities say any kind of holistic solution is beyond the system’s reach — for many reasons.

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Urbanization Efforts Uproot Ugandans

Region: Uganda

Topics: DevelopmentInfrastructureLegal Rights

New boundary lines in rural parts of the country improve access to services. But as residents are discovering, it also tramples established communities and forces some to relocate.

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Driven by Hunger, South Sudanese Refugees Slip Back into 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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Mexico City’s Street Musicians Seek Legal Recognition to Protect 600-Year-Old Tradition

Region: Mexico

Topics: ArtsInnovationLegal 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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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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As Ugandans Take to the Water, Regulations Struggle to Keep Pace

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthLegal RightsPoliticsPower

The government has done little to address a rise in deadly boat accidents, despite Ugandans’ new embrace of water activities.

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