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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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When Husbands Don’t Leave a Will, Widows Must Fight for Their Inheritance

Region: Uganda

Topics: Legal RightsMoneyWomen's Rights

Widows in Uganda have few rights when it comes to claiming inheritance. Women’s groups that advocate for them have seen some success, but find themselves unable to reach many widows in need outside of urban areas.

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Bodies in a Taxi: What Happens When Funeral Transport Is Too Expensive

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human RightsMoney

In Uganda, some people use public transportation to transport deceased relatives back to their ancestral villages for burial rather than book expensive private cars. But doing so can be risky, since getting caught can result in jail time.

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Tired of Corruption, Ugandans Explore Formal Banking Opportunities

Region: Uganda

Topics: CorruptionMoney

In Uganda, formal banking has not been a popular or traditional option for investing money. But that may change as the challenges of doing business have more Ugandans seeking out low-risk alternatives.

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Mobile Money Is a Boon for Ugandans, But Payment Agents Fear Thefts, Attacks

Region: Uganda

Topics: BusinessMoney

As the popularity of mobile money transactions increases in Uganda, payment agents say they are being targeted by criminals. Mobile network service providers say they are fighting back with better training for agents and shop owners.

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