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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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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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Uganda’s Construction Boom has a Brutal Cost for Workers

Region: Uganda

Topics: DevelopmentHealthJobsPower

Worker deaths and injuries are increasing as Uganda’s major cities try to meet the demands of a growing population. Low-paid “helpers” — who often work without contracts or insurance — bear the brunt of the consequences.

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Why are Patients Rejecting Nepal’s Free Healthcare?

Region: Nepal

Topics: AccessHealthPoliticsPower

Millions of people have signed up for Nepal’s national health insurance, which offers free service at approved healthcare facilities for an annual premium. But more than 20% are opting not to renew.

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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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Women Are Elected, but Men Still Govern Many Indigenous Areas of Chiapas

Region: Mexico

Topics: ElectionsHuman RightsPoliticsPowerWomen's Rights

A gender parity quota for Mexican elections has resulted in many “fake positions” among municipalities in Chiapas that operate through indigenous self-determination. Constitutionally-elected women often serve only as figureheads for men elected by traditional customs.

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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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Traditional Healers in Zimbabwe Need Licenses to Sell Their Medicine Legally. But Most Say it Isn’t Worth It.

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: HealthPower

The Zimbabwean government requires traditional healers to apply for formal approval to sell their medicine legally. But so far, only one man has received it. Other traditional healers say the process is too long and too expensive.

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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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