Violence between Mai Mai groups and government forces in the North Kivu region of DRC has forced nearly 5,000 people from their homes and into nearby villages. Aid groups are now lifting the pressure to house them off local people by building shelters for the new arrivals.
In Uganda’s capital city, rapid growth means high demand for housing and services, and some enterprising Ugandans have made careers for themselves as middlemen. But connecting buyers and sellers isn’t always a win-win.
Attacks targeting motorcycle taxi drivers in the DRC city of Kisangani have local people fearing for their safety on their daily commutes. Authorities responded with new security measures, but so far haven’t made much progress in catching perpetrators.
Indian-administered Kashmir has a long history of producing talented female vocal artists. But societal expectations have left many feeling barred from achieving their full potential if they stay there.