Some Residents, Businesses Enjoy Reliable Power as DRC’s Electric Utility Faces Competition

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: BusinessDevelopmentEconomyInfrastructure

For decades, DRC’s national electric utility had no competition, and residents in the city of Goma faced unpredictable blackouts. But in the wake of a law that permits competition in the sector, electricity has become more reliable – for some.

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Zimbabwean Play Shows Hardship of Speaking Up on Sensitive Issues

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Moments

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Zambian Archbishop Blesses Worshippers

Region: Zambia

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Nepalese Man Picks Lemons in His Backyard

Region: Nepal

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Ugandan Shopkeepers Hide Merchandise From Officials

Region: Uganda

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Delayed Paychecks Leave DRC Miners Scrambling For Options

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: ExtractivesJobsMoney

As miners wait months to be paid, illegal mineral trafficking between DRC and Rwanda flourishes.

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Making Beaded Dolls for Sale in Zimbabwe

Region: Zimbabwe

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Mexico’s Spike in Asylum Applications Causes Long Delays – But Many Migrants Can’t Afford to Wait

Region: Mexico

Topics: Human MigrationHuman RightsPolitics

Thanks to successful advocacy and information campaigns, more Central American migrants than ever have applied for asylum in Mexico – but the office tasked with processing the applications can’t keep up. As the office scrambles to meet demand, the families who’ve made the long journey north face months of uncertainty.

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In Mexico City, an Unlikely Character Delivers a Beloved Holiday Tradition

Region: Mexico

Topics: Culture

As a rebellious teenager, José Luis “El Pikos” Escobar challenged stereotypes by collecting holiday gifts for children in need. Thirty years later, the 45-year-old man, who still identifies as an anti-establishment punk, has made delivering toys for Epiphany a beloved holiday tradition.

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‘Imagining Colorful Lines’ – Mexican Football Player with Visual Impairment Finds New Future in His Sport

Region: Mexico

Topics: CultureHealth

After injuring his eye, one young Mexican football player thought his chances of going professional were over. Now, his time playing in a league with other players who have visual impairments is giving him new purpose as a coach.

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