In Uganda, locally-made goods are twice as expensive as imported ones. The government wants to promote Ugandan manufacturing as part of a strategy to meet international standards – but local people are concerned that their quality doesn’t match their high price.
In 2017, the Zambian government introduced a new treatment to curb the spread of HIV and wipe out AIDS entirely by 2030. The treatment is effective – but many are using it as a catch-all solution, making them vulnerable to other sexually transmitted infections.
Uganda’s clothing industry has been dominated by secondhand garments for decades – until the government debuted an initiative to help boost local production. Now, the local fashion industry is experiencing a boom, and people don’t want to turn back.