Nepalese Nuns Clean Buddhist Shrine

Region: Nepal

Topics: Culture

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Uganda Cracks Down on Sales of SIM Cards for Phones, and Sellers Are Paying the Price

Region: Uganda

Topics: Business

In an effort to cut down on crime, Uganda has temporarily banned the sale of unregistered SIM cards for mobile phones. Small vendors, who relied on those sales, now have to get by without that income.

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In Zimbabwe’s Matabeleland, Talk of Devolution or Secession Begins to Grow

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Politics

Whether it is through threatening secession or by gaining devolved powers, many in Zimbabwe’s Matabeleland region want a better seat at the nation’s table.

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Amid Booming Market for Pesticides, Uganda Seeks Better Regulation

Region: Uganda

Topics: AgricultureHealth

Watery eyes and runny noses abound in a Kampala shopping complex because of agricultural chemicals sold there. But farmers’ growing demand means that sellers keep selling the mixtures.

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Argentine Cooperative Sorts Recyclables

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In Nepal’s Children’s Homes, Volunteers Work Illegally and, in Some Cases, Put Kids at Risk

Region: Nepal

Topics: Child RightsHuman Rights

The Nepalese government struggles to enforce a law requiring all international volunteers to apply for work permits before taking even unpaid jobs in the country. Some volunteers take temporary jobs at children’s homes, some of which offer the visitors unfettered access to children.

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Cars Squash Cans for Guatemalan Recycler

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Students Battle in Knowledge Competition, as Haiti Works to Raise Education Levels

Region: Haiti

Topics: Education

The education sector in Haiti has long been marred by poor literacy rates and low levels of public spending. As the government and NGOs strive to raise education levels, a knowledge competition promotes learning through a contest for students in the area including Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.

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Uganda College Faculty Members Play Netball

Region: Uganda

Topics: Culture

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Hand-Crafted Confections Boost a Growing Cacao Trade in Chiapas

Region: Mexico

Topics: BusinessCulture

Locals in Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state, have long earned a living cultivating cacao. Today, new ways of farming are boosting yields, as old family recipes give rise to small businesses purveying uniquely flavored sweets.

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