Tourism accounted for 11 percent of Rwanda’s GDP in 2016, but many Rwandans continue to see tourism as reserved for foreigners. A government program, which aims to boost domestic tourism by offering Rwandans and East Africans discounted admission to tourist sites, encourages citizens to explore the internationally renowned attractions in their own country — and it seems to be working.
Spring in Mexico City is a season of celebration. Neighborhoods in Iztacalco host individual carnivals each weekend from February through April. Though the origins of the festivities are unclear, participants have fun donning costumes - including ones thought to mock European attempts to govern Mexico back in the 1800s.
Lacking supportive families, thousands of children and teenagers live in institutions in Argentina. Their government support disappears at age 18, but a new law aims to help them move successfully into adulthood.
The trash that many Zambians toss in their garbage cans isn’t trash at all to the scavengers who comb through a city dump in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital, in search of valuable items. A plan to wall off the dump worries the people who spend their days there, as access to the site is the only way they can make a living.
Following an outbreak of bird flu, many African nations have instituted bans on poultry products from neighboring countries. For months, poultry breeders and merchants have been losing revenue. South Africa, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Nigeria have all had confirmed but limited outbreaks of the disease.
In an industry dominated by men, more women are emerging as leaders, earning top dollar and employing teams of miners. But even as their numbers grow, they say their claims are often challenged by men who want to mine the same areas.