Featured Photo of Young Firefighting Trainees in Cameroon

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Featured Photo of Mexico City Street Musicians

Region: Mexico

Topics: Culture

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Featured Photo of Cassava Harvesters in Nigeria

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For Female Recyclers in Argentina’s Capital, Local Woman Creates New Job as “Environmental Promoters”

Region: Argentina

Topics: BusinessEducationEnvironment

In Argentina’s capital city, recyclers collect and resell hundreds of tons of materials every day. Jacquelina Flores has become a leading advocate for recyclers, including women who have moved into new roles as “environmental promoters,” teaching city residents how to recycle and promoting recycling.

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Featured Photo of a DRC Dance Battle

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Informal Tobacco Trade in Zimbabwe Strained by Police Raids, Competition

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: BusinessEnvironment

Informal tobacco sales have long provided supplemental income for residents of Makokoba, the oldest suburb of Bulawayo. However, the dismal Zimbabwean economy has driven more and more residents into the informal trade, making competition fierce, while police last year began confiscating sellers’ tobacco because of violations of health regulations that had been previously ignored.

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Featured Photo of a Mexico City Rollerblader

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Topics: CultureHealth

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Worsened by Poor Water Infrastructure, New DRC Cholera Outbreak Claims Mostly Children

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Health

In a village north of Goma, health organizations are struggling to counter a cholera epidemic brought on by an extended dry season and lack of rainfall. Their efforts – including clean water deliveries and community education – have made an impact, but residents say future outbreaks are inevitable unless the government addresses the village’s lack of water infrastructure.

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For Children of Uganda’s Civil War, Lingering Stigma Creates Difficult Homecoming

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human Rights

The twenty-year civil war with the Lord’s Resistance Army led to the abduction of children, some of whom were later subjected to sexual violence. As a result, many children who were born in captivity do not know their paternal lineage, and hence suffer rejection and discrimination. But churches, NGOS and cultural institutions are trying to equip them with income-generating skills and psychosocial counseling, in addition to reuniting them with their families.

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