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Q&A: Uganda’s Opaque Stance on Oil Exploration Must Change, Lawyer Says

Region: Uganda

Topics: BusinessEnvironmentPolitics

Local governments will have a right to compensation from the revenue, and citizens will be entitled to seek redress for a polluted environment, says lawyer Patson Wilbroad Arinaitwe. He stresses the importance of regular environmental audits by the government and urges a requirement that companies monitor themselves, though the nation lacks a culture of enforcement and compliance.

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Tired of Watching People Die on the Congo River, Local Entrepreneur Builds a 400-Person Ferry

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: BusinessHealth

Small, wooden boats traveling from Kisangani to Kinshasa are often overcrowded with goods and passengers, increasing the risk for accidents, but one entrepreneur hopes to alleviate that concern by building a large ferry to provide affordable and safe transportation. The ferry is set to be ready by January, but details about the cost have yet to be determined.

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To Combat Climate Change, Ugandan Farmers Adopt Smart Farming Techniques

Region: Uganda

Topics: Environment

Agriculture remains the most common job and primary income for most Ugandans, though climate change—exemplified in the 2016 drought that devastated crops and livestock—is challenging traditional farming techniques. The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries has for years been training farmers in a variety of techniques to battle drought and erosion while increasing yields, and these trained farmers are now passing on their know-how to their compatriots.

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In Zimbabwe, Female Comedians are Gaining Popularity in a Male-Dominated Field

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Culture

From online television to stand-up comedy shows, female comedians are gaining notoriety and critical acclaim. Global Press Journal spoke to the stars of “The Drama Queens,” an all-female comedy show, about becoming comedians and their rise to fame.

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Featured Photo of a Charcoal Seller in Zambia

Region: Zambia

Topics: Business

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Featured Photo of a Ugandan Who Tells Stories Through Art

Region: Uganda

Topics: Business

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Military Protects Twice-Daily Convoys to Stem Violence on DRC Roads

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: BusinessHuman RightsPolitics

Criminals in DRC’s North Kivu province have long preyed on major roads, committing killings, kidnappings, and robberies of travelers. In May 2016, however, vehicles from the DRC military began accompanying regular convoys of commercial and passenger vehicles on two main routes, and crime on these slow-moving convoys has been nearly nonexistent.

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Fashionistas Still Mourn, Months After a Ban on Camouflage Clothes in Zimbabwe

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: CulturePolitics

The fad was thriving for months until December, when official memos noted it’s against the law to manufacture, sell, offer for sale or wear a military uniform or anything resembling one. Many people, among them retailers, complain about the ban, while some are relieved by a move aimed at stopping people from posing as military personnel.

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Featured Photo of a Challenging Sport in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: Culture

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Featured Photo of Community Cleanup in Nairobi, Kenya

Region: Kenya

Topics: Environment

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