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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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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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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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Uganda College Faculty Members Play Netball

Region: Uganda

Topics: Culture

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Zimbabwe’s Seed Banks Act as Farmers’ Defense Against Radical Changes in Climate

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Environment

Even though agriculture drives Zimbabwe’s economy, the country’s low rainfall has always made grain farming challenging – and climate change is making rainfall more erratic and extending dry spells. Small-scale farmers, however, are increasingly turning to a climate-friendly and cost-effective solution to the changing environment: community seed banks.

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Ugandan Woman Gathers Bottles for Recycling

Region: Uganda

Topics: Jobs

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Muddy Roads Mean Expensive Rice in DRC

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: AgricultureHuman Rights

Parents in Kisangani, the provincial capital of Tshopo province in Democratic Republic of Congo, say it’s too expensive to feed their children now that roads connecting the city to the rest of the area are in serious disrepair. The province has the potential to feed huge portions of the country, but it has become nearly impossible to get rice even to the provincial capital, let alone elsewhere in the nation.

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Former Child Soldier Hopes Amateur Boxing Club Brings Peace to Other Young Soldiers

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

A former child soldier started an amateur boxing club in Democratic Republic of Congo to help other young soldiers move beyond their pasts. Now, boys and men from varying ethnic groups work together to find success in the boxing ring.

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Frequent House Fires Have City Youths Forming Amateur Firefighting Crews in DRC

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: EnvironmentHealthPolitics

In Goma’s Birere slum, hazards including candles and kerosene lamps abound, water is scarce, and there are few emergency services or decent roads. Overcrowding is another factor, but a group of young volunteers in the neighborhood has created a fire response service.

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For Women in DRC, Conflict Means Greater Chance of Rape, Health Problems and Scarce Access to Health Care

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: HealthHuman RightsPolitics

Women in Democratic Republic of Congo, who face a high risk of being raped because sexual violence is used as a weapon of war there, also suffer from complex health problems, often related to pregnancy and childbirth. HEAL Africa, which offers reconstructive surgery for women who have fistulas, also provides safe transport for women who live in remote areas that are sometimes surrounded by violent militias.

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