Throughout East Africa, presidents are using a variety of controversial methods to overstay term limits and remain in power. Uganda might be the next to follow suit as its leader bumps up against its constitution’s upper age limit for holding office.
Cheating is an all too common practice at all educational levels, and both students and teachers are guilty of leaking questions and answers. With a high dropout rate and rising public mistrust of the nation’s educational system, penalties for cheating are harsh and may become even stiffer under proposed laws.
Women get plenty of messages from the alcoholic-beverage industry promoting consumption. But most women aren’t getting the message that they shouldn’t drink while pregnant. And now the government is taking steps to change that.
Since 2013, an increasing number of local women have become pregnant by contract employees of Sinohydro, a Chinese company with a government contract to build the Karuma Hydro Power Plant. When the workers return to China, the women are stigmatized by the community and left to bear the financial burden alone.