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Local Man Hailed as Hero for Saving Lives After Major 2015 Earthquake

Region: Nepal

Topics: EnvironmentHuman Rights

A year after a major earthquake, people in one community are still honoring a man who saved lives by pulling people from the rubble. In the minutes after the quake, when some others were too dazed or fearful to move, Laxmi Sundar Gainju began searching for survivors.

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Q&A: Lawmakers Mull Change to Constitution as Ugandan President Nears Age Limit

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human RightsPolitics

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.

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They Fled Their Land During Civil War; Now They Have to Prove It Belongs to Them

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human RightsPolitics

Much of the land in Uganda is owned by families under a traditional system, which uses geographical features as boundary markers and knowledge maintained by clan elders. The recent civil war has destroyed those markers, and most of the elders who know who owns what have passed away. As families return to their land, they now have a difficult task to prove it belongs to them.

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Q&A: Why Every Landowner Needs a Land Title

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human RightsPolitics

Traditional land management in Uganda is causing problems as the country modernizes and land disputes rise. A spokesman for the country’s Ministry of Lands talked with the Global Press about how land owners can protect their land by documenting ownership properly.

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No Money, No Blood: Hospitals in Zimbabwe Charge $100 Per Unit

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: HealthHuman Rights

Patients in need of blood transfusions in Zimbabwe are facing a dire situation: Hospitals will not give them blood unless the patients pay for it, even though the cost of a unit of blood represents a relatively hefty sum in a country wracked by economic crisis. Rural hospitals have trouble keeping enough blood in stock, and some patients are dying because they do not have the money to purchase blood.

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Congolese, Skeptical of Donating Blood, Face Serious Shortage

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: HealthHuman Rights

The cost of a unit of blood in DRC could soon top $100, if people don’t begin donating regularly, health officials warn. One woman formed an organization to urge women in particular to give blood to help replenish local blood banks.

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Intersex People Face Inconsistent Barriers When Changing Gender on National ID Cards

Region: Zambia

Topics: HealthHuman Rights

Intersex people in Zambia struggle to have their gender identity properly recorded on legal documents because the law does not recognize their existence. They are often asked to produce results from expensive medical tests to prove their status and face official hostility because being intersex is often associated with homosexuality, which is illegal in the country.

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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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