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Vehicle Inspections Cost Too Much for Many DRC Drivers, But Who Pays the Price?

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Human RightsMoney

In Democratic Republic of Congo, drivers are reluctant to take their vehicles for official routine inspections because the price is too high. But poor maintenance has resulted in shoddy vehicles, the use of which can have deadly consequences.

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Unrepaired Bridge Strands Schoolchildren in Ugandan Village

Region: Uganda

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

In Uganda, the government allocates funds to villages to address various infrastructure repairs. Yet in one village, a major crossing point remains unfixed, and children are missing out on school because of it.

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A Land of Small Wars: Life on the Line of Control

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: ConflictHuman Rights

Violence is nothing new for the area around the Line of Control, the demarcation dividing the Pakistani and Indian-administered sections of Kashmir. But for the people who live there, life in the crossfire takes a steep toll on their lives.

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Paying Homage from Afar – Female Kashmiri Artists Take Their Talents Elsewhere

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: ArtsHuman Rights

Indian-administered Kashmir has a long history of producing talented female vocal artists. But societal expectations have left many feeling barred from achieving their full potential if they stay there.

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Old Land Mines Threaten Farmers and Livestock in Eastern Zimbabwe

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureHuman Rights

It’s been nearly 40 years since Zimbabwe gained independence, but the war still haunts the northeastern part of the country. Despite demining efforts, active land mines riddle the area, threatening local farmers’ livestock and families.

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Sri Lankans Use New RTI Law to Access Land Information Following War in North

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: Human RightsPolitics

A recent silent protest in front of the president’s office in Colombo was part of an effort to use the new Right to Information law to get the facts on missing persons, voter identification, land rights and other issues. A youth network called AFRIEL facilitated the demonstration and has assisted people in developing more than 1,000 applications under the law.

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Featured Photo of Media Collective in Sri Lanka Honoring Fallen Colleagues

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Attacks on Motorcycle Taxi Drivers Interfere with Daily Commutes in DRC City

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Human Rights

Attacks targeting motorcycle taxi drivers in the DRC city of Kisangani have local people fearing for their safety on their daily commutes. Authorities responded with new security measures, but so far haven’t made much progress in catching perpetrators.

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Rising Crime Rate in DRC City Drives Civilians to Seek Homes in Nearby Military Camp

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Human Rights

Families in the Democratic Republic of Congo city of Kisangani are seeking safer places to live to escape rising crime rates. But the military camp where many have moved is running out of space to accommodate them.

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In DRC, Whistles, Pots and Pans Chase Burglars Away

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Human Rights

In one Kisangani neighborhood, police often don’t respond to calls for help. With violent crime on the rise, residents rely on each other to sound the alarm.

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