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.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of Mexicans gather to celebrate Día de Muertos with colorful and elaborate costumes and parade floats. And even after two devastating earthquakes, this year was going to be no different.
Spinning, a popular motorsport where drivers perform stunts for spectators, hasn’t been formally recognized in Zimbabwe. Without the recognition, veteran spinners worry about the sport’s future because of the expenses associated with participating, but they are committed to training the next generation of spinners.
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.
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.