Featured Photo of a Fish Seller in Mexico City

Region: Mexico

Topics: Business

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Featured Photo of a Zimbabwean Worker

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Business

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Tech Startups Struggle to Regain Business and Boost Morale After Internet Shutdown

Region: Cameroon

Topics: BusinessPolitics

An acrimonious national debate about French-speaking judges and teachers being assigned to largely English-speaking areas prompted the second government-led internet shutdown in English-speaking parts of Cameroon this year. One affected region, Buea, where many of the country’s tech startups are concentrated, has startup founders wondering how to startup again.

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‘White Gold’ Losing Value for Farmers in Zimbabwe as Changing Climate Hurts Cotton Harvest

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Environment

Drought and late rainfall in Zimbabwe has hurt cotton harvests. Even with the government supplying $42 million to help the industry, farmers are struggling to produce enough of the crop to sustain their livelihoods.

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Featured Photo of a Mexican Church Toppled by the Earthquake

Region: Mexico

Topics: Environment

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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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Featured Photo of the Food Emergency Movement in Argentina

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No More Discos: Community-based Campaign Against HIV Yields Impressive Results

Region: Uganda

Topics: Health

In rural northwestern Uganda, rates of HIV infection are the lowest in the country. The region’s success is attributed to community-based efforts aimed at preventing risky behavior, including an end to the custom of three-day wedding ceremonies with dancing every night.

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