There’s More Money for Clean Water in Zambia, but Little Has Changed

Region: Zambia

Topics: Water

The Zambian government sets aside increasingly larger amounts of money for water access and sanitation each year, but less than half of that money winds up being spent in that sector. Meanwhile, cholera, an illness often caused by dirty water, remains a daunting problem.

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A Swing Made by Ugandan Children

Region: Uganda

Topics: Moments

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Amid Historically Low Record Sales, Zimbabwe Labels Turn to Piracy to Promote Artists

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: ArtsBusiness

Music piracy has led to declining record sales worldwide. So why are record labels in Zimbabwe encouraging it?

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Beauty Pageant Held in Zimbabwe’s Capital

Region: Zimbabwe

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With Dry Taps and Useless Pipes, People Through Mexico City Use Buckets to Fetch Water

Region: Mexico

Topics: Water

In many neighborhoods in Mexico’s capital city, access to water is infrequent and unreliable. Throughout the city, residents have found ways to adapt to the shortage.

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Selling Shawls in Nepalese Capital

Region: Nepal

Topics: Moments

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Boaters on Uganda’s Lake Victoria

Region: Uganda

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Loosely Regulated Microloans and High Interest Rates Trap Sri Lankans in Debt

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: InfrastructureMoney

Microloans have been praised worldwide for their ability to help women start businesses and rise out of poverty. But in Sri Lanka, microloans with exploitative interest rates are having the opposite effect.

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Sledding in Indian-Administered Kashmir

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In Kashmir, An Ancient Solution Solves a Modern Problem

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: AgricultureClimate

In centuries past, people who live in this mountainous region are rumored to have created their own glaciers as a defense against foreign invaders. Now, artificial glaciers called ice stupas are protecting some farmers from the impacts of climate change.

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