Corruption and danger on the streets of Kampala

Stolen license plates. Fake taxi passengers. Corruption infects the commute in Uganda's capital city.
Jul 17, 2018

Young Argentines fight unemployment with entrepreneurship

Argentina’s unemployment rate for young people is above average for the region, but some young Argentines are taking matters into their own hands. When they can’t find a job, they create one.
Jun 27, 2018

Mexican community wins fight for water supply

The citizens of Coyoacán banded together to fight for their right to a regular supply of water — and pushed back against politicians' using the issue for leverage.
Jun 19, 2018

Uganda hospitals set terms on transfusions: no donors, no blood

Global Press Journal spoke with multiple people who say they’ve been told to find people to donate blood at a blood bank in order to receive a transfusion for themselves or a loved one.
Jun 11, 2018

Scholarships help children of Nepalese migrant workers, but few apply

The scholarships are for children of migrant workers who are killed or seriously injured, but only the children of those who were abroad legally qualify for the help.
Jun 4, 2018

Congolese coffee farmers shortchanged in U.S. coffee trade

Starbucks and other major coffee companies buy beans from co-ops but coffee farmers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo say they can't earn a living growing the crop.
May 29, 2018

Raise for Uganda government scientists creates controversy

Some supporters of the initiative to raise wages for scientists said it will drive the country's innovation.
May 23, 2018

Funded Buenos Aires schools still struggle to feed students

The Buenos Aires government recently increased the spending on school meals by 30 percent, but some say it's not enough.
May 15, 2018

Use of teachers raises questions in Zimbabwe elections

Despite a high unemployment rate, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission doubles down on the practice of hiring already employed civil servants like teachers who miss class to register voters.
May 9, 2018

As Mexico City grows some residents experience water shortages

No one can prove that Mexico City's water is running out because the government doesn't disclose the condition of its water aquifer.
Apr 25, 2018

Women boxers train to persevere in Congo

Through boxing, four women are able to survive and persist forward despite violence and poverty.
Apr 9, 2018

In Nepal, sex trade thrives in transport hubs

With little opportunity elsewhere women and young girls in Nepal find themselves defaulting to sex work.
Mar 28, 2018

Trade bans pummel African poultry farms in drive against avian flu

Officials say outbreaks are contained but poultry famers and traders in Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo lose money as bans remain in place.
Mar 21, 2018

More women join Zimbabwe’s gold rush

Though gold mining has environmental and safety issues in Zimbabwe, more women have access to the industry after legalization of small-scale mining.
Mar 7, 2018

Nepal migrant workers push back against illegal fees

Workers say employment agencies are still charging extra fees, which the Nepal government has made illegal.
Feb 28, 2018

With paper money in short supply, Zimbabwe churches accept debit cards

Churches are starting to incorporate swipe machines and plastic money into their collections from congregants to encourage regular giving.
Feb 21, 2018

Mentally disabled in rural Nepal suffer amid lack of support

Families of the mentally disabled in rural Nepal have few options, with the lack of doctors or monetary help.
Feb 14, 2018

Uganda deforestation threatens traditional bark-cloth production

Ugandan Matuba tree bark is used for clothing, accessories and burials, but local traders struggle to find mature trees to sell because of deforestation.
Feb 7, 2018

Argentina offers new help to teens leaving state care

The changes will help young adults, who before would have been vulnerable as they age out of the state-sponsored care system.
Jan 31, 2018

Nepal sex workers struggle to leave industry as government aid declines

People in Nepal's Badi community say declining financial help for the poor and unemployed is forcing women to remain in the sex trade to survive.
Jan 25, 2018