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

Chinese retailers thrive in Zimbabwe’s cash-strapped economy

Longstanding businesses in Zimbabwe selling clothing and other goods have had to compete with shops specializing in inexpensive imported goods from China.
Jan 11, 2018

Uganda families face choice between school and crops, as children pressed into protecting fields

Instead of attending class, young children in central Uganda guard family gardens and fields against hungry monkeys. Government officials are pushing back.
Jan 2, 2018

Native Mexican corn growers advocate local crops over global imports

Women in southern Mexico support each other in growing corn and making corn-based foods, shielding the staple crop from the volatile global economy.
Dec 27, 2017

Threatened food supply forces entire Nepali village to relocate

Villagers sow seeds of hope after a water shortage forced the people of Samzong to resettle in a new village in Namashung.
Dec 19, 2017

Zimbabwe youth seek opportunities in post-Mugabe government

Young citizens are running for seats in parliament, hoping to improve the lives of Zimbabwe’s youth by introducing progressive policies.
Dec 14, 2017

Corruption reigns in Mexico’s prisons

The notoriously crooked system extorts bribes from prisoners' friends and families to ensure they receive even the most basic services.
Dec 6, 2017