Somali Christians facing persecution hope for sanctuary in U.S.

Somali Christians in Kenya say their countrymen are persecuting them for their beliefs — even as options for refuge in the U.S. have been reduced.
May 11, 2017

Zimbabwe musicians take aim at corruption

The songs speak to many forms of corruption — bribes at police roadblocks, sexual favors in return for jobs and nepotism within the education system.
May 5, 2017

Democratic Republic of Congo women seek trade skills to avoid sex work

Afisa Kanyere Kamate is focused on one worry: ensuring that her siblings have food. At 19, she is their only caretaker. She has made a difficult choice.
Apr 26, 2017

Ugandan LGBT refugees in Kenya seek resettlement in safer place

After fleeing Uganda after it outlawed homosexuality, Ugandan gays and lesbians who fled to Kenya say they continue to face persecution.
Apr 5, 2017

In Zambia, women are boxing’s stars

Inspired by Esther Phiri, who rose to capture successive international boxing titles, women’s boxing in Zambia has eclipsed men’s in popularity.
Mar 22, 2017

For female mayors in Guatemala, facing discrimination is part of the job

Of the 71 community mayors currently serving in Sololá municipality in southwestern Guatemala, only four are women.
Dec 12, 2016

North Dakota Pipeline camp prepares for winter with donations

People from around the country have come to stay at the camp through the winter and many others have donated to help them keep warm and healthy,
Nov 15, 2016

Mine workers demand better pay in lagging Sri Lanka graphite industry

Lack of investment is hurting graphite mine industry in Sri Lanka, miners say.
Nov 3, 2016

Western eating disorders hit Uganda, hurting teen girls’ health

Eating disorders are on the rise in Uganda as the country is increasingly influenced by images from around the world.
Oct 19, 2016

Mexican program offers bus money for public service

High school students, older residents and the disabled can exchange four hours of service a month for bus rides in some Nuevo León cities.
Oct 5, 2016

Victims of violence in Mexico get help from unique university program

Academic program offers victims' families legal and mental health help, and in some cases publicity to pressure the government to investigate crimes.
Sep 20, 2016

Anti-vaccine parents in Uganda face jail time under new law

Parents who don’t vaccinate their children could now face six months in jail or a fine under a Ugandan law that went into effect in March.
Aug 23, 2016

Civilian police group tries to curb sexual violence in Democratic Republic of Congo

Nearly 40 percent of women in Eastern DRC reported being exposed to sexual violence. Most of them said rape was the most common form of the violence.
Aug 16, 2016

Perilous Nepal river pulley crossings to be replaced by bridges

The government of Nepal has vowed to replace the hand-operated trolleys suspended over rivers that some villages depend on for business and other needs.
Aug 9, 2016

Inmate leaders help maintain order at Nepalese prison

Inmates organize routines and activities including yoga and singing, and have tasks such as cleaning and bookkeeping. The prison is clean and peaceful.
Jul 21, 2016

Hope or hoax? Zambia officials warn of herbalists claiming cures for HIV/AIDS

Patients who abandon antiretroviral drugs for herbal medicines risk death, experts say.
Jul 13, 2016

Afro-Mexicans still struggle for recognition in Mexico

The cultural, economic and social contributions of Africans and their descendants in Mexico have gone unappreciated.
Jun 22, 2016

Uganda green energy program also keeps refugee women safe from assault

A program that produces energy-saving stoves could keep girls and women safe and has possible benefits to the environment and fighting hunger.
Jun 2, 2016

Once just a transit point, Mexico becoming home to refugees

For some people seeking refuge or asylum from their countries of origin, Mexico has become not just a stop on the way to the U.S., but a permanent home.
May 24, 2016