Buenos Aires renters pushed out by soaring rents

Affordable housing is out of reach for many Buenos Aires renters, and experts and tenants’ groups are looking at ways to rectify the situation.
Sep 19, 2018

Knowledge of Mandarin Chinese opens doors for Zimbabwe’s young job seekers

Many young Zimbabwe job seekers have been learning Mandarin, as Chinese people and Chinese-owned businesses have settled there in recent years.
Sep 10, 2018

Nepal city sends message by paying families of baby girls

One local Nepali government is encouraging families to keep their daughters by paying parents who have baby girls.
Sep 4, 2018

Sign language classes help create connection to Deaf Haitians

Classes in Haitian Sign Language, or Langue des Signes Haïtienne, are helping young Haitian professionals connect with people in Deaf communities.
Aug 20, 2018

Emmerson Mnangagwa elected president of Zimbabwe

Emmerson Mnangagwa is the first elected president of Zimbabwe after longtime President Robert Mugabe was pushed out of office last year.
Aug 2, 2018

No such thing as a free cow: Rwanda program sees mixed results

“When I was given a cow, I thought it’d help me make a living and get everything I want,” said Innocent Bwicubugize, who received a cow from the Rwandan government as part of a poverty-alleviation program.
Jul 24, 2018

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