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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zimbabwe poised for change after Mugabe steps down

Zimbabweans hope President Robert Mugabe's successor will bring an end to his legacy of corruption and political suppression.
Nov 28, 2017

Stunt drivers strive for official recognition in Zimbabwe

Otherwise known as 'spinners', the drivers who perform stunts for spectators hope government recognition will guarantee a future for their motorsport.
Nov 21, 2017