Zimbabweans pushed out by diamond rush struggle to stay afloat

The Zimbabwe government moved people from their homes in an area where diamonds were discovered in 2006. But the promised compensation has not come through.
Mar 13, 2019

Kashmiris in New Delhi blamed, threatened after fatal bombing

For years, moving to New Delhi, India’s capital city, has been one option for people who want to escape strife in Indian-administered Kashmir. But even that is increasingly bringing its own risks.
Feb 27, 2019

Under a new president, Zimbabweans tentatively acknowledge bloody past

With former President Robert Mugabe out of power, Zimbabweans are less reluctant to discuss the country’s legacy of human rights abuses.
Feb 18, 2019

Kashmir farmers ride out dry summers with ancient solution

Ice stupas help farmers cope as climate change has affected the predictability of natural water sources in warm months.
Jan 31, 2019

In Zimbabwe, children’s charities struggle to fend off growing food insecurity

In Zimbabwe’s capital, many children rely on daily meals offered by neighborhood drop-in centers. As center administrators struggle to provide consistency despite the crumbling economy, they wonder privately how much longer it will last.
Jan 11, 2019

Their husbands casualties of war, Jaffna women fish for their families

Traditionally, women in Sri Lanka do not fish for a living. But in Jaffna, where many men died, were wounded or went missing during the civil war, Rasathurai Sarojathevi is teaching a group of 20 women to earn their livings from fishing. Even when the rains don’t cooperate, local women are taking the lead in earning for their families.
Jan 4, 2019

Intersex and transgender Zambians rely on black market for hormone therapy

Some intersex and transgender Zambians say they administer their own hormone treatments without a doctor’s supervision to avoid discrimination and possible arrest.
Dec 14, 2018

Boxing champion gives back by training village youth for free in northern Sri Lanka

For the past five years, Ramesh has been offering his boxing training free of charge four days per week. He said it's a way of giving back. As some of his students are now decorated boxing champions themselves.
Dec 5, 2018

More women join Mexico City’s police force

The number of women in the police is growing slowly but consistently. In 2015, there were about 18,400 women across all police sectors in Mexico City. By the time that 2016 census figures were published, there were about 19,000 women in the police force.
Nov 30, 2018

Dominican Republic cracking down on illegal immigration, sending many Haitians home

The Dominican Republic arrested and deported dozens of illegal Haitians immigrants, who came to find jobs in hopes of earning money to help their families survive in Haiti. A Haitian sociologist said it's time for Haitians to invest in their own job market.
Nov 23, 2018

Gone are the goats: wedding dowries get a tech upgrade in DRC

As society modernizes, so too is the dowry system in DRC. A typical dowry can cost a groom-to-be between $1,500 and $5,000, which some local men say is financially destabilizing.
Nov 15, 2018

Food too expensive, children in Kampala drink fuel instead

Some children in Uganda’s capital say they can’t afford to buy meals, but sipping on bottles of aviation fuel can help them forget about their hunger.
Nov 1, 2018

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