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Cultural industries

Investing in Uganda’s culture

The country’s lively arts scene lacks funding and institutional structures. Young talent is often self-taught.

Cholera outbreak

Women-led businesses suffer most

Business people fear that the recent cholera outbreak in Zambia, coming only around two years after the Covid-19 pandemic, will financially stress local businesses, especially those run by women.

Migrant’s anger

Who else profits from remittances

Zimbabwean migrants are frustrated that the billions of dollars they are wiring home are heavily taxed and benefiting the country’s tiny but very rich ruling elite.

Southern Africa

Why Africa is caught between two stools with BRICS

With the presence of China and South Africa on the continent, African countries have little choice but to get involved with BRICS. At the same time, countries like Malawi do not want to lose touch with the western industrialised nations.

Large-scale projects

Chinese funded steel mill displaces locals in Zimbabwe

The promises and expectations of the government have been met with doubt by locals who are already facing adverse effects due to the ongoing project.

Global crises, local impacts

When a relatively strong African country is struggling on all fronts

If you want to know what impacts multiple global crises have on the daily life of a developing country, consider the example of Kenya

Working world

When qualifications don’t decide your career

In Uganda, as in many other parts of the world, a person’s identity and social relationships are influenced by ethnicity, faith and language. These factors can also have a significant impact on career prospects.

Border closure

Political decision causing human suffering

After the renewed closure of the border between Burundi and Rwanda, people living along the border are calling for it to be reopened.

Discrimination

Jobless due to epilepsy

Zimbabwe’s epileptic people are facing various forms of discrimination, often they do not get a job or cannot find a partner.

Business start-up

Local mobile app challenging international competitor

In South Africa, Delivery ka Speed is cheap and easy to access, and it offers its services in townships Uber Eats is avoiding.

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Governance

Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals will require good governance – from the local to the global level.

Sustainability

The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to transform economies in an environmentally sound manner, leaving no one behind.