In 2012, the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo made it mandatory for all civil servants' salaries to be paid into bank accounts. Previously, government employees had received their wages in cash from their bank managers, a member of the ...


The Northeast Passage - the sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans over the top of Norway and Russia - has for centuries fascinated intrepid seafarers in their search for a shortcut between the two oceans. Before the Suez and Panama canals,...


The subject of immigration has been propelled to the top of the political agenda in the United States with the arrival of Donald Trump, a strident nationalist, in the White House. His campaign slogans of "America First" and "Make America ...


One of the main reasons why girls in Uganda miss school or drop out altogether is the lack of readily available sanitary products . Shame and fear mean that three out of ten girls fail to turn up for school during their period. This exacerbates the low ...


A different take on the Brexit debate. Bread is something that unites us all. It is a symbol of peace. If you have bread you have enough to eat. It is also a word for money. Each of the 28 countries in the European Union has its own identity,...


Palm oil has been used for cooking in Africa for thousands of years. Yet more recently, it has become a highly lucrative cash crop that is used in thousands of products ranging from cleaning detergents , shampoo and cosmetics to chocolate, ice cream and ...


In an inaccessible and remote part of Madagascar where the state has virtually no presence, the local Vezo community has set up a marine reserve to take control of its sole economic resource - the ocean. Their holistic approach covers everything from...


In northern Uganda, a mysterious illness affects thousands of children from the Acholi ethnic group between the ages of 5 and 15. To date, no one is known to have recovered from the disease and little is known about its causes, even though it affects ...


Even as mankind increasingly understands that only a small fraction of the species with which we share this planet have been discovered, mass extinction threatens all life, including our own. Biologists are describing new species of plants and animals at...


Luzira Maximum Security Prison on the outskirts of Kampala, Uganda's capital, is a grim place. Built in the 1920s by the British colonial administration to house 1,700 inmates Luzira today, like many African prisons, is hopelessly overcrowded, often ...


In Wakaliga slum in the Ugandan capital Kampala, Isaac Nabwana (aka Nabwana IGG) has put the country on the cinematic map by producing dozens of ultra-low budget action movies that feature helicopter raids, martial arts sequences, zombies and lots of ...


The story of the Martyrs of Namugongo marks a turning point in Uganda's recent history and forms an integral part of it's Christian consciousness. On 3 June 1886, at the court of King Mwanga II of Buganda, 32 young men who served as pages were burned to ...


Over several years, photographer Steve Forrest has documented the hustle and bustle of College Green, an area of grass outside the Houses of Parliament that regularly plays host to television interviews with politicians. From the premiership of Tony ...


Since 2015, Burmese photographer Ko Myo has been documenting the battle to save Myanmars elephants. The country is home to one of the largest wild elephant populations in Southeast Asia, but specialists are warning that they could be wiped out within ten...


Brexit means....? On 11 July 2016, the day she became Prime Minister, Theresa May famously said that "Brexit means Brexit". Almost a thousand days and a thousand political convulsions later, both the British public, and increasingly the ...


"We're so lucky to have British soldiers bringing us firewood" says Kaisa-Wenche Vivisdatter, a volunteer at a remote trekking cabin. High in the mountains of a Norwegian national park, nearly 400 km north of the arctic circle, the enormous ...