Building on Zimbabwe’s wetlands is illegal, but that hasn’t stopped the important ecosystems from being developed. Lax enforcement of the law means developers don’t face repercussions, but environmentalists argue that dire environmental consequences – for all Zimbabweans – are inevitable.
Many lawyers in Mexico agree that the country’s legal system is badly in need of reform: Mexico ranks fourth in the world for impunity, and corruption is rampant. As lawyers grapple with how to hold colleagues accountable, the legal system continues to take a devastating toll.
Forced marriages and unintended pregnancies remain a norm for many Ugandan young women. One effort to combat the problems draws on the experience of women who have been down that path, who serve as mentors to girls and young women.
Online services provide a cheap and convenient means of transportation for thousands of people in Nepal. They also provide jobs to many. But the country’s legal system lacks provisions for such companies, and some say they are running afoul of the law.
Under a proposed law, Ugandan comedians would be required to sign a code of ethics and get all their scripts approved by a committee. Some comedians support the move, but others are afraid the government will get the last laugh.
Drones have proven so useful in Uganda that the government might use them to deliver blood and medicine to remote areas. But the unmanned aircraft also poses a security risk that officials have yet to address.