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Uganda Plans to Raise Scientists’ Pay, Raising Ire of Other Public-Sector Employees

Doctors, teachers, judicial staffers and others have gone on various strikes in Uganda in recent months with demands for higher pay. The government intends to give raises to scientists in July, but funding has not been confirmed.

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Agriculture

Special Formula Helps Farmers in Nepal Grow Great Crops – Naturally

Farmers and scientists have worked together to create a local, organic alternative to chemical fertilizers and pesticides to increase crop yields without degrading the soil. Now, they hope to see more farmers use "jholmal."

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Trends

Music Genre of Zim Dancehall Captures Sound, Spirit of Urban Life in Zimbabwe

Musicians in the densely populated suburbs around Harare, Zimbabwe's capital, gave birth in the 1980s to the genre of Zim dancehall, an adaptation of Jamaican dancehall and reggae. Today, the music is burgeoning, drawing fans from among the middle classes and portraying the realities of urban life in lyrics often sung in Shona, the language of the country's largest ethnic group.

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