Global Press Journal reporters carry their cameras as they work and live. The moments they capture highlight human connection across the globe.
Constance Mharapara (front) and Asumta Mudanga (left) sing at Sunday mass at the Lady of the Wayside Parish in Harare, Zimbabwe. The voices of the choir, combined with drums beats and rattles, fill the church with a melodious vibe. Sunday worship here is led by a different choir each week.
Patrick Chikoloma, a member of the Circus Zambia group, breathes fire for a group of excited children at the Lusaka Showgrounds in Lusaka, Zambia.
Tatenda Chabarwa performs in the play ‘Shhhh’ at the Reps Theater in Harare, Zimbabwe. He wrote the play to highlight how hard it can be to speak up about all sorts of sensitive issues.
Archbishop Telesphore George Mpundu, former archbishop for Lusaka Diocese, anoints worshippers with the cross to bless them after an ordination mass in Lusaka, Zambia.
In an attempt to hide their goods from police and city officials, vendors throw merchandise into the Nakivubo River in Kampala, Uganda. Since street vending is illegal here, shopkeepers say it’s the only way to save their businesses from being confiscated.
Kudakwashe Jimu, 17, carefully threads a wire through beads to make an animal doll. He learned to make dolls like this from a relative, and now sells them from his stall at a market in Harare, Zimbabwe. He also makes key rings and Christmas decorations.
Rosalia Phiri holds her nine-month-old baby Joshua as he receives a measles vaccine at a clinic set up at the Shine charity in Lusaka, Zambia. Every six months, government health workers go around communities here, immunizing eligible children and providing other health services.
Kyadondo, Wakiso District, Uganda
Yassin Kakooza, 21, fries tilapia in a mix of cassava flour at his stall in Kyadondo, a county in Uganda’s Wakiso district. He says that this method preserves the flavor and removes the smell of burnt oil, making the fish more appealing to customers and increasing his sales.
Anywhere Shoko, 13 (left), and Aleck Majamanda, 6, fly kites in the morning before they leave for school in Harare, Zimbabwe. They make the kites themselves, using plastic and grass straws to give them a firm shape.
Salongo Kasasa Ronald uses a type of machete known locally as a panga to carve wooden cooking spoons in different sizes at his shop in Kampala, Uganda. This one, the largest his store offers, costs between 10,000 to 15,000 Ugandan shillings ($2.70 to $5).
McDonald Garaidenga trains with a boxing club at the Stodart Club Room in Harare, Zimbabwe. Classes here are provided free of charge, one of the reasons why Garaidenga says he has trained here for over a year.
Patson Sakala, an audiology technician, conducts an ear check-up on an apprehensive child at the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka, Zambia. The Beit CURE Hospital, where Sakala works, offers free community ear check-ups in different communities around the city every week.
Kasasa Malcom, 7, stares intently at a rhino skull on display at the Buganda Tourism Expo in Kampala, Uganda. The exhibit was part of the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre’s table at the event, which takes place annually to showcase the country’s cultural and natural diversity.
Tafadzwa Rusambo (front) and Domic Sirika gather juice cans that they spread out on a tarred road for trucks to run over and flatten in Harare, Zimbabwe. The two sell the flattened cans to recycling companies in South Africa for a living.
Weriike Sam, 37 (white shirt), and Agwole Jeremiah, 13 (blue shirt), pluck feathers from a duck that they plan to cook for lunch in Jinja, Uganda, as neighborhood children look on excitedly.
Solomon Mubiru shows off his skateboarding skills at the 2019 Afri-Cans street art festival in Kampala, Uganda.
Veronique Omba secures the day’s catch of “ngolo,” or snake catfish, from the Congo River in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo. For the last 14 years, Omba has woken up every day at 5 a.m. to catch fish, which she sells to provide for her family.
Nabasumba Christine takes a selfie with Francis Balalulanya at the Buganda Tourism Expo, an annual event in Uganda’s capital Kampala that showcases the country’s cultural and natural diversity. Balalulanya, who has been a beekeeper for over 40 years, came to exhibit his initiative to protect and conserve bees.
Shamiso Chamwanyisa makes popcorn in a machine made of welded steel. Chamwanyisa, who works in a suburb of Mutare, Zimbabwe’s fourth largest city, says he can earn about 80 ZWL ($6) per day depending on the number of people who bring him corn to pop.
Wedza District, Zimbabwe
Students Solomon Chitakatira (left) and Ropafadzo Chadoka dance to celebrate a newly-constructed water borehole at Chigwedere Primary School in Zimbabwe’s Wedza district, 150 kilometers (90 miles) south of the capital, Harare. Before the borehole was made, the students had to take time out of lessons to fetch water from a nearby river.
Lizzie Magadzire cooks sadza for a traditional marriage ceremony in Tandi, a village in Rusape, Zimbabwe.
Kotido District, Karamoja, Uganda
Lokutu Longora carries a goat to sell at a market in Kotido district of Karamoja region. Bridal customs here often involve giving goats or sheep, which are considered forms of wealth, as part of a bride’s dowry. But if the husband passes away, that can put those assets in danger. Longora inherited his brother’s widow in 2017 through the practice of widow inheritance, which involves giving a widow to the deceased man’s relative to marry. In Uganda’s rural Karamoja region, the practice is sometimes viewed as a way to care for women who have lost their husbands. But it’s also a way to protect a family’s land and wealth.
Kalangala District, Uganda
Sam Lugada and Kasim Musiige concentrate on a game of Omweso on Bugala Island in Uganda’s Kalangala District. The two play the traditional game, which is similar to mancala, on a rock believed to be carved by the island’s spirits hundreds of years ago.
Members of Main Dance Group perform during the launch of Muteesa I Royal University TV in Kampala, Uganda.