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PARIS - Get it!?

Ok, we know our pronunciation of both French and Mandarin expand=1] is less than perfect...But this is the sort of stuff that gets mashed together at Worldcrunch HQ, where the continents converge, cultures cross and alcohol is not forbidden.

So we hope you like our super-fresh bottle of Bo Xilai Nouveau as it hits the Internet to coincide with this week's annual Beaujolais Nouveau roll out AND the Chinese Communist Party Congress' choice of a new leader, who would've, should've, could've been Bo, if not for his belle... Ok, that's enough. Cheers! Santé!! Ganbei!!!

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Mariam Nabattu, a religious studies teacher, must work at two schools in central Uganda to make ends meet.

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Edna Namara and Patricia Lindrio

KAMPALA — Allen Asimwe has dedicated more than two decades to teaching geography at a large public high school in southwestern Uganda. Her retirement age, as a public servant entitled to benefits, is just six years away.

She doubts she will wait that long.

“I am determined, I want to quit,” she says, calculating that she could earn more by shifting full time to the salon she opened six years ago to supplement her income. “Given the frustration, I cannot continue in class anymore.”

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