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The Price of a Carpet: Can Ugandan-Made Goods Compete With Imports?

Region: Uganda

Topics: Business

In Uganda, locally-made goods are twice as expensive as imported ones. The government wants to promote Ugandan manufacturing as part of a strategy to meet international standards – but local people are concerned that their quality doesn’t match their high price.

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In Uganda, Local Fashion Industry Gets a Government Boost

Region: Uganda

Topics: BusinessCulture

Uganda’s clothing industry has been dominated by secondhand garments for decades – until the government debuted an initiative to help boost local production. Now, the local fashion industry is experiencing a boom, and people don’t want to turn back.

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Coworkers Wishing a Happy Marriage To DRC Couple

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Motorcycles Made in China Are a Cheap, Fast Solution to Travel Through Rural DRC

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Business

In a mountainous area where good roads are rare, cheap motorcycles from China are helping people get around — and make a living.

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Private Land Developers Leave Work Unfinished, Frustrating Zimbabweans

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: BusinessInfrastructure

Unable to handle housing and amenities requests, local authorities in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe have been outsourcing them to private land developers. But those companies often take payments and don’t finish the job – forcing people to pay twice for services they have no guarantee of getting.

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Fake It to Make It: Forged Credentials a Risky Shortcut to Success in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: BusinessEducation

Local people know Kampala’s Nasser Street as a one-stop shop for all kinds of printing services – including forged credentials. These documents are one way to access opportunities in Uganda, but are the risks that come with them worth it?

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Zimbabwean Furniture Workers Threatened by Fires, While Authorities Struggle to Help

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: BusinessCorruptionEntrepreneurshipPolitics

Furniture workers make up a large portion of Zimbabwe’s informal economy. But in this particular manufacturing complex, their livelihoods are in danger from constant fires that the authorities can’t address.

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Water Scarcity Creates Hardship for DRC Community, But Some Find Opportunity Instead

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: BusinessWater

In Madula, a fast-growing community near the DRC city of Kisangani, water scarcity is a major problem. But some local people have managed to turn it into a job opportunity.

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Water Scarcity Creates Hardship for DRC Community, But Some Find Opportunity Instead

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: BusinessWater

In Madula, a fast-growing community near the DRC city of Kisangani, water scarcity is a major problem. But some local people have managed to turn it into a job opportunity.

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In Uganda’s Capital, Middlemen Discover the Gap Between Buyers and Sellers

Region: Uganda

Topics: BusinessJobs

In Uganda’s capital city, rapid growth means high demand for housing and services, and some enterprising Ugandans have made careers for themselves as middlemen. But connecting buyers and sellers isn’t always a win-win.

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