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Their Coffee is World-Class, but DRC Farmers Say Growing It Doesn’t Pay

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: AgricultureBusiness

Even though Starbucks and other major coffee companies buy beans from co-ops that represent them, coffee farmers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo say they can't earn a living growing the crop.

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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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Cameroon’s Tech Startups, Hungry for Funds, Distrust Government in Wake of Web Blackout

Region: Cameroon

Topics: Business

Cameroon’s startups have had trouble finding investment, and this year many were further hampered by the government’s three-month shutdown of the internet in English-speaking regions. Cameroon is hosting a series of meetings around the country to match startups with investors, but entrepreneurs are dubious.

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Trade Route, Once a Symbol of Stability in Disputed Region, Troubled by Restrictions

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: BusinessEconomyPolitics

New regulations that restrict trade between the sections of Kashmir controlled by Pakistan and India have created problems for businesspeople who trade fruit and other goods grown on either side. Trade numbers have dramatically lowered at the post, which the traders say hinders connections between family members separated by the border.

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Selling Fish on a Sri Lankan Bridge

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Palm Oil Prices Skyrocket in DRC, as Demand Outpaces Production

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: AgricultureBusinessNutrition

Palm oil is a standard ingredient in Congolese kitchens, but it’s also commonly used to make soap. Now, demand is outpacing production – and some families are getting priced out of the nutritional staple.

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Knowledge of Mandarin Chinese Opens Doors for Zimbabwe’s Young Job Seekers

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Business

With China’s strong economic ties to Zimbabwe, study of the language is rising in popularity among students and professionals in the African country. Young people say a command of the language has enabled them to find jobs quickly, but some experts warn that the nation’s economic development has become too reliant on Chinese culture and language.

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Congolese Firm Fixes Key Road in Remote DRC Area – but a Monsoon Test Awaits

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: BusinessInfrastructure

Many foreign contractors have failed to repair the main road between Butembo and Beni in DRC’s remote Ituri province, after the annual monsoon floods leave it impassable. A construction company owned and operated by Congolese successfully fixed the road this year – but will their repairs withstand the coming monsoon season?

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Rabbit Meat Gains Fans in Zimbabwe as a Healthy Protein Source

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: BusinessNutrition

More and more Zimbabweans are choosing to eat rabbit meat, a low-fat protein source, and those selling the meat say their businesses are more successful than they have been in years.

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Zimbabweans in Granite Mining Areas See Little Revenue From Prized Stone

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: BusinessExtractives

In 2016, Zimbabwe exported $45.5 million in granite, and the country’s black granite is particularly valued. There’s just one problem: Zimbabwe’s miners and mining communities are receiving a pittance of the revenue generated by their natural resource.

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