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Zimbabweans Turn to Traditional Medicine As Prescriptions Drug Prices Spike

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AccessEconomyHealth

Zimbabwe’s economic crisis has caused a huge spike in prices for prescription drugs and hospital care. Looking for alternatives, people are increasingly turning to traditional medicine.

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To Combat Skyrocketing Prices, Zimbabweans are Making and Selling Goods From Home

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: BusinessEconomy

Zimbabwe’s unstable economy has made it too expensive for people to buy even basic goods and services from supermarkets and other businesses. So local people have taken matters into their own hands.

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Zimbabwe’s New Grain Policy Has Farmers Eyeing Black Market

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureEconomyLegislation

In Zimbabwe, a new policy requires farmers to sell maize to the government at a fixed price. But maize farmers say that it’s not enough to live on.

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Zimbabweans Move to Rural Areas As Opportunities in Cities Dry Up

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EconomyHuman Migration

Zimbabwe’s economic crisis has caused massive job losses in cities. Looking for cheaper living options, many people are now migrating back to rural areas.

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Is Cryptocurrency the Solution to Zimbabwe’s Money Crisis?

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EconomyMoney

In Zimbabwe, cryptocurrencies appear to some as a solution to the currency crisis. A new platform – SPURT – is gaining popularity, but not everyone is convinced that the benefits outweigh the risks.

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Tobacco is Their Prized Crop. The Sri Lankan Government Is About to Ban It

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: AgricultureEconomyJobs

Facing an upcoming ban on tobacco production, farmers in Sri Lanka are hard-pressed to find an alternative crop to replace their livelihood. But many worry that it won’t be enough to sustain them.

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Zimbabwe: When the Value of Money Changes Daily, What Does it Cost to Live?

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EconomyMoney

Zimbabwe’s economic situation fluctuates as changes to the currency leave people concerned about their savings and ability to earn a living.

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Zimbabwe’s Film Industry Hit Hard by Economic Troubles

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: ArtsEconomy

In the years following independence, Zimbabwe’s film industry was thriving. Now, reduced investment and the recent economic crisis are taking a toll. Even actors with the distinction of being household names are feeling the effects.

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After the Diamond Rush: Shoddy Housing, Few Jobs in Eastern Zimbabwe

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EconomyExtractives

Zimbabwe’s massive diamond discovery was expected to bring wealth to local people. But so far, they have only seen tightening restrictions and unfulfilled promises.

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In Zambia, Scams on the Rise as Mobile Money Booms

Region: Zambia

Topics: BusinessEconomyMoney

Across Africa, mobile money is everywhere. But, as some Zambians are finding out the hard way, scammers are everywhere, too.

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