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DRC Youth Are Flooding Politics. But Are They Only Doing It for the Money?

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: JobsPolitics

In Kisangani, a major city in Democratic Republic of Congo, young people are graduating from good universities, only to find themselves in a pool of unemployment. Turning to a life in politics might be the only lucrative option they have left.

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In Zimbabwe: They Fix the Road for Tips, But Are They Really Helping?

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Jobs

Amateur repair crews who fill potholes in Zimbabwe’s roads may be doing more harm than good, but some repairmen say earning tips by working on the road is the only way they can feed their families.

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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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Nepal Region Braces for Change as Road Construction Brings Workers, Opportunity

Region: Nepal

Topics: BusinessJobs

High in the Himalayas, workers descend on Nepal’s Mustang region to help build a road that will connect to China. The project will make transport between the two countries easier, and it’s already begun to change the face of the region.

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Minimum Wage Hike Backfires for Domestic Workers in Zambia

Region: Zambia

Topics: EconomyJobsMoney

The Zambian government passed a law in 2018 that dramatically increased the minimum wage. But the move, intended to help workers, has left maids scrambling to find jobs.

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In Srinagar, Renowned Floating Gardens Have Been Men’s Domain – Until Now

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: AgricultureJobsWomen's Rights

Dal Lake is known as a jewel of Indian-administered Kashmir. Now, women, who are increasingly cultivating produce on the lake, say it’s key to their livelihoods.

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In Mexico’s Poorest State, Training Program Helps Youth Make the Most of Few Options

Region: Mexico

Topics: BusinessChild RightsJobs

In Chiapas, the state with Mexico’s highest childhood poverty rate, many children quit school early to work instead. These youth have few options, but a training program strives to put opportunity within reach.

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Nepal’s Nursing Colleges Reserve Spots for Male Students

Region: Nepal

Topics: Jobs

Nurses are the second-largest group of health care professionals in Nepal, but hardly any of those jobs belong to men. But the country’s nursing council is trying out a new strategy this year to draw more men into the profession.

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More Women Join Mexico City’s Police Force

Region: Mexico

Topics: Jobs

Fewer than half of women in Mexico work outside the home, but more and more of them are finding employment in a possibly surprising place: the Mexico City police force.

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Venezuelan Engineers Flee to Argentina but Find Few Jobs Await

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human MigrationJobs

As Venezuela’s economic crisis worsens, almost 7,000 Venezuelan engineers have moved to Argentina during the past two years. But Argentina’s economy is staggering, too, and the job market is fiercely competitive, so where does that leave a trained engineer?

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