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Soaring Rents, High Demand Pushing out Many Buenos Aires Tenants

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human MigrationHuman RightsMoney

Affordable housing is out of reach for many Buenos Aires renters, and experts and tenants’ groups are looking at ways to rectify the situation.

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Zambians, Wary of Taxpayer ID Rule, Opt for Mobile Money Rather Than Banks

Region: Zambia

Topics: EconomyMoney

Zambia’s government and its banks insist the country’s new taxpayer identification numbers aren’t used to collect additional taxes. But the public’s suspicions about this ID requirement have driven many locals to favor digital transactions, now a booming business.

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Insulin Prices Spike in Zimbabwe, as Cash Shortage Continues

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AccessEconomyHealthMoney

In Zimbabwe, people with diabetes are cutting their dosages of vital insulin and feeling the adverse health consequences. Unable to get credit, the country’s pharmaceutical companies are increasing drug prices and can’t keep up with demand.

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Plummeting Peso Sinks Hopes of First-Time Home Buyers in Argentina

Region: Argentina

Topics: Money

The Argentine government created a program that was supposed to make it easier for first-time home buyers to get a mortgage. But the slumping Argentine peso has put the plans of many would-be buyers in jeopardy, because most homes are priced in dollars.

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In Foreign-Exchange Trading, Young Zimbabweans View Rewards as Outweighing Risks

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: BusinessMoney

Currency trading pays for some, while others gain nothing. With cash and jobs difficult to obtain, this market is becoming increasingly popular, and young people are taking courses to help them master the strategies to trade.

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DRC’s Unemployed Football Fans Hope to Monetize Their Passion – in Betting Shops

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Money

DRC has never been one of Africa’s gambling hot spots, but high unemployment has made gambling a popular way to make quick money. Now, football fans with few employment opportunities are spending hours playing the odds – at any cost.

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Gold Rush: The Promise of Chinese Money Spurs Zimbabweans To Dig

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: ExtractivesMoney

Zimbabwe's government says China has poured millions of dollars into the gold-mining industry, but it's nearly impossible to tell whether that money makes its way to miners. Even so, the lure of Chinese-funded grants and loans has Zimbabweans unearthing increasingly more gold.

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Mobile Money Is a Boon for Ugandans, But Payment Agents Fear Thefts, Attacks

Region: Uganda

Topics: BusinessMoney

As the popularity of mobile money transactions increases in Uganda, payment agents say they are being targeted by criminals. Mobile network service providers say they are fighting back with better training for agents and shop owners.

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