Between 2008 and 2017, more than a tenth of Nepal’s population left the country, looking for jobs that are scarce at home. The government is trying to bring workers back, but their efforts to support entrepreneurs and new businesses aren’t going as well as planned.
In Uganda, some people use public transportation to transport deceased relatives back to their ancestral villages for burial rather than book expensive private cars. But doing so can be risky, since getting caught can result in jail time.
In Democratic Republic of Congo, drivers are reluctant to take their vehicles for official routine inspections because the price is too high. But poor maintenance has resulted in shoddy vehicles, the use of which can have deadly consequences.
In Uganda, formal banking has not been a popular or traditional option for investing money. But that may change as the challenges of doing business have more Ugandans seeking out low-risk alternatives.
Members of savings groups in Zimbabwe eagerly anticipate receiving the money they’ve saved incrementally over the previous year. But as the bond note continues to drop in value, some members are in for a rude awakening.
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.