A Rare Female Mortician in Zimbabwe Copes With Myths, Does the Job ‘With Perfection’

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Business

In a “scary” profession that is stigmatized by false local beliefs, Margret Nyakudya serves as both an ambulance driver and a mortician. She feels fortunate to hold a job that she loves in a nation where unemployment is widespread.

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Featured Photo of Mexico’s Guardias Presidenciales

Region: Mexico

Topics: Politics

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Region: Nepal

Topics: Culture

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Wary Congolese Move Their Money Elsewhere As Banks Close, Customers Lose Deposits

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Business

With shaky financial institutions closing and customers losing money, banking in the Democratic Republic of Congo is risky. The unreliable banking system is forcing people to seek out informal cooperatives or move their money across borders.

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Local Vendors Struggle to Maintain Market Share as Foreign Supermarkets Move In

Region: Zambia

Topics: Business

The Zambian GDP depends on foreign direct investment in mining, retail and other industries, which support the country’s growing middle class. But as the middle class turns to new and comfortable supermarkets for their grocery shopping, Zambia’s local food vendors feel left behind.

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Featured Photo of Police Trainees in Nepal

Region: Nepal

Topics: Culture

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Migrant Workers, Frustrated After Being Cheated at Home and Abroad, Seek Justice

Region: Nepal

Topics: Human Rights

Of the millions of Nepalese who head abroad for work, many find jobs through employment agencies that charge illegal fees and leave the migrant workers effectively in indentured servitude. But those exploited workers finally have the chance to face off against the employment agencies that sent them abroad, thanks to a mediation program launched this year by Nepal’s Department of Foreign Employment.

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Featured Photo of Mexico City’s International Festival of Lights

Region: Mexico

Topics: Culture

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Featured Photo of a Rice Harvest in Nepal

Region: Nepal

Topics: Environment

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Featured Photo of Hindu Worship in Nepal

Region: Nepal

Topics: Culture

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