Agriculture

Rwandan State Gives Free Cows to Poor Families, With Mixed Results

In Rwanda, where agriculture drives the economy, a cow is a symbol of wealth. To help the rural poor, the government has for more than a decade been giving select rural families one cow each, but the animal is not a simple gift – caring for a cow is difficult and expensive.

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Education

Zimbabwe Leaves Students Broke and Alone in Foreign Countries

Scholarships to study in universities abroad are popular among students in Zimbabwe, where the national education system’s quality is inconsistent at best. But many scholarship winners say their stipends, intended to cover basic living costs, stopped coming more than a year ago.

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Money

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

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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