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    Cash rich tobacco farmers are an annual blessing to Zimbabwe´s sex workers. "In this bad economy, tobacco farmers pay bigger tips than say pastors or civil servants," say sex workers.

    PAMELA KEMESO | 2017-04-02 09:57:18
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    Banking entrepreneurship help Zambia women avoid gender violence

    Violent husbands in Zambia grab profits from wives who run street food markets. "We get training in safe, secret banking to protect our incomes for the future."

    WALTER MURAISI | 2017-04-02 10:24:23
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    South Africa: City jobs pick-up points trap immigrant women into sexual exploitation.

    Wealthy employers when they drive immigrant women to their homes, they lure you with R200 ($15) for a job that should cost R90 a day. They propose to reduce working hours in return for coercing you into sex. We can’t tell police because we carry expired visas.

    RUTENDO SAGWIDZA | 2017-04-07 21:45:56
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    Zimbabwe: Street vendors deploy Karate and comedy to capture vanishing customers.

    Zimbabwe´s cities have some of the highest number of street vendors countable in Africa´s urban areas. Vendors are adopting bizarre tactics to sell their wares; some using displays of open-air Karate arts to trap buyers.

    RAY MWAREYA | 2017-04-11 15:14:27
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    Entrepreneurship: Zimbabwe housemaids sell secret “Wi-Fi” to beat hard economy.

    To earn petty dollars, underage domestic maids are resorting to secretly selling their employers Wi-Fi passwords. "Our salaries go for ten months without getting paid. We have to be clever and sell our madams home Wi-Fi gigabytes. Times are desperate."

    CARTER MAVHIZA | 2017-04-24 09:43:42
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    South Africa: Women entreprenuers bake at night to avoid crime and maximise profits

    Migrant women bakers in South Africa work only at night to dodge crime; targeting winter factory workers and reaping night bread profits. "It makes sense therefore to mix flour at night when competitors are asleep and municipal health inspectors are asleep too."

    WALTER MURAISI | 26 Apr 2017

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