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Episode 557: Doing Business Like A Refugee

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Ali Daud Omar will repair your cell phone for $6. He's one of the refugees benefiting from the Ugandan government's right to work policy.

Ali Daud Omar will repair your cell phone for $6. He's one of the refugees benefiting from the Ugandan government's right to work policy.

Gregory Warner/NPR

In most parts of the world, refugees are not allowed to work. But Mohammed Osman Ali is a refugee in Uganda, and there, he legally runs a video game arcade and a variety store.

Today on the show, why most countries won't let refugees work. And why Uganda is trying something different.

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