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  • Why Entrepreneurs Are Missing Out On Africa’s ‘Hidden’ Informal Markets

    The informal sector holds great promise in Africa. Photo - M&G - informal markets By Tom Jackson, 3:38 pm AFKI Original

    Informal markets represent an incredible opportunity in Africa. In Zambia, for example, the informal sector accounts for 90 percent of employment, and represents well over one million informal businesses. Key areas that need exploring are agribusiness, textiles, timber and forestry, as there are huge opportunities to disrupt smallholder enterprise systems and introduce innovative concepts that can be sustainable and profitable.

  • Congo Brazzaville Government Reopens Largest Trader Market

    By Makula Dunbar, 12:24 pm

    Planning minister, Jean-Jacques Buoya, recently announced the reopening of Congo Brazzaville’s largest market, CCTV Africa reported. Four years and $12 million dollars later, the now new and improved market provides a space with better security and sanitation across its 4,5000 meters of square feet. One trader, named Josephine, said that the upgraded

  • Mali Traders Protest Against Business Going To Foreigners

    By Ann Brown, 9:00 pm

    Workers and traders in Mali  are unhappy about opportunities given to foreign traders instead of them. And a group recently held a peaceful protest. “The protest brought together a huge number of workers and traders in the town before ending at the regional governor’s office,”reports the Global Times. “We have been there for two years […]

  • Kenyan Traders Fleeing Conflict Stuck With South Sudan Pounds

    By Kevin Mwanza, 9:20 am

    Thousands of traders fleeing South Sudan are in a fix, having come with millions of South Sudanese pounds, a currency that local foreign exchange dealers will not touch.

  • NGO Links Swiss Traders to Nigeria Oil Scam

    By Makula Dunbar, 6:17 pm

    Swiss NGO Berne Declaration, which specializes in equitable international finance relations, has called out Swiss commodity traders in connection to a Nigeria oil scam. According to Voice of America, Nigerian lawmakers have reacted and kicked off an investigation created to delve into fuel subsidy cuts and corruption amongst officials.

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