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Access to funding: the ultimate struggle for women

In sub-Saharan Africa, 45 percent of women lack official identification, and 37 percent have a bank account (compared with 48 percent of men). Similarly, women very often have little capital to start their business and are less likely to benefit from private investment capital. Banks require collateral that women often...
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Nigeria A fund to help entrepreneurs victim of protests

The Oyo State, in the south-west of Nigeria, will give 500 million nairas (1,1 million euros) to entrepreneurs to support collateral victims of recent protests against the police in Lagos. Other fundings have been deployed by the government and Access Bank with a fund specially dedicated to youth....
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Tribune African entrepreneur could ride the wave of frugal innovation

In a context marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, African entrepreneurs, faced with energy, infrastructural (interconnection, connectivity, regional mobility), financial, military (terrorism in the Sahel, ethnic wars), agricultural, digital issues ... and renewed protectionist impulses can draw a number of lessons. The first could relate to frugal innovation.   By Alioune Guèye*...
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South African entrepreneurs brace for profitable 2017

Emerging South African entrepreneurs, just like most African entrepreneurs, endured a very frustrating 2016 as turbulent economic times spread across the continent. May they brace for profitable 2017. The South African economy took a backward knock that was mainly headlined by political and higher education instability. 2016 saw the local...