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Sanergy : toilets in Nairobi’s slums

KENYA — In the slum areas of Kenya’s capital, indoor flush toilets are a rarity. Most people have to make do with plastic bags and outdoor pit latrines. To remedy the situation, a company called ...

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Mid-Term Review of the Choose Africa initiative

Introduction Start-ups and SMEs play a key role in job creation, economic growth and innovation. Their role is especially important in Africa, where they account for 60% of formal employment and ...

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Lynk, a young start-up transforming the informal sector in Kenya

In Kenya, as in the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa, the informal sector is omnipresent and very dynamic. 80% of the working population is employed in the informal sector.    THE CONTEXT  Seeing ...

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JUMO : banking services in the palm of your hand

Thanks to the emergence of the financial technologies sector – FinTech – and mobile phones in Africa, these devices have become real service delivery platforms. One example is JUMO, a start-up ...

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Cameroun: the seeds of entrepreneurs in agribusiness

With the TRANSFORM program, AFD and its partners are giving Cameroonian entrepreneurs the opportunity of bringing their initiatives to fruition. An innovative and effective way of reviving ...

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Andela and the developers from the Silicon Savanah

From autonomous solar energy systems to mobile payment solutions for unbanked users, technology is helping to solve a wide range of major development problems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Scientists, ...

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