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Addressing the access-to-energy challenge in Nigeria

In sub-Saharan Africa, lack of access to reliable energy is one of the most pressing social and economic development issues and is a significant contributor to the abysmal outcomes in health, nutrition, food security, education, security, business competitiveness, and employment.…

Franchising: Big possibilities for small businesses

Many commentators attribute the parlous state of the economies of most African states to the underperformance of their small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the driving force of successful economies.…

Exchanges give SMEs a helping hand

Roadside mechanics fixing tyres and engines, street vendors hawking telephone cards, a factory turning old tyres into luxury sandals for the world – small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are creating the productivity and jobs that Africa needs.