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African nations are working to strengthen their economies by reducing dependence on foreign direct investment and aid, yet access to capital and financing remains a huge barrier for home-grown entrepreneurs.
Research by Wharton’s Valentina Assenova shows that disadvantaged entrepreneurs can grow their companies significantly in terms of revenue and employment by working with incubators.
The potential gains for the start-ups driving fintech are obvious. But the possibilities for extending financial services to the under-served are already being realized and can be extended further, notes[…]
U.S. enforcement authorities are increasingly targeting corrupt practices among Chinese companies in Africa. Four trends are worth watching, notes this opinion piece.
Entrepreneur Mpho Sekwele discusses how her background and years in the retail sector have influenced the way she runs her startup ventures.
Blockchain can bring big social benefits to emerging economies -- but it has limitations, note experts at a Wharton forum.
Opportunity International believes that empowering entrepreneurs and educating children can help break the poverty cycle. Fintech is a great enabler towards this goal, notes the group's executive director.
American Homebuilders of West Africa builds homes for locals while giving foreign investors a robust return.
Nonprofit myAgro's novel financing model is transforming the way African farmers pay for their harvests.
A strong aviation industry can boost African economies, but entrenched interests and other hurdles must be removed, say the authors of 'Fly Africa.'