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Africa: What's greater the potential or the risk?

In my first article on the growth of the African Consumer I looked at the emerging middle class of Africa and the role mobile technology has played on the continent.  694 more words

Emerging Markets: Africa

August 18

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today?

“The Store of Habijah Savage on the Long Wharff was broke open.”

Earlier this week the Adverts 250 Project featured an… 309 more words

Daily Advert Update

August 15

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today?

“STOLEN out of the Subscriber’s House in the Night … Two silver Watches.”

As a general rule, most advertisements featured on the Adverts 250 Project promoted consumer goods and services. 256 more words

Daily Advert Update

How to improve Kenya’s economic development model

This article first appeared in my weekly column with the Business Daily on July 31, 2016

Last week scholars from Japan shared highlights from the publication… 761 more words


The Miseducation of Informal Sector Biashara

photo cred: @pesa_africa

photo cred: @pesa_africa

Biashara in Africa’s emerging economies – Nigeria and Kenya – are at loggerheads with the state.  An ever bulging young demographic  and a failure to absorb them into the formal economy has resulted in increased biashara.   558 more words


Giving Voice to the Informal Economy in Africa through Social Media

Are you doing research on the informal economy in sub-Saharan Africa or elsewhere? Are you concerned about the lack of representation of those in the informal economy in policy making that fundamentally affects people lives and livelihood? 65 more words

Cross-cultural Management

The evolution of Kenya's informal sector agency

Mobile money human agent were one of the key pillars of Mpesa and mobile money success.

Today, human agents in Kenya, and Nairobi have evolved to cater for an increasing number of services: cash in cash out, banking service, prepaid utility. 203 more words