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Lessons from informal business

Formal employment opportunities have been on a steady decline. Over the past two years, a number of institutions in Kenya have laid off staff as a cost cutting measure. 492 more words

Hawking In Nairobi

The quest for people to engage in activities that generate money in an environment where formal employment is a limited option has caused many Kenyans to pursue options in the informal economy. 499 more words

Neglecting the youth hampers the development of Africa

This article first appeared in my weekly column with the Business Daily on March 5, 2017

A few weeks ago, a local television station aired the story of a young man who is an orphan, had been admitted to some of the most prestigious learning institutions in the country but was now living the life of a pauper. 687 more words

Africa

Mr Jaitley, Informal Economy Doesn't Necessarily Mean Black Economy

The finance minister Arun Jaitley has been at the forefront in trying to defend the demonetisation or notebandi decision of the Modi government.

He recently said in London… 1,181 more words

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Small Scale Farming

Farming has long been the main economic activity in most rural settings. It is the backbone that provides most households with a source of livelihood. This is one of the reasons why most African communities see land as a major asset for it provides a form of stability when it comes to providing basic essentials for survival and existence. 495 more words

Michigan Radio interview

January 2017

Stateside with Cynthia Canty, one of Michigan Radio’s regular programs, invited me to be a part of their Next Idea series which highlights ideas and innovations that help push Detroit forward. 29 more words