For the world’s poorest continent, faster and higher growth (https://webmail.timesmedia.co.za/owa/redir.aspx?REF=zyl2nOkXiteMPi_KNz-tZnYKM0MKIcrAtMOe4gHYYPDmQRpL0ZXXCAFodHRwczovL3d3dy5hZmRiLm9yZy9lbi9rbm93bGVkZ2UvcHVibGljYXRpb25zL2FmcmljYW4tZWNvbm9taWMtb3V0bG9vaw..) is a necessity. Countries such as Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and Rwanda are among the top 10 fastest-growing economies globally, yet most economies are still dominated by informal (https://webmail.timesmedia.co.za/owa/redir.aspx?REF=bbpdzOO70uLijuGXT7rhnZCQ0wSKz7K0FU-a3-BH00XmQRpL0ZXXCAFodHRwczovL3d3dy53ZWZvcnVtLm9yZy9hZ2VuZGEvMjAxOS8wOC8zLXdheXMtdG8tZ2V0LWFmcmljYXMtaW5mb3JtYWwtZWNvbm9teS1vbi10aGUtYm9va3Mv) small businesses.

As African countries look beyond development aid to drive their growth, Africa’s private sector needs to grow too. With a decade to go to meet the UN’s 2030 sustainable development goals, Africa’s leaders must transform the continent’s vast entrepreneurial talent into a thriving and sustainable forc...

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