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EDITORIAL: The lifeboat of informality

EDITORIAL: The lifeboat of informality

African governments and their formal business sectors often hold up the informal sector as the nemesis of formalised growth  and  organised  development  –  yet for many citizens on the continent...

Digging their way out of trouble

Digging their way out of trouble

Despite the hard work, informal mining in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo offers many poor people an opportunity of an income Aristide* starts his day by making the long walk from his home...