Small Business Critical as Continental Trade Pact Takes Shape
The adoption of the African Continental Free Trade Area has increased expectations that jobs will follow, as free movement of goods and services increases. To make this happen, it will be crucial to include special initiatives for small and medium size enterprises, or SMEs, writes Robin Renee Sanders.
A women’s chicken rearing enterprise.
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