From the fruit seller at the side of the road to the fisherman supplying a market, informal businesses account for the majority of economic activity on the continent. The space is made up of necessity entrepreneurs, due to a shortage of job opportunities, and many have a limited formal education, if any at all. Inventory …

The future will be built in Africa, Facebook FB +0.26% CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in Nigeria, before travelling to Kenya, the “world leader” in mobile money, on his first visit to sub-Saharan Africa, a surprise trip which has propelled Africa’s entrepreneurial spirit into the news. “It’s inspiring to see how engineers here are using mobile money …

Ghanaian startup Landmapp, which specialises in delivering affordable land rights documentation for smallholder farmers, is expecting to triple its revenues once the harvest season begins in October. Landmapp was founded in January 2015 but launched operations in March of this year. It offers three distinct products: FarmSeal for farm parcels, HomeSeal for residential parcels and …