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Leapfrogging the cookstove

Take a closer look at those LPG (cooking gas) cylinders stacked around the pole, displayed for sale. The small ones on top have a rough and ready metal fitting attached to them which converts them into stoves. However, you’ll  note in the delivery cart that these small cylinders are without the addition. This makes me […]

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Cash in hand

I needed to convert some euros into Ivorien francs in Abidjan last month and my colleague suggested Treichville market as the go to place. On our way there, I’d imagined it would be one of those hole in the wall currency exchange kiosks one sees in global cities from Singapore to South Africa. There would […]

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Bitcoin accepted here

This money transfer point in Treichville market, Abidjan in the Cote D’Ivoire accepts bitcoins.

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