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You can read this quote by Dayo Olopade, about Africa’s informal job sectors that are keeping the continent afloat, in this New York Times op-ed.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and founding director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.