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In the middle of Merkato, one of the biggest marketplaces in Africa, are open-air specialised vendors. They are selling shoe shine materials, including brushes and shoe polish. Their main customers are shoeshine boys, who can choose from different brands and prices. The specialised vendors give credence to Merkato as a market where businesses and individuals could find almost everything.


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