Nigeria Rising: Inside Africa's Cradle of Innovation

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At 170 million people including a growing middle class and a giant youth market, Nigeria contains Africa’s largest population. That means half of the population is younger than 20 years old, tech-savvy and eager to adopt the latest tools as they become available.

With such a large number of college-age youth, it’s no wonder Nigeria’s own colleges are churning out record numbers of graduates looking for jobs in the burgeoning tech sector. At the same time, many Nigerians who traveled abroad for higher education are returning home and founding startups designed to help their country overcome infrastructure deficiencies and other obstacles through innovation and technology.

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