Africa is the incubator for some of the most disruptive tech ideas

Cape Town, South Africa

Africa is a continent predominantly of young people, and those young people are benefiting from modern communications networks which connect this vast continent as never before.

Two of the facts that struck me particularly at this month’s excellent Trading Africa conference in Cape Town were that six in ten Africans are aged under 25 and more than one-third of the population has a mobile phone.

As a continent, Africa is rich in resources. And I don’t just mean raw materials – the precious metals, the oil – I also mean people, and ideas, and in particular the aspirations of the young.

Read more: Africa – a young, inter-connected continent | Thomson Reuters Blog.