Half of the tech hubs in Africa are located in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt and Morocco

Tech companies help foster the startup ecosystem in Africa. Credit: Reuters/Thomas Mukoya/qz.com

A total of 314 tech hubs and incubation centers was recorded in July by the global telecoms industry body GSMA’s Ecosystem Accelerator, a program that works to enable partnerships between operators and developers on the continent.

The latest figure on the number of tech hubs in Africa was a marked increase from the 117 centers that were recorded by the World Bank last year. The more than 300 hubs are spread across 93 cities in 42 countries across the African continent. However, more than half of the hubs are located in just five countries, namely: South Africa, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria and Morocco.

Read more: Half of the tech hubs in Africa are located in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt and Morocco — Quartz

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