Well that was 2016, folks, a bad year for famous people but another pretty good one for the African tech startup ecosystem.
What can we expect from 2017, however? We look ahead to the next 12 months and speculate on how the scene will develop.
Oh, by the way, here’s what we reckoned would happen in 2016. How did we do?
Diagnostics will be a big deal
It has long been known that e-health has tremendous potential to make the delivery of healthcare in Africa more efficient. It is now becoming clear that this will be in the diagnostics space.
In South Africa, hearScreen and Vula Mobile are becoming market leaders. Uganda’s Matibabu is focusing on malaria. Nigeria’s Aajoh is using artificial intelligence (AI) to diagnose patients. Zimbabwe’s Dr CADx is doing the same.
Read more: 7 predictions for the African tech startup space in 2017
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- Cementing Africa’s future: The rise and rise of Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man
- The five keys to a more prosperous Africa: Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank
- Billion dollar tech cities – Ghana’s Hope and Kenya’s Konza Techno: Boon or bane to Africa’s tech movement?
- How to encourage innovation in Africa: Khanyi Dhlomo, Ndalo Media Founder & Ashish Thakkar, Mara Group Founder
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- ShowMax is stepping up its pan-African battle with Netflix by putting servers in Kenya
- Private equity firm TA Associates announces minority investment in Interswitch
- Why Konga could be Africa’s answer to Amazon: Shola Adekoya, CEO, Konga
- Vodafone slams proposed split of Kenya’s M-PESA as ‘ridiculous’
- Safaricom faces break-up call from Kenyan lawmaker
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- Nigeria’s leading hotel booking company Hotels.ng launches flight bookings
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- Kenya telecoms regulator says has no intention to split Safaricom
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- EXEO Capital’s agribusiness Agri-Vie Fund II attracts over $100M in first close
- Coca-Cola Buys AB InBev Out of Africa Unit for $3.2 Billion
- Kenya and Nigeria Officials Have Different Economic Outlooks (Videos)
- Aliko Dangote: In for the long haul
- The top eight busiest ports in Africa (Photos and Infographic)
- PE house Mediterrania reveals €250m target for third Africa fund
- Pan-African Liquid Telecom Group has completed the $500M purchase of South Africa’s Neotel
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- CEO at Bob Diamond’s Atlas Mara exits company
- MTN Ghana prepares for IPO in 2017
- Egypt, Algeria and Nigeria are the top 3 mortgage growth markets in 2017: Euromonitor
- MTN South Africa’s CEO Mteto Nyati resigns, to be replaced by Motsa
- Orange Seeks Africa Deals as Wireless Carrier Eyes Expansion
- Kenyan banks have joined forces to launch a mobile money rival to M-PESA
- Nigerian Stock Exchange to seek approval for public listing
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