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Here are 7 predictions for the African tech startup space in 2017

Here are 7 predictions for the African tech startup space in 2017

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.

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Africa's tech hubs

Innovation hubs have become a mainstay of Africa’s emerging technology ecosystem.

Mark Zuckerberg's trips to Nigeria and Kenya track tech's growing interests on the continent

Mark Zuckerberg's trips to Nigeria and Kenya track tech's growing interests on the continent

After a surprise Nigeria visit to meet with techies in Lagos, Mark Zuckerberg took his Africa tour to Kenya this Thursday.

Mark Zuckerberg has made a surprise visit to Nairobi to learn about mobile money

Mark Zuckerberg has made a surprise visit to Nairobi to learn about mobile money

On his surprise tour of tech hubs in Africa, Mark Zuckerberg has made a pit stop in Nairobi.

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A few things we learned about tech hubs in Africa: GSMA (Infographic)

The last mapping exercise done by the World Bank in September 2015 listed less than 120 tech hubs in Africa. As of July 2016, GSMA’s research suggests there are 314 active tech hubs in Africa.

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

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

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.

Ghana's startup hub pioneer MEST is going pan-African with a $50 million fund

Ghana's startup hub pioneer MEST is going pan-African with a $50 million fund

Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has built one of Africa’s best known startup ecosystems in Accra, Ghana over the last eight years—and now it’s doubling down on a push to take its vision pan-African.

Government funding is just one avenue for African tech. Credit: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg; Eduard Gismatullin/Bloomberg. institutionalinvestor.com

Government funding is just one avenue for African tech

Hoping to reap the economic benefits of a digital revolution, several African countries are seeking to build their own versions of Silicon Valley.

Ghana’s MEST incubator To launch Pan-African VC fund, expand training programs to Nigeria & Kenya

Ghana's MEST incubator to launch Pan-African VC fund, expand training programs to Nigeria & Kenya

Ghana’s MEST innovation space is making moves, gearing up to launch a Pan-African VC fund in 2015, while expanding its IT training program into Nigeria and Kenya.

4 reasons investors should seriously look to Africa for tech

4 reasons investors should seriously look to Africa for tech

In recent years, Africa has become a hotbed of technological innovation. The spread of mobile technology has spurred new companies, such as delivery service MamaMikes, which allows dispersed family members to send gifts …

Africa's neither 'rising' nor 'falling' but it is growing-fast

Africa's neither 'rising' nor 'falling' but it is growing. Fast

Africa is vast. It is varied. When it comes to the region’s development, a host of differing narratives shape the story around its economic progress. With a long-standing presence in the region, GE has worked with, and helped to nurture its tremendous potential.

Co-Creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUBNigeria). Credit: pagablog.com

4 reasons Africa is the rising star of the tech world

There are many economic, cultural, political and technological differences across Africa, but the continent is home to one of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies and holds extraordinary promise as an incubator of the next generation of tech talent.

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Nairobi on global top 21 intelligent city list

A new ranking by the Intelligent Community Forum has positioned Nairobi as one of the Smart21 intelligent communities in the world for the year 2015.

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East Africa's burgeoning tech hubs (Video)

In Kenya, East Africa’s largest economy, 1 in 5 people access the web using a smart phone.

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Africa's tech start-ups of the future

Silicon Africa is gaining attention, investment, and momentum.

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Lagos vs. Kenya vs. South Africa: Which is Africa's ICT capital?

Why is it Lagos up there and not Nigeria? Because Lagos almost qualifies as a country of its own right now.

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Billion dollar tech cities - Ghana's Hope and Kenya's Konza Techno: Boon or bane to Africa's tech movement?

The governments of Ghana and Kenya are committing billions of dollars to building tech capitals Hope and Konza in the hopes of positioning themselves as ICT hubs in the region.

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African Tech Hubs and VC Funds Hope to Bridge the Digital Divide

In its recent report on global trends in Internet connectivity, the World Economic Forum found countries in Africa are still lagging many of their peers in other areas of the developing world.