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Emerging Business Models Help Smartphone Affordability & Africa’s Digital Pioneers

For many mass-market consumers in Africa, smartphones are out of reach, thus limiting the ability of digital businesses in sub-Saharan Africa to grow and achieve scale. New business models are emerging to help.

/ July 2017

On Africa’s Fragmented Markets: Innovators Can Win By Developing Platforms

Africa's fragmented markets are problematic for consumers and producers but present opportunities for savvy innovators to create & capture value using platform business models.

/ July 2017
Addis, Ababa

Ethiopia is the World’s Fastest Growing Economy

Three of the world's fastest growing economies in 2017 are African, and Ethiopia leads the pack with a GDP growth rate 2.4x faster than the global average.

/ July 2017
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Sheba Valley: The Making of Ethiopia’s Tech Sector

Ethiopia's emerging tech ecosystem, Sheba Valley, is poised to provide the world with innovative solutions, products, and services in the coming years. Learn more.

Lagos, Nigeria - Rich, Poor Divide

Should African Entrepreneurs Target the Few Affluent or the Many Low-Income Consumers?

Afridigest's Editorial Board briefly explores a Harvard Business Review article that suggests the road to success in Africa involves targeting affluent consumers.

/ July 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa is the World’s Fastest Growing Mobile Market

By 2020, sub-Saharan Africa will have more than half a billion unique mobile subscribers (around half of its population), offering great opportunities for social & commercial innovation.

/ July 2017
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