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Africa’s Digital Revolution: It’s Not Easy

A researcher from the Oxford Internet Institute shares observations on Africa's digital (r)evolution from a comparative study of ventures and entrepreneurs in Nairobi, Lagos, and Kigali.

/ 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

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

U.S. Entrepreneurs Target Africa’s Solar Opportunity

A slew of VC-funded, American solar energy startups seek to profit by electrifying African communities, per Bill McKibben in the latest issue of the New Yorker.

/ June 2017