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Using digital trade for development in Africa

Digital trade is rising in Africa and throughout the world. How can it be managed to deliver development outcomes? This article appraises the challenges and opportunities related to digital trade for African countries, as well as the scope for national and international solutions. When it comes to the digital economy in Africa, there has been a polarised debate between its cheerleaders and sceptics. This article takes the middle road, arguing that while the rise of digital trade brings with it many challenges for developing countries, it can clearly be a…

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The 1873 Digital Africa – Steady e-health growth in Africa, but future bright

Africa is experiencing slow but steady growth in e-health sector, but there future looks bright as bottlenecks are unblocked and startups achieve scale. Investor interest in Africa’s e-health sector has trundled along at a pretty stable rate over the past three years, but there are signs of growing interest. According to the most recent African Tech Startups Funding Report released by Disrupt Africa, 10 e-health startups raised a total of almost US$9.5 million in 2017. This figure was slightly up on the total raised in 2016 – US$8.36 million. Rob…...

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The 1873 Digital Africa – Moving towards a Digital Transformation Conference

We are organizing a conference on digital transformation that will be held on 31st May 2018 in Harare, Zimbabwe. This is the first in a series of events aimed at raising awareness of the potential of digital and to build the capacity to develop, deploy, manage and use digital systems and solutions among businesses and policymakers in Zimbabwe: Digital Zimbabwe 2018 with Shepherd Fungayi We are organizing a conference on digital transformation that will be held on 31st May 2018 in Harare, Zimbabwe.This is the first in a series of…

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The 1873 Digital Africa – Top 4 African tech trends to look out for

A decade ago, mobile phones propelled the beginnings of Africa’s tech wave through the arrival of mobile money – today, the mobile revolution has applications across every sphere of modern life in the region. With a young population of early-adopters and an improving infrastructure from telecommunications to payments, investment in Africa in 2018 is likely to eclipse record-breaking growth, and be driven by more post-seed capital. Investors and entrepreneurs alike building on the foundation of a rapidly expanding tech ecosystem will tap into success in four key trends: #1 Global tech…

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