Tech The 1873 Digital Africa 

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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African Tech The 1873 Digital Africa 

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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