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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Nigeria Is Now Africa's Top Tech Nation, Beats South Africa


Image may contain: possible text that says 'EDESON NEWS Edeson Online Newspaper ...news stories you can trust @EndyEdesonNews January 14, 2020 TECHNOLOGY NEWS Nigeria Is Now Africa's Top Tech Nation, Beats S/Africa Nigeria currently have 85 Tech Hubs the highest in Africa followed by South Africa with 80 Tech Hubs. Lagos is now Africa's top innovative city with over 40 Tech Hubs " 08136125128 physical digital entrepreneurs" www.EdesonOnlineNews.com'Africa's Booming Tech Hubs... Have Grown 40% This Yea.  Forbes. There are 618 active tech hubs in Africa. Africa's technology ecosystems have experienced "incredible growth" as they have rapidly expanded in recent years, with 618 active tech hubs providing "the backbone of Africa’s tech ecosystem," according to the GSMA.
This is a 40% leap over the 442 hubs counted last year, while this ecosystem was "mainly boosted by a torrent of venture funds, development finance, corporate involvement, as well as ever-growing, innovative communities," it said.
An active tech hub is defined as "an organisation currently active with a physical local address, offering facilities and support for tech and digital entrepreneurs" in research conducted by Briter Bridges and the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator programme, which identified an "innovation quadrangle" encompassed by Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt and Kenya.
Nigeria and South Africa are still the most advanced ecosystems, the report found, with 85 and 80 active tech hubs respectively. [b]Lagos is now the top innovative city by number of hubs (40+ ), while the Western Cape, Gauteng and Durban are the core of South Africa’s tech hubs scene.[/b]
"Kenya, already established as the heart of East Africa’s technology ecosystem, with almost 50 tech hubs, represents the Eastern point of this innovation quadrangle, and new investors and corporates are flocking to Nairobi every week, looking to seize the fast-growing pool of tech talents in the country," write the report's co-author Dario Giuliani (Founder of Briter Bridges) and Sam Ajadi (senior insights manager at the GSMA's Ecosystem Accelerator).
"Egypt, with 56 active hubs, is positioned as the de facto node between the African and Middle Eastern ecosystems. Cairo, among the top urbanising cities globally, has now grown to become one of the top three cities by number of hubs across the continent.


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MayWonder Abefe

Yet Buhari's government is not good....

Christsent Ese Onaih

Rwanda is now working on electrical commercial vehicles and we are saying Nigeria is this and that😭

Sunday Coolspirit James

abg oo 4 wia this tn d work 4 9ja?

Micheal Callix Oyibo

Story for the gods

Anietie Everest

Story story story

Oluremi Adekunle Okunlola

Yaba tech or wayting

Ugo Awa

Just imagine how far we would gone if we didn't have the plague Buhari as president. The man cannot even explain what tech hub means



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