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Africa Business Radio — Africa is on the move…young people are harnessing technology,” - Barack Obama at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit Nairobi, Kenya 2015.
The digital economy in Africa started in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1995 when Mark Shuttleworth built Thawte, a leading certificate authority, and sold it to Verisign when Vodacom championed prepaid airtime. the wave then moved to Ghana in 2001, when, together with Mark Davies and others, BusyInternet was built.
Nigeria currently enjoys some of the most interesting developments in product development. According to a report by GSMA Intelligence 2017, Nigerians boast up to 86 million unique mobile subscribers, making it a technology developer's playground.
According to estimates released at the Google For Nigeria conference last week, by the year 2034 Africa is expected to have the world's largest working-age population of 1.1 billion -- yet only 3 to 4 million jobs are created annually.
African web users are already taking the first step in making moves in the digital economy. Africa Business Radio