January 24

Can Kenya’s New Data Centre Boost Africa’s Digital Economy?

By Muktar Oladunmade

Despite a rocky 2022, Africa is still poised to grow its digital economy. In recent times, the continent has seen steady and deliberate efforts from both the private and public sectors to actualise this charge. These efforts, however, have been limited to consumer-facing products and have neglected the infrastructure that powers them.

According to a 2022 report by Endeavor Nigeria, Africa’s digital economy is approaching its S curve, and this growth has been driven by COVID and an increase in tech talent.

Photo courtesy of Bob Mical.

Source: TechCabal (link opens in a new window)

data, digital inclusion, impact investing, infrastructure