The Digital Revolution and its Impact on Africa

Along with the production of the first African smartphone, Africa is experiencing a changing digital world. Digital technology has opened new business sectors and driving change in the daily lives of Africans all across the continent.

“African economies are being transformed by the soaring adoption of digital technology and mobile platforms.

In November, Rwanda-based Mara Corporation announced the production of what it claimed would be the first smartphone to be made in Africa. The firm will produce its device at plants in Rwanda and South Africa, targeting customers who previously have never owned a smartphone.

Mobile technology has helped to transform the lives of people across the continent – this is exemplified by the growth of mobile money services since the launch of Mpesa in Kenya in 2007.”

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