Tech in Africa: Homegrown Apps Transforming the Continent

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  • Innovation in Africa? There's an App for That
  • iCow (Kenya)
  • Ffene (Uganda)
  • MPepea (Kenya)
  • Prowork (Nigeria)
  • Saya (Ghana)
  • NikoHapa (Kenya)
  • Found (South Africa)
  • M-Farm (Kenya)
  • SliceBiz (Ghana)
  • Olalashe Emergency SOS (Kenya)
  • Mxit (South Africa)
  • medAfrica (Kenya)
  • MoBiashara (Nigeria)
  • M-Pesa (Kenya)
  • Afrinolly (Nigeria)

Innovation in Africa? There's an App for That

Beating out both the United States and Europe, Africa boasts a staggering 650 million mobile phone subscribers, according to the World Bank. Innovative start-ups founded by local entrepreneurs and developers have sprung up across the continent, all aspiring to revolutionize business, agriculture, medicine, entertainment and more. Keep reading to discover the mobile applications paving the way for a better Africa. —Patrice Peck   

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