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Digital technology aiming to empower small-farm owners in east Africa

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The development of Morocco’s IT sector

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How Jumia is trying to beat traditional retail in Nigeria

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Cheaper smartphones and internet access key to boosting African tech

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  3. Rwandan solar-powered kiosk company wants to create Africa’s biggest wifi network

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  5. Digital technology aiming to empower small-farm owners in east Africa

    7 February, 2017
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  12. How Jumia is trying to beat traditional retail in Nigeria

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