08 November 2012 06:00 | By Kate Hodges
The Best African Digital Start-ups

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  • Tanzania
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Ghana
  • Zimbabwe
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The idea that Africa is behind the rest of the world in terms of technological creativity is a persistent one, despite plenty of evidence to the contrary.

Africans have had to deal with infrastructure and logistics challenges when it comes to creating new technology, but these challenges have resulted in innovative solutions.

Howzit MSN looks at a few of Africa's most impressive digital start-ups.


Africa Entertainment

  • Spotlight on Nollywood: Mortuary Attendant

    Four men in search of a better life head to the city and are faced with the option of either taking up a dirty job or becoming a nuisance to the community.

  • Orange Groove(©iRoko)

    The hottest girl on the campus is highly sought after by guys of her own age but her interest lies solely in older married sugar daddies. One of her admirers is determined to grab her attention and will go to any extent to do that.

  • Spotlight on Nollywood: Black Bra(©iRoko)

    The leader of Black Bra, a female cult on campus is wooed and dumped by a Casanova and vows to make his life a misery in school by preventing him from talking to any other girl.