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

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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.

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  • Spotlight on Nollywood: Nkuli(©Image: iROKOtv.com)

    A poverty stricken family who struggle to survive are ravaged by the world’s most epidemic disease and only one of the family siblings, Nkuli can unmask this mysterious disease from her family.

  • A Northern Affair (©iRoko TV)

    An arrogant and bitter doctor lets down his defences and falls madly in love with his colleague in a dry and impoverished village, only for the past to come and disrupt the present.

  • Spotlight On Nollywood: Ukwa(©iRoko TV)

    Ukwa is a village champion who goes to the city to live with his moneyed elder brother. Much to his horror he is relegated to the house driver, in his new abode.

  • When One Door Closes(©iRoko TV)

    A successful lawyer goes on a weekend retreat to escape her foul tempered abusive husband, where she meets a prominent Nigerian doctor who feels trapped by his wife, whom he married for a green card. Together they begin to tackle the issues that they face.

  • Spotlight on Nollywood: Apaye(©Spotlight on Nollywood: Apaye)

    A devoted mother who is struggling to take care of her children after her husband leaves her for a younger woman finds comfort and inspiration in a schoolteacher with an unlikely past.

  • Spotlight on Nollywood: Critical Decision(©iRoko TV)

    Confined to a wheelchair after a car crash in which his girlfriend was driving, a paralysed man needs 3 million naira for an operation to restore his ability to walk.