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

  • The Place(©iROKOtv.com )

    A group of unemployed layabouts are chosen by a secret cult to go get them a holy book from an unknown place, and only through death can this mission be accomplished.

  • Lonely Heart(©iROKOtv.com)

    Howzit MSN takes a closer look at Nollywood feature Lonely Heart.

  • Unforgivable(©iROKOtv.com)

    Howzit MSN takes a closer look at Nollywood feature Unforgivable.

  • 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.