FinTech remains to be the most appealing industry for investors as African start-ups look to bridge the financial gap.

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By Sunil Kaushal, CEO, Africa & Middle East at Standard Chartered Bank

We are fortunate to witness a period of monumental progress in Africa. The changes are visible across all sectors. African start-ups have raised a record breaking $560 million in 2017, an increase of 53% from the previous year.

African governments have welcomed technology into the continent, hoping to inspire a revolution across all industries and sectors. …

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Op-Ed By Sandiso Sibisi, UNDP Open Innovation Africa Lead.

Despite Africa’s impressive growth in past 25 years and its entry into the digital economy, the job market continues to be in a depressed state as youth unemployment continues to rise.

Africa has the largest population of young people in the world, some 200 million aged between 15 and 24, accounting for 60% of all of Africa’s jobless. This is alarming to say the least because youth employment could drive economic development in Africa if we invest in them.

The question is “What steps can we take to address this?”


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