of the population is between 10 and 24 years old.
The working-age population in Sub-Saharan Africa will increase by a factor of 2.5 by 2050.
An increasing urbanization of 4% per year.
million smartphone users in 2020.
million Facebook users.
African countries among the top 20 fastest growing countries in 2015.
Mainly English-speaking countries, leaders in terms of dynamism in startup creation and ecosystem development (e.g. Crowdfunding, mobile-Payment development).
Countries closer culturally to the countries of Europe and the Middle East tend to create startups favoured by a higher level of human and technological development, and a higher rate of urbanization than the rest of the continent.
New actors from West Africa French-speaking countries (except Ghana) with a recent dynamic in the startup sector with an impact on the whole region.
Countries with a predominantly rural population, low levels of human development and weak ICT infrastructure.
Start-up performances are relatively high in the leading countries of English-speaking Africa, followed by West African countries.
Currently, only 2 companies (AIG (a company initiated by Rocket Internet, notably holding Jumia) and Interswitch (Nigeria)) can be considered as unicorns (valuation close to USD 1 billion) at the continental level.