Top 4 Technologically-Advanced Nations in Africa

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Some people mistake Africans for less-innovative creatures and assume Africa greatly lags behind in the field of technology. However, Africa is growing in technology but its pace of technological development is not as rapid as that of Europe or Asia.

In this article, our discussion of technological advancement has drawn attention on the African continent. Therefore, we would like to discuss the top 4 African countries with the best technology systems. Today, there are numerous Asian and European investors who have chosen several African countries as investment centres and this is majorly due to the impressive innovations and vibrant IT services in African countries such as Kenya and South Africa. Finally, below are the top 4 technologically-advanced nations in Africa.

South Africa

Based on the statistics of GII (Global Innovation Index), South Africa is one of the countries with advanced technology systems in the world. This substantiates its stance as the African country with the best technology system. In recent times, the government has geared efforts towards the advancement of technology-related programmes such as ICT, making South Africa one of the best African territories for ICT services.


Undoubtedly, Uganda deserves no less than the second position on this list. Uganda is most acclaimed for the technological milestone it reached in 2016, the year it introduced ``Kayoola’’ as the first solar-powered bus to be unveiled in Africa.

The government of Uganda has shown the strong commitment to focus on ICT investment. In view of the massive sums of money already pumped into the ICT sector, a lot of foreigners have chosen to carry on their ICT programmes in Uganda.


Nigeria’s emergence into this list is due to the vast number of tech hubs found in the country –majorly in Lagos state. Nigerians fancy technological innovations and this gives the country some of the most-visited African tech centres such as Silicon Valley, Alaba International Market, Computer Village (based in Ikeja, Lagos state) and so on.

Over the years, Nigeria has been able to pave the way for successful technological innovations. Besides, there are a significant number of organizations that have successfully built great empires within the technology industry. Among these successful tech organizations are Co-Creation Hub and Andela.


Kenya is most acclaimed for its strong commitment towards the development of IT (Information Technology). As regards this, there are several Kenyan companies with reputable achievements in the aspect of Information Technology (IT). With the help of these companies, Kenya now boasts of remarkable innovations among which are underwater pet housing, charging shoes, solar-powered refrigerators and alarm-fitted television.
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