African economies clearly depend on agriculture, and modernising agriculture would be a huge part of the story. Digital technology will have a large part to play in terms of knowledge sharing, and it is already making big improvements.
If you look at the movement in the services sector, if you look at the productivity numbers over the past 10 years, countries all over the world have experienced a decline in services productivity. Meanwhile, Africa is moving into services but not high productivity services. I see these new technologies unleashing a lot of things, like M-Pesa in Kenya.
If technology starts to allow people to have better access to finance, improved education, healthcare and more, these areas can gain from technologies in the services sector. Read more. Source| East African