Because sometimes (even for me!), a picture is worth thousands words, I’ll just leave you browse this Slideshare. Startups are all working on local behaviors (gifting from the diaspora, gap of information in the forex market, distribution of aid vouchers, strong need for mobile e-commerce platforms).
Seeing pitches in different country, I was also struck by the professionalism of the teams and their decks, full of stats, on the market size, but also more intimate data like their trials, roadmaps and business models.
Enjoy this piece of tech from Africa