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Since the end of colonialism, African countries have suffered from a technology gap compared to their former colonial powers, which most African countries have been unable to overcome. African countries face the challenge of using technology to leapfrog industrialization, development and growth. This means African countries must pursue technology-led industrialization, development and growth.

According to the UN Council for Trade and Development technology and innovation report, African countries account for only 0.3 percent of global exports of high technology. Read more