In addition, governments have to make things better for businesses. Currently, tech start-ups have to pay a lot to comply with regulations that are sometimes not clear. These regulations differ in the 54 different African countries which makes it a lot of work for investors to scale faster across the continent.
To deal with this, leaders in the different African nations need to come up with a common, unified framework that makes it easy to expand into regional markets.
For things to work much better and faster, there is need to get more people to help each other since ecosystems that have more links are stronger and grow faster. African leaders should work on policies that can enable ecosystem players start a Pan-African tech start-up network to help tech start-ups grow and get better.
To address these challenges, African governments need to quickly create and implement a digital economic policy that will open and connect economies and create jobs for the continent's growing number of young people.
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