The 26th World Economic Forum on Africa ran from 11 to 13 May in Rwanda. We've gathered highlights from the three-day event at which governments, business leaders, and civil society gathered to discuss the continent's progress and navigate a way forward.
In the developing world, there are still 4-billion people who are not connected to the internet. The World Economic Forum aims to work with governments and civil society to close that digital divide, starting with programmes in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia.
The digitalisation of the economy offers a huge leapfrogging opportunity to Africa, as the continent bypasses older technology to immediately embrace the new. This was the starting point of a WEF Africa discussion on the economic potential of digital technology.