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Developer Community Growing in Africa

Fastest growing developer communities on GitHub by contributors (2019). Credit: GitHub & Quartz

Great growth in the developer community for Africa. The age of digitization is here.

And the developer boom is showing no signs of slowing down. In GitHub’s latest annual State of the Octoverse report, developers from Africa created 40% more open source repositories on the software engineering marketplace over the past year—a higher growth percentage than any other continent globally. Among African countries with established developer communities (defined by GitHub as having more than 10,000 contributors to the platform), Morocco accounted for the most growth on the continent.