The Africa Data Center Market by investment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 12.73% during the period 2021−2027. In 2021, South Africa was the major contributor in terms of investment, followed by Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt, and Ethiopia.
In 2021, South Africa was the major investment contributor in Africa, with over 50% of the investments, followed by Nigeria and Kenya. Several government bodies in Africa have taken initiatives to develop special economic zones (SEZs), free trade zones, industrial parks, high-tech parks, and business service parks that provide tax exemptions for data center development.
Governments in Africa are also taking initiatives to add more renewable energy production to their electricity grid in order to cater to the increased requirements from data center operators. For instance, in August 2021, Morocco commissioned the 300 MW Boujdour wind farm, part of an 850 MW integrated wind energy project.
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