Propelled by the rising need for advanced infrastructure, Africa’s data center market is poised to reach a value of $4.92 billion by 2028, up from $2.74 billion in 2022, according to the Africa Data Center Market Landscape 2023–2028 report. This annual growth rate of 10.25 percent is being driven by a number of factors.
According to the report, South Africa is emerging as a dominant force in the region’s data center investments, closely followed by promising markets such as Nigeria and Kenya. Notably, Egypt is rapidly emerging as a hotspot for regional investments, and other markets such as Ethiopia and Ghana are also poised for growth.
Governments in South Africa and Kenya have forged public-private partnerships (P3s) with private entities to develop digital infrastructure, leading to increased demand for data centers in the region. In addition, African governments are actively supporting digitalization efforts and providing tax incentives to encourage