The ubiquity of smartphones reinforces their potential as powerful knowledge hubs right at your fingertips. The list below features useful Africa-focused applications, covering various topics such as country profile information, trade information, exchange rate overviews, African private equity news and more. All apps on this page have been reviewed with specific attention given to functionality and relevance.

KPMG Africa Business App

Looking to invest in Africa? This application offered by KPGM seems to be particular useful when you are after country profiles and outlooks. These insights can be found under the header 'KPMG Africa Business Guide'. Another feature that seems to be well developed is their tax and regulatory focused blog. The app is dynamic and offers various other features and is updated quarterly. All content is stored offline so you have access to the resources without an internet connection.

Download at the App Store or Google Play.


The Phatisal App provides an easy overview of African Private Equity News, Exchange Rates and IRR calculator! It has been re-launched with a major face-lift to its design, functionality, navigation and overall features to enhance user experience. Upon our review the app appeared useful, intuitive and above all functional and informative. It is especially handy for people or organisations after an easily accessible and comprehensive overview of news within the African Private Equity sector.

Download de app in the App Store or Google Play.

NL Exporteert

NL exporteert is dé app voor startende & ervaren ondernemers met grensverleggende ambities. De app biedt snel en eenvoudig actuele land specifieke informatie en geeft toegang tot lokale netwerken en adviezen. Hiermee is NL exporteertuw wegwijzer op buitenlandse markten. De interactieve wereldkaart geeft per land actuele info over geplande evenementen, de do’s & don'ts, macro-economische kerngegevens, financieringsmogelijkheden en de contactgegevens van

Download de app in de App Store of Google Play.

Practical Action

Practical Action today launched a super handy ‘Practical Answers’ app with ‘How To Do’ guides on a wide range of topics. The app is aimed at helping development practitioners access more than 2000 practical ‘how to’ guides ranging from building a small-scale water harvesting dam to building a clay refrigerator.

Practical action is a development charity that ”uses technology to challenge poverty, working with poor women and men around the world.” The app is Africa proof in that it requires less data than the website and can be used offline. Users can also submit questions for technical advice which will be answered by the charity’s team.

Download the app in the AppStore or on Google Play.