As 2014 grinds gradually to a halt, some good news of startups that rocked Africa is not misplaced. For most techies, software development and entrepreneurship are usually two concepts that find it difficult to mix well in the continent.  Some African countries, with Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya in the lead, hold out exceptional hopes for a bright future. 

While this may not be an exhaustive listing, these ten technology startups braced the odds and could be considered as some of Africa’s best 10 for 2014.

Nwachukwu Egbunike is a book editor and writer in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria . He studied Medical Laboratory Science at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus and currently blogs on Feather's Project,...