Internet in Africa


Internet use in Africa


Internet access and use in Africa has grown faster than anywhere else on the planet in the last decade increasing by an astonishing 2,527.4 % compared with just 151.7 % in North America. Translated into actual numbers there were 4,514,400 internet users in Africa at the end of 2000 compared with 118,609,620 today, but that's still just 11.4% of Africa's population compared with 78.3% of North America's. This table shows a breakdown of internet access across the countries of Africa where wide discrepancies can be seen.



Country

Population Internet Access As a % of  Population Facebook Subscribers
Algeria 34,994,937 4,700,000 13.4% 2,293,560
Angola 13,338,541 607,400 4.6% 223,280
Benin 9,325,032 200,000 2.1% 104,060
Botswana 2,065,398 121,600 5.9% 121,600
Burkina Faso 16,751,455 178,200 1.1% 74,960
Burundi 10,216,190 157,800 1.5% 24,900
Cameroon 19,711,291 750,000 3.8% 388,840
Cape Verde 516,100 150,000 29.1 % 64,460
Central African Republic 4,950,027 94,440 1.9% 94,440
Chad 10,758,945 187,800 1.7% 20,800
Comoros 794,683 24,300 3.1% 10,860
Congo, Democratic Republic 71,712,867 696,520 1% 696,520
Congo, Republic of (Congo-Brazzaville) 4,243,929 245,200 5.8% 64,700
Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 21,504,162 968,000 4.5% No Data
Djibouti 757,074 58,700 7.8% 58,700
Egypt 82,079,636 20,136,000 24.5% 7,295,240
Equatorial Guinea 668,225 14,400 2.2% 10,840
Eritrea 5,939,484 250,000 4.2% 17,400
Ethiopia 90,873,739 447,300 0.5% 323,400
Gabon 1,576,665 98,800 6.3% 72,420
Gambia 1,797,860 130,100 7.2% 70,240
Ghana 24,791,073 1,297,000 5.2% 999,600
Guinea 10,601,009 95,000 0.9% 33,420
Guinea-Bissau 1,596,677 37,100 2.3% No Data
Kenya 41,070,934 3,995,500 9.7% 1,115,940
Lesotho 1,924,886 76,800 4.0% 19,380
Liberia 3,786,764 20,000 0.5% No Data
Libya 6,597,960 353,900 5.4% 52,860
Madagascar 21,926,221 320,000 1.5% 176,520
Malawi 15,879,252 716,400 4.5% 82,720
Mali 14,159,904 250,000 1.8% 110,840
Mauritania 3,281,634 75,000 2.3% 74,880
Mauritius 1,303,717 290,000 22.2% 271,900
Morocco 31,968,361 13,213,000 41.3% 3,596,320
Mozambique 22,948,858 613,600 2.7% 127,740
Namibia 2,147,585 127,500 5.9% 119,600
Niger 16,468,886 115,900 0.7% 30,600
Nigeria 155,215,573 43,982,200 28.3% 3,377,300
Rwanda 11,370,425 450,000 4.0% 90,260
Sao Tome and Principe 179,506 26,700 14.9% 2,020
Senegal 12,643,799 923,000 7.3% 556,340
Seychelles 89,188 33,900 38% 17,640
Sierra Leone 5,363,669 40,480 0.8% 40,480
Somalia 9,925,640 106,000 1.1% 24,080
South Africa 49,004,031 6,800,000 13.9% 4,095,280
Sudan 45,047,502 4,200,000 9.3% No Data
Swaziland 1,370,424 90,000 6.6% 29,900
Tanzania 42,746,620 676,000 1.6% 319,440
Togo 6,771,993 356,300 5.3% 51,440
Tunisia 10,629,186 3,600,000 33.9% 2,602,640
Uganda 34,612,250 3,200,000 9.2% 304,100
Western Sahara 507,160 No Data No Data No Data
Zambia 13,881,336 816,700 5.9% 137,700
Zimbabwe 12,084,304 1,422,000 11.8% No Data


Data courtesy of www.internetworldstats.com



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