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Average of 78% of people in Africa are without internet access

Using his cell phone in Dadaab, Kenya.

Top 10 African Countries with the lowest internet access.


Average of 78% of people in Africa are without internet access, phone and computer internet access is failing to reach one billion people in Africa.

Equatorial Guinea 0.2%

Eritrea 1.2%

Somalia 1.9%

Democratic Republic of the Congo 3.8%

Guinea-Bissau 3.8%

Niger 4.3%

Central African Republic 4.6%

Madagascar 4.7%

Chad 5%

Burundi 5.2%

= 3.74% average internet access for 10 African countries.


Top 10 African Countries with the highest internet access.

Morocco 58.3%

Seychelles 56.5%

South Africa 54%

Mauritius 53.2%

Tunisia 50.9%

Cabo Verde 48.2%

Gabon 48.1%

Uganda 45.9%

Algeria 42.9%

Egypt 41.3%

= 49.9% average internet access for 10 African countries.


How does Africa compare to the rest of the world for internet access?

The United States of America 76.2%

United Kingdom 94.8%

China 53.2%

Brazil 59.7%

Japan 92%

Russia 76.4%

Mexico 59.5%

Germany 89.6%

Africa 22%


How many people use the internet in Africa.

Average of 78% of people in Africa are without internet access, phone and computer internet access is failing to reach one billion people in Africa.

The internet is available to less than 5% of the populations in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chad, Burundi, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Niger, and Somalia.

The Internet provides a tremendous opportunity for educational, economic and social freedom. It is a path to enable people to connect, communicate and create in ways that influence themselves, and their communities. However, today, only an average of 22% of Africa‘s population is connected to the world wide web. Africa's population is 1.3 billion and 1 billion have no internet access.


How many people use the internet in each African country through the computer or mobile phone.


African Country Name Population % with Internet Access
Algeria 42.9%
Angola 13%
Benin 12%
Botswana 39.4%
Burkina Faso 14%
Burundi 5.2%
Cabo Verde 48.2%
Cameroon 25%
Central African Republic 4.6%
Chad 5%
Democratic Republic of the Congo 3.8%
Republic of the Congo 7.6%
Cote d'Ivoire 26.5%
Djibouti 13.1%
Egypt 41.3%
Equatorial Guinea 0.26%
Eritrea 1.2%
Eswatini 28.6%
Ethiopia 15.4%
Gabon 48.1%
The Gambia 18.5%
Ghana 34.7%
Guinea 9.8%
Guinea-Bissau 3.8%
Kenya 26%
Lesotho 27.4%
Liberia 7.3%
Libya 21.3%
Madagascar 4.7%
Malawi 9.6%
Mali 11.1%
Mauritania 18%
Mauritius 53.2%
Morocco 58.3%
Mozambique 17.5%
Namibia 31%
Niger 4.3%
Nigeria 25.7%
Rwanda 29.8%
Sao Tome and Principe 25.8%
Senegal 25.7%
Seychelles 56.5%
Sierra Leone 11.8%
Somalia 1.9%
South Africa 54%
Sudan 28%
Tanzania 13%
Togo 11.3%
Tunisia 50.9%
Uganda 45.9%
Zambia 25.5%
Zimbabwe 23.1%


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