How Africa achieved the world’s highest growth in Internet users between 2000 and 2017

How Africa achieved the world’s highest growth in Internet users between 2000 and 2017

In Bra Willy's recent monthly feature on SAFM's Media Show he shared insights about the growth of Internet users in Africa between the years 2000 and 2017. This blog expands on the topic. The source of the stats is Internet World Stats.   Internet Users in Africa in 2000   You can find the associated spreadsheet…

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What makes you African? #HeritageMonth

There have been many debates of late about African identity with "black hair" commonly known as the afro, put in the spotlight. The most recent one being the Pretoria Girls High School hair saga. The students in this South African all-girls school, took to the streets to protest against their school's administration which had allegedly forced…

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How is Africa raising issues to mobilise wide support on Social media?

Social media is without a doubt one of the most powerful mediums of communication. Increasingly, the youth have found a “voice” in raising political and social issues that have come to the fore. When national disasters or tragedies strike, social media is the first to break the news and netizens all there to spread and receive…

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Internet usage and the economy in Africa

Africa day falls within the month of May, so I found it fitting to write about  Africa, more importantly, internet usage and the economy in Africa. My team and I, (eNitiaters as we are collectively called), decided to dedicate to dedicate Africa Month to writing about the internet in Africa. To the world, Africa is inferior, despite being…

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Continent Africa, digital innovator or digital adopter?

Up until just recently, I had no idea that continent Africa was the youngest continent in the world. Yes, Africa's internet adoption may be on the rise, but it is still fairly new. Fascinating isn't it? And also quite ironic, considering that we are one of the richest continents in resources. I suppose us being…

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Youngest continent Africa is going global

Africa,the youngest continent by age, has the world's youngest population living in it. What does this mean for Africa and the internet? Africa has 9.8% of internet users out of its 16% of world population. This is a massive advantage which is taking the continent to greater heights. More and more African governments are beginning…

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