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Nigeria leads in Africa's Internet penetration

Access to the internet is fast becoming a human right in the eyes of millions of people from around the world. This is especially true in the Digital Economy and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Internet and devices are the tools of access. People see internet access as vital for them to exercise and enjoy their rights to the freedom of expression and other fundamental human rights such as education. On the African continent however, people face many challenges: Cost, scalability, power outages and education barriers are just some of the many challenges facing the mass roll out of internet on the continent. Read more on Internet Usage statistics www.bizcommunity.com/Article/410/16/159657.html#topstory.

Although these statistics may paint a bleak picture, the following countries boast the best Internet penetration / usage (in order of ranking): Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Morocco, Algeria and Uganda.