12 Things You Didn’t Know About How Africans Use The Internet

Written by Peter Pedroncelli
People get online at an internet cafe in Nairobi. Photo: Wikipedia

Low penetration but growing

Of the 1.2 billion people on the African continent, approximately 362 million use the internet in some way. That works out to a 29 percent internet penetration rate, which is less than other parts of the world, but recent growth is positive at an increase of four percent since January 2016.