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

Written by Peter Pedroncelli
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Three men using their mobile devices to connect to the internet. Photo: Getty/timeshighereducation

Mobile is king

With 81 percent of the total African population using a mobile device, it makes sense that the vast majority of internet traffic from Africa is accessed via mobile devices as opposed to a computer or tablet. The latest figures in Nigeria confirm that around 91 percent of Nigerian internet traffic is accessed via mobile, and many other African countries follow a similar pattern.