Number of internet users in selected countries in Africa as of June 2017, by country (in millions)

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Number of internet users in millions
Nigeria 91.6
Kenya 43.33
Egypt 37.33
South Africa 29.94
Morocco 20.54
Uganda 19
Algeria 18.58
Ethiopia 16.04
Sudan 11.81
Ghana 9.94
Tanzania 7.39
Zimbabwe 6.72
Cote d'Ivoire 6.32
Cameroon 6.13
Angola 5.95
Tunisia 5.85
Zambia 5.19
Mozambique 5.17
Congo, Dem. Rep. 5.11
Senegal 4.12
Rwanda 3.72
Libya 2.8
Burkina Faso 2.68
Mali 2.21
South Sudan 2.18

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The above statistic shows the number of internet users in selected African countries as of June 2017. As of that month, Nigeria had 91.6 million internet users. Second-ranked Kenya had 43.33 million users. As of January 2017, the majority of web traffic in leading digital markets in Africa originated from mobile devices - in Nigeria, one of the countries with the biggest number of internet users worldwide, 81 percent of web traffic was generated via smartphones and only 16 percent via PC devices. This is connected to the fact that mobile connections are much cheaper and do not require the infrastructure that is needed for traditional desktop PCs with fixed-line internet connections.
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September 2017
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June 2017
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includes access via fixed and mobile connections

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