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

Africa: number of internet users in selected countries 2017 The above statistic shows the number of internet users in selected African countries as of December 2017. As of that month, Nigeria had 98.39 million internet users. Second-ranked Egypt had 49.23 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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Number of internet users in millions
Nigeria 98.39
Egypt 49.23
Kenya 43.33
South Africa 30.82
Tanzania 23
Morocco 22.57
Uganda 19
Algeria 18.58
Ethiopia 16.44
Mali 12.48
Sudan 11.82
Ghana 10.11
Senegal 9.75
Tunisia 7.9
Zambia 7.25
Zimbabwe 6.8
Cote d'Ivoire 6.32
Cameroon 6.13
Angola 5.95
Mozambique 5.28
Congo, Dem. Rep. 5.14
Rep. Benin3.8
Libya 3.8
Rwanda3.27
Burkina Faso 3.7
Number of internet users in millions
Nigeria 98.39
Egypt 49.23
Kenya 43.33
South Africa 30.82
Tanzania 23
Morocco 22.57
Uganda 19
Algeria 18.58
Ethiopia 16.44
Mali 12.48
Sudan 11.82
Ghana 10.11
Senegal 9.75
Tunisia 7.9
Zambia 7.25
Zimbabwe 6.8
Cote d'Ivoire 6.32
Cameroon 6.13
Angola 5.95
Mozambique 5.28
Congo, Dem. Rep. 5.14
Rep. Benin3.8
Libya 3.8
Rwanda3.27
Burkina Faso 3.7
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The above statistic shows the number of internet users in selected African countries as of December 2017. As of that month, Nigeria had 98.39 million internet users. Second-ranked Egypt had 49.23 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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April 2018
Region
Africa
Survey time period
December 2017
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includes access via fixed and mobile connections

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