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Airtel Africa: Share of revenue from voice has steadily declined over the years
Voice is still king for Airtel Africa, accounting for the largest share of its revenue between 2019 and 2023. However, the revenue from data and Airtel Money, its mobile money service, has more than doubled within this period. Revenue from voice and others didn't record a sharp increase, unlike data and Airtel Money.

Telecom subscriptions in Tanzania more than doubled within a decade

Just like Nigeria, Tanzania has more mobile subscriptions than its population. As of December 2023, Nigeria had a teledensity of 103.66%. With a population of 67.4 million as of 2023, the East African country had 70.3m telecom subscriptions, up from 32 million in 2014.

Active Internet subscriptions in Zimbabwe increased to 11.24m in 2023

In January 2024, the communications authority in Zimbabwe warned against using Starlink Internet Services. The Southern African country has less than 100k subscribers on Fibre and Fixed LTE each. At the same time, a significant portion of its citizens rely on mobile Internet, with 10.97 million subscriptions as of 2023 in a country with 16.67 million people.

Nigerians accounted for 1 in every 27 individuals granted Canadian permanent residency status in 2023
Canada granted permanent residency to 471.8k individuals in 2023, with Indian citizens leading with nearly 30% of the total. Nigeria (3.7%), Cameroon (2.5%), and Eritrea (2.3%) were in the top ten recipients.    

Canadian permanent resident status: Nigeria's share of issuances dropped to 3.7% in 2023
After growing from 1.5% in 2015 and peaking at 5.1% in 2022, Nigeria's share of Canadian permanent residency status issuances dropped to 3.7% in 2023. This is Nigeria's share of Canadian permanent residency status issuances since 2015.

Academic IELTS-performing countries: Nigeria ranked joint fifth among the top countries in 2022
Nigerian academic IELTS test takers scored an average of 6.7 out of 9 in 2022, placing the country joint 5th globally with Ghana, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. Spanish academic IELTS test takers topped the list with an overall score of 7.1.

The Zimbabwean Dollar dropped 40% against the US Dollar in March 2024
Over the years, the value of the Zimbabwean Dollar (ZWL) has been on a massive downward trend compared to the US Dollar (USD). This has led to the latter accounting for most of the domestic transactions in the Southern African country. The ZWL went from 10,152.5 to USD 1 as of January 1, 2024, to 30,674.3 on April 1, 2024. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is introducing a gold-backed digital currency as a legal tender to stabilise its currency.

Nigerian students rank third in Canadian study permit recipients for 2023, surpassing Philippines and Nepal
In 2023, Nigerian students emerged as the third-highest recipients of Canadian study permits, behind India and China. This marked a jump from their fifth position in 2022, when 16,105 study permits were issued to its citizens. India maintained its position as the top source country, followed by China. The Philippines, Nepal, and France retained their places in the top ten.

Canada issued a record number of study permits to Nigerians: 37,630 in 2023
Compared to 2022, there was a remarkable surge of 133.7% in the issuance of Canadian study permits to Nigerians in 2023. After experiencing a decline in 2020 (-22%), the number of Nigerian study permit recipients rebounded strongly. Globally, the issuance of Canadian study permits witnessed an increase of 24.6%, climbing from 548,610 in 2022 to 683,585 in 2023.

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