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Mobile Connectivity Index; Only four African countries exceeded the global average in 2023
A country with strong infrastructure, affordable services, and high digital literacy, enabling everyone to use fast and reliable mobile internet will have a perfect score (100) on the GSMA's Mobile Connectivity Index 2023. South Africa leads in Africa with 69.53. Globally, Singapore is first, with a score of 93.7, setting the benchmark for mobile internet adoption. Only four African countries — South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Egypt — surpassed the global average score.
Tunisia, Ghana, and Nigeria scored below the global average. The Mobile Connectivity Index analysed measured 173 countries' mobile internet adoption from 2014-2023, normalising indicators to a 0-100 scale for consistency. The factors assessed include infrastructure, affordability, digital literacy, and policy frameworks.

Only 3 African countries had 100% access to electricity as of 2021
Only 8% of South Sudan's population had access to electricity as of 2021, representing Africa's lowest percentage. Although eight countries boasted between 90% and 100% access to electricity, more than 50% of the population of 24 other countries were without electricity.

Top African countries by the economic impact of the six-hour Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp outage on October 4, 2021
The massive six-hour outage that took down Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp on October 4, 2021, is estimated to have cost Nigeria more than any other African country. Here are the top 20 most affected African countries.

Top African countries by medals won at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Since Nigeria's first attendance at the Olympic games, the country has won a total of 27 medals; 3 gold, 11 silver and 13 bronze medals. Following the just concluded Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games, we look at the African countries by Olympic medals won in the 2021 Tokyo Olympic games.

DStv: Highest subscription costs in Africa
Nigeria’s House of Representatives recently approved pay-as-you-go pricing for DStv and other Cable TV operators. On average, Congolese subscribers pay the most for DStv as of 2021.

COVID-19 Vaccine: African countries with the highest share of fully vaccinated population
There is a rising concern about the shortage of COVID-19 vaccines in many African countries. Only about 1.3% of the continent's population has been vaccinated against COVID-19. Here are the countries with the highest share of fully vaccinated population as of July 11, 2021.

Africa's 20 most powerful passports by the number of visa-free countries citizens can visit in 2021
Seychelles, Mauritius, and South Africa lead other African countries in the number of visa-free countries their citizens can visit globally. Here are the most powerful passports in Africa by the number of visa-free countries citizens can visit in 2021.

Eleven of the top fourteen diamond-producing countries in 2022 are Africa
African countries dominated the list of top diamond producers, with 11 of them among the top 14 in 2022. Russia tops the list with a production of 41.9 million carats, followed by Botswana, which produced 24.5 million carats. Here are the top diamond-producing countries in 2022.

The amount of time it would take to work to afford the cheapest broadband internet in African countries
South Africa's broadband internet is the most affordable among the 25 African countries surveyed. Subscribers would work 1 hour 43 minutes to afford the country’s cheapest broadband internet.

The amount of time it would take to afford the cheapest mobile Internet in African countries
Surfshark's 2023 Digital Quality of Life (DQL) Index surveyed Internet affordability and four other key factors influencing the digital well-being of 121 countries, including 25 from Africa. Per the finding, Angola leads Africa in terms of Internet affordability in 2023.

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