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Uganda among the top 10 African countries for Internet Use

Uganda has been ranked seventh in terms of people who access the Internet in Africa.

Nigeria leads the continent with 10 million people using the Internet, beating South Africa and Egypt.

The statistics were released in Hyderabad, India during the Internet Governance Forum Meeting. Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation with over 140 million, is followed by Egypt and Morocco with 8.6 and 7.3 million users respectively.

South Africa comes fourth with 5.1 million users followed by Algeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tunisia, Sudan and Zimbabwe, making up the top 10. Africa has 51,065,630 users and an Internet penetration of 5.3%, which is way below the world average of 21.9%.

The US leads the world chart with 220 million Internet users followed by China (210 million) and Japan (88.1 million). Brazil has 81 million users, followed by India with 53.1 million.

The UK has 40.2 million users, Germany 39.1 million, Republic of Korea 35.5 million, Italy 32 million and France 31.5 million.

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