Cape Verde with highest internet access penetration rate in Portuguese-speaking Africa
Cape Verde had the highest internet access penetration rate per population in Africa’s Portuguese-speaking countries at the end of 2011, a figure that was also one of the highest rates in all African countries, African Business magazine reports.
In December 2011 148,800 people had internet access in Cape Verde (estimated 2012 population is 523,000), for a penetration rate of 28.8 percent. In December 2000 only 8,000 people had such access.
São Tomé and Príncipe ranked second in the group, although it has only 31,000 people with internet access (6,500 in December 2000) in a population of 183,000, for a penetration rate of 17.3 percent.
Farther behind are Angola, with 744,000 people with internet access in a population of 20 million (penetration rate of 3.7 percent), Mozambique with 975,000 people with internet access in a population of 23.5 million (4.3 percent) and lastly Guinea-Bissau with 37,000 people with internet access in a population of 1.6 million inhabitants (2.3%).
African Business indicated that Africa’s highest internet access penetration rate at end 2011 was 49% in Morocco, where 15.6 million people had internet access in a population of 32 million.