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  • Internet no longer a luxury in Africa
  • Internet no longer a luxury in Africa
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Internet no longer a luxury in Africa

The number of internet users in Africa has grown at seven times the global average, growing over 3,600% between 2000 and 2012 to 167 million people. With the internet now reaching more people than ever before, being online is no longer a luxury, but a norm. 



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