Conference on the “G20 Africa Partnership”: only one in four people use the internet in Subsahara Africa

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Headline: Conference on the “G20 Africa Partnership”: only one in four people use the internet in Subsahara Africa

WIESBADEN – The extent of internet use varies between different parts of the world. In 2016 roughly 79% of the population in Europe made use of the World Wide Web, while the relevant proportion was only 25% in Africa south of the Sahara. An average of 47% of the global population were internet users. In its new brochure “G20 in figures”, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) picks up on these estimates of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The brochure is published on the occasion of the Conference on the “G20 Africa Partnership”, which will take place in Berlin on 12th and 13th June, during Germany’s G20 Presidency. The motto of this year’s G20 activities is “Shaping an interconnected world”. On the whole, not more than 15% of the households in Subsahara Africa had private internet access in 2016. The relevant percentage was 84% in Europe. This proportion was far above the worldwide average (52%).

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