Africa welcomes Facebook

Wednesday 01st, February 2012 / 18:11 Written by


Copyright: West McGowan

According to information provided by the internet project the social network facebook acquires still strong growth rates, especially in some African countries like Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.

“Although every African citizen may not have Internet access for over a decade, African digital opportunities are rapidly expanding”, writes Tim Katlic, the founder of

Over the last 18 months there has been an 50 percent increase in Kenya up to about 1,3 million users. For Ghana the data shows a plus of 85 percent to 1,1 million users. Nigeria sees a growth rate of 154 percent to 4,4 million registered facebook friends.

Only in two countries there are more registered facebook users than in Nigeria, says South Africa counts 4,8 million users, and Egypt is the number one of african social network countries with 9,4 million facebook users.


See the full report at oAfrica: “Facebook user growth rates in africa

Have a look at the statistics: “African facebook index by nation

Basic Information by the BBC: “What is facebook

The Economist on the historical impact of social media: “How Luther went viral

Diesen Artikel empfehlen bei:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • MisterWong
  • Google Bookmarks

About the author

Martin is a news professional, driven by enthusiasm for facts, opinions and the sharp line between them. In his daytime job he keeps both eyes on online news and human interaction within the world's societies, economic systems and organizations. Besides that he's working with to establish a free exchange of news and information between Europe and Africa.

View all articles by Martin Morcinek

eufrika on Facebook

1 Comments on “Africa welcomes Facebook

Comments are closed.