This In report covers eight countries in West Africa – Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, The Gambia and Togo. Generally, findings from the report showed an appreciable growth in the use of the internet especially with the wide availability of smartphones. It however found that internet penetration rate in the sub-region falls far below the world average due to a number of factors. These include high cost of data, unreliable services and inadequate infrastructure.
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