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oAfrica celebrates three years on the web

September 30, 2012  »  Uncategorized2 Comments

Here at oAfrica, we recently marked our third year of following Africa’s Internet progress online. A lot has happened in that time – the arrival of undersea cables, the rise of 3G, and various social movements. African advancements in the adoption of technology are truly outstanding. And this is only the beginning of Africa’s tech renaissance. We expect innovation to grow throughout the next couple of decades. In truth, most areas still have a long ways to go until they can be considered adequately connected to the Internet. But, we are convinced it can be done.

We want to thank the 93,000 unique visitors and 6,000+ Twitter followers who have read our 773(!) posts over the years. A special thanks goes to the 20,000 readers who have returned to learn even more about African ICT.

A few more stats:

  • We’ve recorded at least one site visit from every African country. In terms of number of visitors, South Africa leads by far, and is followed by Kenya, Senegal, and Nigeria. At the bottom are Eritrea, Sao Tome & Principe, Comoros, and Equatorial Guinea.
  • 61% of African visits come from 10 urban areas. In order, they are: Nairobi, Dakar, Cape Town, Lagos, Johannesburg, Accra, Sandton, Addis Ababa, Kampala, Dar es Salaam. This list comes as no surprise given the fact each city is home to a tech/innovation hub.
  • We average one post every 1.4 days.
  • A snapshot of the site from October 2009 can be found on the Internet Archive.

Additionally, we’ve managed to write about every country and territory of the African continent at least once. Still, 25 nations are mentioned every two months or less. Our goal continues to be to cover ICT developments out of these under-represented areas.

oAfrica posts by country, 2009-2012

CountryTag CountPost Share
South Africa24832%
Kenya23130%
Nigeria21027%
Ghana15120%
Uganda13217%
Rwanda9713%
Zimbabwe9612%
Tanzania8611%
Zambia8110%
Egypt7610%
Tunisia648%
Ethiopia557%
Namibia547%
Cameroon506%
Morocco486%
Malawi466%
Liberia456%
Senegal395%
Cote D'Ivoire385%
Sierra Leone375%
Libya365%
Botswana334%
Angola324%
Algeria304%
Mali304%
Sudan304%
Mauritius294%
Dem. Rep. of Congo263%
Somalia253%
Swaziland243%
Mozambique233%
Burundi213%
Gabon203%
Gambia192%
Benin182%
Congo162%
South Sudan162%
Mauritania142%
Togo142%
Burkina Faso132%
Chad132%
Guinea122%
Lesotho122%
Eritrea111%
Cape Verde101%
Djibouti101%
Niger101%
Seychelles101%
Madagascar91%
Equatorial Guinea61%
Guinea-Bissau61%
Central African Republic51%
Comoros41%
St.Helena30.4%
Reunion20.3%
Sao Tome And Principe20.3%
Ascension Island10.1%
Mayotte10.1%
Western Sahara10.1%



We truly appreciate the interest and are excited to continue to promote the positive side of Africa.

  • Ben

    Congrats on the achievement and we look forward to the next 3 years!

  • http://www.oafrica.com oAfrica

    Thanks, Ben!