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Over 90% of Africans have no internet access

Staff Writer |
While internet services have been quite phenomenal in the rest of the world, access to the Internet remains very low in Africa, especially in the rural communities.

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According to a report, the Internet World Stats for Africa 2016, only 9.3 per cent of people across the African continent are Internet users, AllAfrica reports.

"A few years ago anyone who could not read and write was considered illiterate, but today this concept goes further, encompassing people who do not know how to use information and communication technologies.

Health organisations and schools in Africa often face a unique set of obstacles, including a lack of access to much-needed health education and counselling platforms. The Community Tablet was created to help solve these problems," the report said.

The report pointed out that in today's digital world, bringing Internet access to rural communities was a tremendous step in the right direction of social development and education.

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