Rich countries – and particularly small, rich ones – have more access to ICT and are able to leverage it effectively, and poor countries, less so. In South Africa’s case, hosting the World Cup had something to do with it.
Swaziland has the highest landline telephone density in Africa, in this dataset of 49 African countries, with 44 landlines for every 100 people.
There are 24 computers for ever 100 people in Namibia, 20 in Seychelles, and 17 in Mauritius. In at least twenty-two African countries, however, the figure is less than 1 for every 100 people.
Over 10 million people were using the internet in Nigeria in 2007, followed by 8.6 million in Egypt, and 7.3 million in Morocco.
Mobile signal is near universal in Tunisia, South Africa, Botswana and Mauritius, and scanty in Central African Republic, Ethiopia and Eritrea.