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.
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.
You’ll find plenty of bandwidth in Morocco, Tunisia and Mauritius, where speeds are more than 1.5MB/s per 10,000 of the population. But you’ll struggle in Nigeria, Chad and Burundi.