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Internet Usage in African Countries

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Essay title: Internet Usage in African Countries

Internet usage in African countries:

Empirical study on the antecedents of internet usage in developing countries

Tilburg University


This research first investigates the relationship between the gross national product and the amount of internet users (per 1000 people) in the 51 sample countries from Africa. It indicates that the outlier countries in this case, i.e. countries that have an extraordinary high amount (in this case the outliers were all above the best-fit line) of internet users compared to their GDP / capita, from the sample are Seychelles and Sao Tome and Principe.

After the investigation to find the outlier countries a short description of these countries is given, presenting the relevant data regarding these countries. Furthermore an investigation into the possible relevant factors affecting the number of internet users is done.

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