An estimated 130,000 Africans attempted the journey in 2015 alone, most are escaping the entrenched day-to-day norm of institutionalized and grinding poverty. Some call it the residual effects of a bygone colonial era, however, in our opinion, this is not true. This report highlights the situation: the african diaspora is adrift.
Urgent measures should be started as soon as possible. It is incredible that the population of such a rich continent, full of natural resources, has to flee because lack of food, work opportunities, education and health services. Look at the region´s profile.
You can see the table and graphs for the latest Internet World Stats here.
On Sunday June 26, 2016 the new expansion to the Panama Canal was inaugurated by the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela. Here is a good article and video from the Washington Post.
According to figures released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the number of internet users on Nigeria’s telecoms networks has hit 97.21 million in September, 2015. Click the link for more information about Nigeria ICT data.
Facebook has anounced on January 24, 2016 that they will build a new data center in Europe. It will be located at Clonee, County Meath, Ireland and it will use cutting-edge technology, making it one of the most advanced, efficient and sustainable data centers in the world.
As Facebook subscribers and world-wide traffic grows, its data center requirements are growing along with it.
On January 15, 2016 the Wikipedia celebrates fifteen years of existance. The great mayority of Internet users use this excellent information source, available in over 42 languages, as the starting point for their online research. The English Wikipedia today has more than 5,057,447 articles for free online viewing.
With Kenya update, Internet penetration in Africa has reached 28.6%, with 330,965,359 estimated users currently. View the Africa regional page, where you can also see the latest number of Facebook subscribers by country.
More than 47.3 million people now have Internet access in October 2015 in Vietnam. This includes
36.28 million broadband subscribers, according to the Vietnam Telecommunications Authority (VNTA). Check out the other Asia Internet Stats at IWS.
The Population and stats for Africa have been updated. Check them out at Africa Internet Population. The tables give all the estimates and the graphs help us understand the stats.
For example, the 2015 Q2 Internet Penetration in Africa Graph shows that the average Internet penetration for Africa is 27%, and 48.5% in the rest of the world, not including Africa. Great progress has been made in recent years and the number of Internet users is increasing greatly.
According to the report published by the Internet And Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), the Internet users in India have grown 17% in the initial 6 months of this year, adding 52 million new users, and reaching 354 million users for June 30, 2015.
This extraordinary increase originates in the number of the mobile Internet users who grew from 173 million in December 2014 to 213 million users as of end of June 2014. Nearly 128 million mobile internet users belonged to the urban population of India, the rest 45 million reside in rural areas of the country, according to IAMAI.
To read more, see Asia.