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    Publication Date: 3/15/2016
    Topics: Internet Users; Smartphone Users
    Geographies: Kenya; Nigeria; South Africa
    Demographics: Females; Males
    Context: African nations have some of the highest gender gaps in digital access and smartphone ownership, according to a February 2016 report. Even where overall access is very low, men are more likely than women to be online.
    Publication Date: 10/4/2016
    Topics: Mobile Broadband
    Geographies: Middle East & Africa
    Context: eMarketer estimates that the Middle East and Africa account for 10.3% of mobile phone users in the world. But according to June 2016 research, the region is home to only around 4% of 4G LTE connections worldwide. The disparity is especially large in Africa.
    Publication Date: 9/21/2016
    Topics: Internet Users; Mobile Users
    Geographies: Middle East & Africa
    Context: The Middle East and Africa has the lowest rate of internet usage in the world—but it includes a few countries where penetration is extremely high, such as the United Arab Emirates where more than three-quarters of the population is online. The divide between sub-Saharan Africa and the rest of the region is clear: Internet penetration is nearly twice as high in the Middle East and North Africa.