1 – Broadband Speeds across Africa. 🌍
Kenya is the highest ranking African nation in a new ranking of broadband internet speeds across the world. Kenya ranked 51st globally with internet speeds of about 9mbps, which means it would take just under 2hrs to download a 7.5GB HD movie. For context, It would take just 18 minutes in 1st ranked Singapore and the UK made it a law that every area must have access to broadband of at least 10mbps. The full list is available here.
+ (Like we needed one more reason to move to Nairobi.)
+ I do not expect that many Gabon residents have watched the GoT season finale. *shrug*
2 – Whither art thou, unbanked? 💸
The vast majority of the 2 billion unbanked people in the world live in just 25 countries. We have a ton of work to do. Source.
3 – Privacy? What Privacy? 😒
This chart shows the number of requests for user information Facebook has received from governments across Africa between 2013 and 2016. (Look at the big, shameless, red line that represents Nigeria.)