As of January 2021, only two African countries made it into the Top 20 Facebook users in the world – Egypt and Nigeria. The current population of Africa is 1,365,294,522 as of April 2021, based on the latest United Nations estimates. Africa population is equivalent to 16.72% of the total world population of 7.8B
The objective of this summary is to give perspective to Africa’s contribution to the global knowledge bank – the internet, the progress being made and the work needed to be done. In the famous words of Mark Twain, “The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice” of course unless you put effort into re-writing yours. After all, it has been established that allowing others to write your stories for you is as dangerous as ceding your future to others to exploit.
Top 10 African Countries on Facebook Compared to Population
The land of the pharaohs comes first, Nigeria, Algeria, South Africa and Morocco round off the top 5 giants on the continent. The distribution of Facebook users in Nigeria is projected to overtake Egypt within several years, as the year-to-year growth rate seems to have slowed in Egypt compared to Nigeria.