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Nigeria leads Africa in terms of people who access the internet. According to statistics released in the Internet Governance Forum held from 3-6 December 2008 at Hyderabad, India, the number of Nigerian Internet Users had reached 10 million placing it way ahead of other countries like South Africa and Egypt.The west African country which is also Africa's most populus country with a population of over 140 million is followed by Egypt and Morocco with 8.6 and 7.3 million users respectively. South Africa comes in at fourth with 5.1 million users followed by Algeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tunisia, Sudan and Zimbabwe rounding up the top ten. Africa has 51,065,630 users and an internet penetration of 5.3% which is way below the world average of 21.9%.

United States of America leads the world chart with 220 million Internet users followed by China (210 million) and Japan (88.1 million). Brazil comes next to India (81 million) with 53.1 million users, UK 40.2 million, Germany 39.1 million, Republic of Korea 35.5 million, Italy 32 million and France 31.5 million. Asia has the highest number of Internet users with an estimated 568.7 million people followed by the Americas with 377.9 million.

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