Mauritius leads Africa in global ICT rankings – South Africa jumps 10 places

Mauritius (49th) once again leads Africa, in the latest World Economic Forum’s (WEF) global information and communication technology (ICT) rankings. South Africa is in second place, and has jumped 10 places from 75th to 65th. The WEF points to South Africa’s improvements in bandwidth infrastructure. The Indian Ocean island nation of Seychelles (74th), completes the top three.

Morocco (78th) is tops in North Africa, and Rwanda (80th) trumps Kenya (86th) in East Africa, who is one place behind Cape Verde (85th). Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy is in 119th place, out of a 139 countries included in the rankings. In the bottom 10 rankings, 8 are African countries, with Chad ranked last.

Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, Israel and Singapore, Netherlands and the United States are “leading the world when it comes to generating economic impact from investments in information and communications technologies (ICT),” according to the WEF’s Global Information Technology Report 2016.