Africa has 15% of the world’s population, consumes 3% of the world’s energy output, but only 2% of world trade contributions. What a downer!
So how can we increase trade and jobs in Africa?:
The Internet creates new ways to communicate, congregate, and share information. Which ultimately leads to social and economic development. As well as transforming Medicine and Health Synergistic discoveries and instant scientific collaborations. Today, the Internet drives the hottest stocks on global stock markets, shapes technological innovation, and fills the pages of the world’s press on and offline. New McKinsey research into the Internet economies of the G-8 nations as well as Brazil, China, India, South Korea, and Sweden finds that the web accounts for a significant and growing portion of global GDP. On average, the Internet contributes 3.4 percent to GDP in the 13 countries covered by the research—an amount the size of Spain or Canada in terms of GDP, and growing at a faster rate than that of Brazil.
Where to start?:
Nigeria accounts for approximately one sixth of the African population (or one fifth of Sub-Saharan African population). Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and currently the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has been identified as a regional power, but most importantly it also has regional hegemony, and major influence within its region. So, #FreeTheWeb in Nigeria and increase socioeconomic in Africa.
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