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In various parts of the world, access to the internet can be regarded as a basic need that most people can afford.

The same can not be said for Africa, the world’s second largest continent with over 50 countries. 

A 2018 research done by Cable UK titled, “Worldwide Broadband Price Comparison” showed that the most expensive internet packages in the world can be found in African countries.

The five most expensive packages on the planet are inthe following African nations – Burkina Faso ($651.72), Namibia ($1117.87), and Mauritania ($1368.72).

Despite the high charges, these counties have some of the slowest connectivity in the world - less than 5Mbps. 

Another one conducted by the Alliance for Affordable Internet also came to the same conclusion.

The 2018 report titled, “New data: What’s the price of 1GB of mobile broadband across LMICs?”, discovered that the average person in Africa spends roughly 8.76% of their income on data bundles. Africa is followed by Latin America and the Caribbean with 3.58%.

Here are the seven African countries with the highest internet charges, according to the findings from the Cable UK and the Alliance for Affordable Internet: