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Internet adoption and usage patterns in Africa: Evidence from Cameroon

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- Enablers
- Challenges

- Digital Literacy And Skills
- Internet Safety

Author(s): Thierry Penard; Nicolas Poussing; Blaise Mukoko; Georges Bertr and Tamokwe Piaptie

The objective of this paper is to understand what factors stimulate or hinder the adoption and usage of the Internet in Africa. Our results show that young and educated individuals are more likely to use the Internet in Cameroon. The probability of using the Internet is also higher for male, as well as for English-speaking and computer savvy individuals. Moreover, Internet users are more likely to have family abroad. We also find that Internet usage patterns differ across gender, age and education.


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West Africa,

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