April 1, 2023

Dutch cybersecurity company Surfshark has named the top 10 African countries in terms of developing digital experiences.

This comes at a time when Africa is experiencing a steady development in digital technology in an attempt to improve its performance and close the gap with developed countries in this area.

As part of an inventory of this development, this study ranked ten African countries where digital experiences help improve quality of life in the 2022 Digital Quality of Life Index report.
The company considered five criteria that matter for public and private services, the business climate, the start-up industry, attracting investors, as well as the participation of the population in the digital economy and human development.

These criteria are the availability and quality of the Internet, digital infrastructure, e-security and e-government.

And from the point of view of classification by criteria Morocco leads the way in cybersecurity, while South Africa ranks high in terms of internet accessibility and quality. Kenya ranks first in e-infrastructure and Mauritius ranks first in e-government quality.

South Africa ranks first overall, followed by Mauritius and Morocco in the 2022 Digital Quality of Life Index report. Then from fourth to tenth place, respectively, Tunisia, Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana and in the penultimate place Algeria and then Senegal.

(Article prepared by Ahmed Al-Yakubi, Director of Holborn Cybersecurity Holborn

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