Malawi outshines DRC as the worst on internet connectivity

Malawi has only outshined the DRC positioning itself as the second last both out of 86 countries in the world and among 24 African countries by being among the worst countries in terms of internet availability and affordability, the 2018 Inclusive Internet Index has revealed.

This is according to the latest edition of the Index, now in its second year.

Compiled by The Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Facebook, the Index provides an international benchmark of internet inclusion across four categories: availability, affordability, relevance and readiness.

The development overshadows Malawi’s trumpeted developments in the ICT which the DPP led government claims to be championing.

Malawi’s verbose Information minister and Government Spokesperson Nicholas Dausi in his remarks rubbished the Index as mere perceptionsaying the DPP government has made great strides in terms of Malawi ’s ICT development.

Yamikani Chezani

Journalist by profession, I like what I do here, that is, keeping the world close to news As It Happens.

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