Life at the bottom of the global league of internet access
Posted in: Digital Divide at 19/10/2018 20:26
Somalia is not a place for web addicts. Even in the capital, Mogadishu, coverage is patchy, expensive and unpredictable. Things are slightly better in the north, but further afield, and anywhere the al-Shabaab militant group holds sway, there is no internet at all.
All of which means that in the global league of internet access, Somalia is at the bottom, with fewer than 2% of its people regularly online.
This has unfortunate repercussions for locals. In Marka town, Lower Shabelle region, Anas Farah, 26, who ran a music studio, said he has been forced to shut his business because of lack of internet service.