Which social networks are the most popular in Africa?

The latest Social Media Trends report from Trend Micro finds Facebook and Twitter are among the most widely-used social media platforms in Africa, with more than three-quarters of African people using them daily.

The report reveals the popularity of Facebook in Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

While the report does not look at the influence of mobile phone networks, the study notes that the number of mobile phones used in Africa has fallen by more than half since 2011.

The report highlights the importance of using social media to build communities and share information, which has helped Africa to build a strong civil society.