LISTED: Top 7 Most Popular African Websites

Africa is fast hooking up to the dot-com world. Despite the fact that there are a lot of African countries and places in Africa without internet access, some websites with African contents are making waves. This gives the idea of the competition at the top spot and the successes and achievements of these websites.

Here Are 7 Most Popular Websites in Africa

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Echorouk Online news site is an Algerian news website that provides immediate and continuous coverage of events in Algeria and the world. The website is published in Arabic, English, and French. Echorouk Online was established in 2005 after sunrise administration’s decision to create an electronic interface of the paper edition to enable a slice of readers on the Web, as well as the Algerian community abroad to check out the contents of the newspaper. It has subsequently become more and more popular and with an Alexa ranking of 1,407, it is one of the most popular websites in Africa.

6. is a South African online marketplace that brings buyers and sellers together to trade almost anything through online auctions and fixed-price sales. Its unique nature of operation has made the website one of the well-known and visited sites in South Africa and Africa at large. The website was launched in August 1999 and is the largest site of its kind operating in South Africa. The website works in such a way that any user who wants to sell goods or services can list items for sale on the site. Sellers set a start time, end time, pricing information and provide a detailed description and images of the items they are selling. Other users can then browse the site and bid on or buy items they are interested in. Should there be a sale, the bidorbuy system puts the buyer and seller in contact with each other. It is up to the two parties to conclude the deal, which normally involves arranging payment and shipment of the goods purchased. Many sellers are now making a business out of trading on the bidorbuy website in South Africa.


News24 is Southern Africa and Africa’s premier online news resource. It is one of the 10 most popular African websites with round-the-clock coverage to bring you local and international news as it happens and when it happens. South Africa’s most visited website is headquartered in Cape Town with an Alexa ranking of 1246.



Nairaland is an online community (forum) founded by Seun Osewa in March 2005. Nairaland currently has over 1 million registered users. In addition to being among the most visited websites in Africa, Nairaland is the most popular local content website in Nigeria.  The website covers mostly Nigerian topics, posts and threads started by users and often takes the form of debates and discussions.


In what would be described as Egyptian top 3, Masrawy is an Egyptian news website and the 3rd most visited website in Africa. The website covers a wide range of news including political, economic, artistic and technology related news, classifieds.


Akhbarak news site was established in 2003 with the purpose of collecting the entire Egyptian news. The website combines news from different sources without any interference from any individuals and arranged according to their importance. It groups similar news together giving the reader the opportunity to get to know the latest news from different sources. Akhbarak news website uses some algorithms to arrange news. The arrangement depends on some of the most important news specifications, number of members who visited and read the story. The ranking also depends on when the story was published and its source. It has Alexa of 825.

1 How Africa is another popular Africa content publication site featuring interesting business and world news for investors and the general public. It keeps you informed and entertained using a conventional approach and shares news across a variety of key sector and country categories. A great indigenous business and all round news site to have on your list. The management of How Africa is based in the United Kingdom and Nigeria.


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