Here's What Africans Searched For On Google In 2018

A man using Google search on his Apple laptop

Different countries, on the other hand, had their sights set in a somewhat different direction.

The World Cup obviously benefitted from being a quadrennial event and football being the most popular sport in the world propelled the event's searches to the top of the overall list too.

First up, and rather unsurprisingly, sports dominated the top ten Google searches of the year.

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To be clear, these are top trending searches, which takes into account an increase in interest from 2017 to 2018 around a specific topic.

Under the "near me" category, people searched the most for "mobile stores near me". Though the list had some obvious names and search trends, there were topics that made us go, 'wait, did we really search that?'. Self-styled National Resistance Movement general Miguna Miguna came third whereas Kenya Certificate of Primary Education results made it to the fourth position in the search engine. The company also mentioned that "How to.' and "What is.' are among the most interesting searches".

On May 19th, Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle tied the knot, .in what was probably the most discussed wedding of the year. The top list also includes three Hollywood movies that all happened to be Marvel blockbusters, namely Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, and Deadpool 2.

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Top "near me" searches: Jobs near me, Nandos near me, Dischem near me, McDonalds near me, Guesthouse near me, Postnet near me, Steers near me, Spar near me, Debonairs near me, Spur near me.

Man using Google search.

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