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Category: AIF Issue 62
When the Trump-led US administration triggered a trade war with China in 2018, few would have imagined the global repercussions of this geopolitical conflict, particularly for African countries. The seismic shock of the US-China technological conflict was most apparent during 2021’s “chipageddon”, worsened by the US ban on the sale of semiconductor chips to China, […]
How the contest for global digital hegemony impacts Africa
The United States and China have engaged in intense geopolitical competition in Africa since the turn of the millennium, which has seen tons of ink spilt in the media on this matter, as well as on intellectual and academic platforms. But what is often not appreciated is the increasing sophistication of the battle between the […]
A great power competition has returned to centre-stage of the geopolitical landscape between the US and an emerging China. Constant technological advancement and global connectivity in the digital space are critical in shaping the outcome of this competition, ultimately determining the modern international order. Africa has an urgent need for infrastructure development. Infrastructure is vital […]
Technology decoupling amounts to a separation between technologies originating in the US and China. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has noted that the “US-China technology divide could cause more havoc than the Cold War”.
The landscape of foreign aid in Africa has shifted from being strategically western dominated, specifically by the United States, to China, emerging as one of the leading countries providing aid to the continent, especially in technology infrastructure.
Government-instituted regulations restricting physical contact and movement to combat the Covid-19 pandemic dramatically spurred the use of digital diplomacy in Africa, using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTS). This gave digital technologies a prominent role in the conduct, management, and administration of foreign relations. While there is a growing focus on African conceptual-cum-empirical studies and commentary […]
Digital technologies are playing an increasingly significant role for governments, non-governmental organisations and other civil society institutions that are relying on mobile communications.
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