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[AUDIO] China’s controversial, out-sized role in Africa’s digital revolution

Africa is home to one of the fastest growing technology markets in the world. In fact, more African households own a mobile phone than have reliable electricity or even clean water. The combination of a young population, some of the fastest growing economies and steadily falling prices for both mobile handsets as well as internet access are all contributing to ... Read More »

[AUDIO] China & Ethiopia: Partners in Surveillance

Human Rights Watch’s recent report on telecom surveillance in Ethiopia focuses a lot of attention on the role of Chinese contractors who are building out the country’s new communications infrastructure. One of the co-authors of that report, Cynthia Wong, joins us for more on the role of Chinese tech companies operating in Ethiopia and her recommendations for what should be ... Read More »

[AUDIO] Ethiopia’s Chinese-powered telecom crackdown

The Ethiopian government is expanding its suppression of civil and political dissent with the upgrade of its telecommunications network according to a new report from Human Rights Watch. The report alleges that censorship and surveillance are both on the rise as foreign companies, largely Chinese, install new 3G/4G mobile networks. While HRW’s report should be commended for documenting the increased ... Read More »

[AUDIO] With an eye on China, the US re-orients its policy in Africa

The United States announces a new foreign policy platform for Africa that is eerily similar to China’s ‘aid not trade’ position | Two of China’s largest telecom manufacturers get a two-year ban from Algeria for corruption | The pros & cons of China’s ambitious stadium diplomacy agenda in Africa and Latin America | Perspectives on the changing face of African ... Read More »