Africa in Fact

Africa in Fact is Good Governance Africa’s flagship quarterly publication containing contributions from high-profile academics, journalists, researchers and corporate leaders from across the African continent. Each edition is carefully themed to reflect the major challenges of the day and what can feasibly done to confront and address them. The content is highly curated, has a credible pan-African reach, and offers significant advertising opportunity to corporate clients.   

Our editorial mission is to provide unique, curated in-depth content on themes as diverse, pertinent and interesting to Africa as the digital revolution, the low-carbon energy transition, liberation movements and informal economies. The publication also provides a platform for a diverse range of pan-African contributors, including GGA’S own in-house researchers, to learn and hone the art of long-form journalism.

Africa in Fact Issue 62

ISSUE 62

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ICT investments: Africa waits to see the money

ICT investments: Africa waits to see the money

ICT has permeated every facet of life, revolutionising how we work, how we learn, how we communicate, and how we organise societies. Several scholars and African governments have spoken about how ICT can play a pivotal role in greater productivity, higher GDP, capacity development and innovation, employment creation, better government transparency and democratic processes. In […]

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How the contest for global digital hegemony impacts Africa

How the contest for global digital hegemony impacts Africa

The expression “tenacious contention” suggests that China and the United States are at an impasse after a dogged battle for the position of global hegemony. But what if hegemony is less about deliberate, tenacious actions and more like the gravitational pull that occurs when a larger, more powerful nation exerts its influence on smaller ones? […]

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The battle for hearts and minds

The battle for hearts and minds

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 […]

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Sovereignty and digital transformation in Africa

Sovereignty and digital transformation in Africa

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 […]

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The internet war in Africa

The internet war in Africa

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”.

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Big-spending China  woos Africa  with its BRI and DSR

Big-spending China woos Africa with its BRI and DSR

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. 

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Wired Africa now Zooms into China and US

Wired Africa now Zooms into China and US

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 […]

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Value of Chinese ICT and machine exports to Africa (2015-2020)

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BOOK REVIEWS

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A theatre for competition

A theatre for competition

This book is a timely and important read which shines the spotlight on many contemporary challenges affecting Africa’s political economy. This post is only available to members.

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