In this week's pick of some our favourite discussions over 2020-2021, we revisit the making of the nation of Nigeria. Its turbulent history has ... plenty to tell us about the current malaise. After all, as the poet Maya Angelou once said: "If you don't know where you have come from, you don't know where you are going."
While the world debates 5G technologies, and the US takes aim at China’s telecoms giant Huawei, this remains a live topic across the continent, too.
From internet blackouts in Ethiopia… to facial recognition software in South Africa… to the recent public embrace by Nigerian politicians of China’s own social media policies.
Its not quite as simple as that says podcast guest, Iginio Gagliardone, a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.
He has written a book on the subject: China, Africa, and the future of the internet.
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