Africa Caught in the Middle Amid U.S.-led Offensive Against Huawei


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By The China Africa Project, Eric Ol, er, and Cobus van Staden. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Emeka Umejei, a visiting assistant professor in journalism and media studies at the American University of Nigeria in Yola, is an expert on how Chinese hardware companies like Huawei are re-shaping Africa's internet. He joins Eric & Cobus to discuss the political calculations that African states are making in their decision to rebuff the United States concerns that telecom giant Huawei's equipment is vulnerable to being used for spying.

Join the discussion. Do you think African policymakers are right to be less concerned about potential security breaches in Huawei networking equipment and that it could be used to spy for the Chinese government? Or, do you feel that whatever the issues are, ultimately, this isn't Africa's fight? Let us know what you think.

Read Emeka's December article: The Imitation Game: Will China's Investments Re-Shape Africa's Internet?

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