By opening up the telecommunications and internet sectors to private investors, African governments have given them the upper hand in the lucrative data market. If the continent is to regain control of its digital economy, countries need to rethink tax and regulatory policies, analysts argue.
“Africa has gotten off on the wrong foot,” Amadou Diop, the Senegal-born founder of the digital strategy firm MNS Consulting, says on the topic of digital sovereignty. His company has been hammering out a plan for several months now to address the issue, and Diop paints an alarming picture of Africa’s shortcomings on the digital front.(Source: The Africa report)