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U.S.-China Technology “Cold War”: Exploring Africa’s Options

In 2019, Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter, and Jack Ma, co-founder and former executive chairman of Alibaba, visited several African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, and Ethiopia, where they met and interacted with African tech-Savvy youths.  The two ‘Jacks’ represent two different paradigms of technology, and their visits to Africa were symbolic of the geopolitical rivalry between the U.S. and China over technology.

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