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Africa’s cybersecurity challenge
In sub-Saharan Africa, the digital revolution has propelled innovation and development on an unprecedented scale. With those benefits come dangers, especially with the advance of e-commerce and e-government, which use troves of personal data. But while criminal and terrorist groups could exploit vulnerabilities, governments could also use cybersecurity as an excuse to violate citizens’ privacy and snuff out political dissent.