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dc.contributor.authorIfeanyi-Ajufo, Nnenna
dc.date.accessioned2023-11-01T16:14:59Z
dc.date.accessioned2023-11-15T16:41:58Z
dc.date.available2023-11-01T16:14:59Z
dc.date.available2023-11-15T16:41:58Z
dc.date.issued2023-01
dc.identifier.citationIfeanyi-Ajufo N. (2023) Cyber governance in Africa: at the crossroads of politics, sovereignty and cooperation. Policy Design and Practice. 6(2):146-159.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/19680
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractAfrica has recently focused on an ambition to achieve digital transformation through the pursuit of various flagship initiatives which are aimed at achieving its ‘Agenda 2063’ objectives. Digital transformation will be better achieved through appropriate cyber governance policies and mechanisms, and the success of Africa’s Digital Transformation Strategy 2020-2030 hinges on diverse factors. According to the Strategy, African governments have a fundamental responsibility to create an enabling environment, with policies and regulations that promote digital transformation across foundation pillars, which include cybersecurity. The Strategy also stipulates the need to reinforce the region’s human and institutional capacity to secure the cyberspace by building trust and confidence in the use of cyber technologies. The aim of the paper is to examine Africa’s cyber governance agenda in relation to peace and security. While there are political dimensions to determining the thresholds of such discourses in Africa, the uncertainties of governance mechanisms, political underpinnings and limitations in digital capacity may mean that international standards of cyber governance have merely been theoretical in the African context. The paper examines Africa’s extant policies and political strategies for cyber governance, and the region’s interaction with international cyber governance processes. The paper further discusses the prospects and challenges to cyber governance in the region, and the approaches to leveraging international cooperation in promoting cyber stability in the region.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1080/25741292.2023.2199960en_US
dc.rights©2023 The Author. Published by Informa UK Limited, Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_US
dc.subjectAfricaen_US
dc.subjectCyber governanceen_US
dc.subjectCyber politicsen_US
dc.subjectDigital sovereigntyen_US
dc.subjectDigital transformationen_US
dc.titleCyber governance in Africa: at the crossroads of politics, sovereignty and cooperationen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2023-03-03
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.rights.licenseCC-BYen_US
dc.date.updated2023-11-01T16:15:01Z
refterms.dateFOA2023-11-15T16:42:29Z
dc.openaccess.statusopenAccessen_US


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