Digital Africa clearly has support from some other respected African tech leaders, like Bosun Tijani, CEO of Co-creation Hub in Nigeria, and Juliana Rotich, co-founder of the Kenyan data crowdsourcing platform Ushahidi. Whether it changes Africa’s relationship with France remains to be seen.

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