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Deep Shifts

We live in interesting times – significantly, the 4th Industrial Revolution is upon us. But it would appear that African states are not prepared or preparing for this shift that promises to change the way we live our lives much like tools, the steam engine and the internet have each revolutionised the way humans lived, worked and played.

Here we collate thoughts on the deep shifts that need to happen or that may already be happening and that will potentially guarantee Africa’s place in the new scheme of things – as a participant and not a mere recipient of the good will of others.

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