Research Project at the Centre
US-China Decoupling: Clash of two 'Internets' in Africa
The tension between the US and China over technology is one of the top geopolitical risks of 2020. The prediction of the Internet splitting into the US versus Chinese versions have implications for countries on either side of the divide. This study argues that the rivalry between the US and China in the technology space has implications for freedom of information and digital innovation in Africa.
Dani Morales, Herman Wasserman, Gregory Gondwe, Melissa Tully, Emeka Umejei, Chikezie Uzuegbunam, and Este Sikanku (2021). Motivations for Sharing Misinformation: A Comparative Study in Six sub-Saharan African Countries, International Journal of Communication, 15(2021): 20.
Umejei, Emeka and Suleiman A. S. (2021). Investigative Journalism in Nigeria (1999-2019): A Shift to Online Media? In Investigative Journalism, Edited by Professor Hugo De Burgh and Dr Paul Lashmar (Third Edition). London: Routledge.
Umejei, Emeka (2020). Chinese Media in Africa: Perception, Performance, and Paradox, Lanham MD, Lexington.
Umejei, Emeka (2020). ‘U.S.-China Technology "Cold War": Exploring Africa's Options,’ The China Africa Project (CAP), 23 October.
Umejei, Emeka (2019). We Still Have Lots to Learn About How the Media Covered State Capture. In State of the Newsroom 2018: Structured Unstructured, edited by Alan Finlay. Wits Journalism, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Umejei, Emeka (2018). ‘Chinese Media in Africa: Between Promise and Reality’. Equid Novi: African Journalism Studies.
Umejei, Emeka (2018). ‘Hybridising Journalism: Clash of two ‘Journalisms’ in Africa’. Chinese Journal of Communication.
Umejei, Emeka (2018). ‘The Imitation Game: Will China’s Investment Reshape Africa’s Internet?’