Introduction.

Can Africa live? This question is contingent on the ability of citizens and policymakers’ openness to technological advances as the anchor for future prosperity. Admittedly, COVID-19 has exposed the frailties of African economies and threatens to reverse development gains. The World Bank projects that the number of people living below the poverty line is projected to rise by up to 40%, with the majority living in Sub-Saharan Africa. This translates to higher rates of inequality, poor access to nutritious food, lower educational achievement, and higher gender disparities. Amidst all…