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Article contentDAKAR - Senegal will move all government data and digital platforms from foreign servers to a new national data center in hopes of strengthening its digital sovereignty, the president said on Tuesday. Blogging Is Good For Your “I’m instructing the government from henceforth to migrate all state data and platforms to the data center. We have to rapidly repatriate all national data hosted out of the country,” President Macky Sall said at the launch of the center.Senegal aims for digital sovereignty with new China-backed data center Back to videoFinanced with a Chinese loan and built with equipment and technical support from China’s Huawei, the data center will tap into global networks through an undersea cable as well as the country’s own 6,000-km (3,730-mile) fiber optic network.State-owned businesses such as Senelec, the national electricity company, will also move their data to the center in tandem with government agencies, Sall said.The center will serve both the public and private sectors, and offer a cheaper infrastructure to Senegal’s growing community of tech startups than entrepreneurs will find abroad, he addedSall said the center will boost Senegal’s internet connectivity and position the West African nation as a technological hub for the entire region. Blogging Is Good For Your