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As Sub-Saharan African continue to do more business with the Chinese it is essential that the technology received is secured. This is important as many African countries have continued to increase the numbers of mobile devices, and internet usage over the last decade. As many western countries such as the United States of America (U.S.A.) have encountered issues with The Peoples Republic of China (PRC) such as reported incidents of applications that provide data back to PRC embedded in hardware manufactured in China. Sub-Saharan Africa needs to be sure that the products received undergo a rigorous test as the possibility for sensitive data to be leaked is a reality. As China supplies this area of Africa with technology, Africans needs to be able to understand the Information Assurance (IA) posture of received products. To prepare Africans to be able to do this would mean a need for an African cyber command which trains military servicemen on IA and cyber warfare. As certain African countries have above average crime as identified by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCED) a secure IA posture would also ensure that cyber criminals within countries encounter technical roadblocks when attempting to steal sensitive information from individuals. As Sub-Saharan African countries move toward into the digital age it is essential there is an awareness that fosters IA.