Up to $100bn is needed to bridge the connectivity gap in Africa by 2030. With the pending economic crisis expected to have damaging consequences, investment in digital technology and digital infrastructure is beyond urgent for African economies to bounce back. A full-fibre Africa would live up to these expectations. In fact, a 10% increase in broadband penetration in Africa could yield a 2.5% increase in GDP per capita. Accordingly, what steps should be taken to achieve universal access to broadband connectivity in Africa? How could this technology help African countries to emerge stronger in a post-COVID world?