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Huawei in Africa: Problems? What Problems?

While Huawei is facing intense scrutiny in certain European countries, the United States, and parts of Asia, the Chinese telecom giant is seemingly unimpeded in African markets. Just as in the brewing political standoff between the U.S. and China, where African leaders are doing their best to stay out of the crossfire, a very similar dynamic is taking place in the telecom sector.

Huawei convened a high-profile conference on Monday for its cloud computing services in Africa that lacked even a hint of the kind of controversy that typically hangs over the company in other parts of the world. 

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