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Huawei is Going to Save Christmas in South Africa!

Chinese telecom giant Huawei wants to save South Africa from celebrating the Christmas holiday in the dark.  The company's end of year marketing push in South Africa is focused on promoting its $3,400 Power-M battery back-up systems that can offset the ...

Huawei Expands Digital Power Products With New Distribution Deal in East Africa

The Chinese technology giant Huawei, once known only for phones and switches, is now pivoting quickly in East Africa to expand beyond telecommunications to new energy storage services in a new, rapidly expanding market. Huawei signed a distribution deal last ...

Democratic Republic of Congo Unveils Chinese-Built Data Center

DRC Prime Minister Sama Lukonde on Friday cut the ribbon on a new data center financed by China and built by Huawei. The minister said the center will improve data management and national financial performance. Huawei announced in March that it will ...

China’s Huawei Sets up Commodities Hedging Team in Singapore, Hong Kong

Huawei Technologies (HWT.UL) is building a commodities team to hedge and trade metals and energy products, according to the Chinese technology company's job posts on professional social network LinkedIn. The company was looking for a commodity trader and a commodity market ...

Huawei is Now the Must-See Stop in China for Visiting Global South Leaders

Honduran President Xiomara Castro is the third leader from a developing country in just the past two months to include a stop at a Huawei research facility during their state visit to China. Castro visited the telecom giant's Shanghai research ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Misadventures in the Skin Trade

This week I spent a few days in Cape Town, in time for a minor, if telling, crisis in international agricultural trade. A ship crammed with 19,000 (mostly still living) cows was stuck in Cape Town harbor, en route from Brazil to the Middle East.
As South African animal welfare authorities scrambled to inspect the horrors on board, the city was enveloped in a powerful farmyard funk. The entire episode can ...

Given How Unreliable Electricity Service is in South Africa, It’s Not Surprising Huawei’s New Power Wall is Generating Buzz

Huawei may be under mounting pressure in the United States, where the government will reportedly expand sanctions against the Chinese tech giant to block all American technology transfers, but in South Africa, it's a totally different story. On the same day ...

Hard to Believe But Huawei’s Still Got a Smartphone Business in South Africa

Even though Huawei's mobile phone business is just a fraction of the size it was before the U.S. slapped crippling sanctions on the company, blocking it from using Google and other American technology, South African consumers are still keen to buy the Chinese tech giant's devices.

Angola is Now a New Front in the U.S.-China Technology Duel

Technology, not oil, emerged as a key focus of Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang's brief visit to Angola on Friday. Qin visited Huawei's new $80 million technology park in the capital Luanda and later oversaw a signing ceremony with Finance Minister Vera ...

Huawei Eyes Expansion in the DR Congo

A delegation of senior executives from Huawei's Africa division met on Friday with Congolese Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde at his office in Kinshasa to discuss "the DRC's digital development." No other details about the meeting were made available. Huawei is leaning ...

Two New Huawei-Powered 5G Networks Launch in Africa

Chinese telecom giant Huawei may be encountering severe headwinds in the U.S., Europe and parts of Asia but not so in Africa, where the company launched two new 5G networks in just the past week: SOUTH AFRICA: Partially state-owned Telkom launched ...
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