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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 ...

Huawei’s Solar Pivot Widely Promoted in Africa

As the Chinese technology giant Huawei finds its traditional internet business increasingly contained due to pressure in the Global North, it's pivoting towards green energy in the Global South. Huawei recently blanketed the 

Lightning Round: U.S. Summits, Huawei and Chinese Mining in the DRC

In this Lightning Round edition of the show, CAP Managing Editor Cobus van Staden and CAP Francophone Editor Geraud Neema break down three of the week's big stories. First, Cobus explains why African leaders would ...

Huawei in North Africa: Lots of Good PR, Not a Lot of Tech Transfer

Huawei's success in Africa is undeniable. It's built large swathes of the continent's telecom network and is an indispensable player at almost every layer of the African technology stack. But when it comes to transferring skills and technology, the company's record ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Jiang Zemin Created the Africa-China Relationship As We Know It Today

Reflections on the legacy of Jiang Zemin, China’s president from 1993 to 2003, who passed away on Wednesday, emphasized how he presided over a decade of explosive economic growth. Fewer have pointed out that he was also a key architect of China’s current relationship with Africa. 
After the Mao era, emblematized by Chinese involvement in African anti-colonial struggles, the relationship went dormant as China focused on building economic ties ...

Chinese-backed Asia-Africa-European Undersea Cable Makes Landfall in Kenya

Kenya's ICT minister Joe Mucheru gleefully welcomed the arrival of the 15,000-kilometer PEACE (Pakistan & East Africa Connecting Europe) undersea cable when it came ashore in the port city of Mombasa on Tuesday.  The $425 million ...

Huawei’s Mideast-Africa Cloud Summit Wraps Up in UAE With a Warning From South Africa: Fix Your Employment Issues or Else…

The head of South Africa's State Information Technology Agency, Luvuyo Keyise, made it clear on Tuesday that Huawei had better start hiring more local employees if it wants to continue doing business with the SA government. Earlier this year, 

U.S., European Tech Competition With China in Africa

Challenging China's dominance in Africa's tech sector was one of the key takeaways from this month's Europe-Africa summit and a key component of the EU's Global Gateway infrastructure agenda. But it's not going to be easy given the enormous breadth of ...

The South African Government is Making Huawei an Example

The South African Department of Labor’s decision to sue the local subsidiary of the Chinese mobile technology giant Huawei for hiring too many foreign workers could signal a wider crackdown on foreign firms. This comes as the country’s unemployment rate soars and pressure to allocate ...

Ghana Approves Homegrown Smart Cities Solution That Will Use Both Chinese and U.S. Tech

Ghana's National Communications Authority (photo) granted local internet services provider Celltel approval to build the $300 million Ghana Smart Cities Project that will provide national wireless internet coverage. The company said it plans to use a mix of Chinese and U.S. ...
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