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IFC names new West Africa boss

IFC has appointed Olivier Buyoya as its new Regional Director for West Africa. In his new role, Buyoya, who will cover 13 countries in the region, will lead IFC's strategy and operations to spur private sector development and opportunity. Buyoya will work closely with the World Bank, development...

November 06

Huawei lines up for Africa data center expansion

With Africa’s data centre decade in full swing, Chinese multinational Huawei said it will step up its data centre investments across the continent. The deployments are set to be done through partnerships with several countries similar to the company’s latest project in Senegal. According to Philippe Wang, Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications for Huawei...

December 20

Oracle, Orange join forces to expand West Africa cloud infrastructure

Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) and Orange S.A. (EPA: ORA) have signed a collaboration agreement as part of a joint plan to accelerate cloud-led digital transformation in West Africa. Under the agreement, the two companies will assess plans to build Oracle Cloud regions using Orange’s infrastructure in Senegal and Ivory Coast. The companies also announced plans to jointly offer cl...

November 01

$700m ACE subsea cable now linking South Africa to French Brittany

The Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) submarine cable has been extended down the coast of western Africa from São Tomé and Príncipe to South Africa. The cable is now connecting Duynefontein, north of Cape Town in South Africa, to Penmarch, in the French region of Brittany. Along the 17,000Km route, the cable has sub-lines going into Portugal, Canary Islands, Mauritania, Se...

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