US, China vying for Africa mobile phone sector


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Africa has, in recent years, become the new frontier where China and the United States, the world’s two biggest economic superpowers, are competing for influence in a major industry: telecommunications. This week, Ethiopia celebrated the launch of a 5G network operated by China’s telecom giant Huawei in Addis Ababa. Just earlier, on a visit to the continent last week, US Secretary of State Wendy Sherman visited the offices of American mobile company Africell in Angola, where the firm has amassed nearly 2 million users since it launched just a month ago. . “Today in Luanda, I visited @AfricellAo, an innovative,...