The United States and China vie for the mobile phone sector in Africa – Voice of America – VOA News


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Cape Town, South Africa - Africa, in recent years, has become the new frontier where China and the United States, the world's two largest economic superpowers, are vying for influence in a key industry: telecommunications. This week, Ethiopia celebrated the launch of a 5G network powered by Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei in Addis Ababa. Just before that, during a visit to the continent last week, US Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman visited the offices of US mobile phone company Africell in Angola, where the company has some 2 million users since its launch just over a month ago. "Today...