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A new technology hub that has been created in the heart of Lagos represents the burgeoning technology and innovation scene - that is attracting significant investment and interest from global giants - that recognize the opportunities presented by this emerging market of young, connected Africans.

Read more: Silicon Valley identifies Africa as new tech frontier

Amr Talaat has been appointed the Minister of Communications and Information Technology since June 2018, to the Cabinet of the Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly. Talaat possesses over 30 years of solid experience in communications and information technology areas, with a wide experience in developing and implementing strategies across a wide spectrum of activities in Egypt.

Read more: A new ICT minister assumes his duties in Egypt

E-marine, the leading company in providing marine engineering and installation services for submarine cables in the region, bagged a contract from Huawei Marine Networks to install the “Mauritius and Rodrigues Submarine Cable System” (MARS), which covers a distance of 700 km connecting two islands in the Indian Ocean.

Read more: E-marine to deploy MARS cable between East African islands

Leading Mobile Satellite Services operator, Thuraya Telecommunications Company is showcasing its latest solutions and products at this year’s Eurosatory exhibition in Paris. Visitors to Hall 5A– B790 can engage with senior officials from Thuraya, who will answer questions on Thuraya’s defense portfolio that includes the recently launched Thuraya Aero and Thuraya tracking and monitoring service and terminal.

Read more: Thuraya’s defense portfolio at the heart of Eurosatory Defense Exhibition

Leading Australian satellite telecommunications company Pivotel has announced the launch of the world's first satellite device that combines the Inmarsat Fleet Xpress Network Service Device (NSD) with the RedPort Optimizer Enterprise satellite router and VoIP gateway to deliver an all-in-one communications solution for maritime and satellite providers.

Read more: Pivotel and Inmarsat team up to launch game changing device

Angola confirmed the premature death of its first national telecoms satellite, Angosat-1, which was launched in December and was expected to have a working life of 15 years. The Russian-made Angosat-1 struggled with repeated setbacks immediately after its launch from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.

Read more: Angola loses first satellite, plans successor

Egypt hosted the 11th Arab Robotics Championship from March 23-26, dubbed one of the most powerful competitions in the Arab world in the field of robotics. The event, hosted in Sharm El Sheikh, was inaugurated by Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser ElKady and the Governor of South Sinai Khaled Fouda.

Read more: Egypt hosts 11th Arab Robotics Championship

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