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Connections points for the 37,000km Facebook-led 2Africa undersea cable. Image via 2Africa.

The Facebook-led 2Africa undersea data cable initiative announced that it will add three more countries to its list of landing sites across Africa. Seychelles, Comoros, and Angola will all be connected to the billion-dollar, 37,000-kilometer cable that will connect Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. In what is now an extremely rare example of China-Western technology cooperation, China Mobile International is a member of the project’s telecom consortium, which also includes Orange and Vodafone. (REUTERS)

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