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Huawei North Africa CEO Says Company Remains Committed to Africa Amid the Pandemic and Pressure From U.S.

Huawei's CEO for North Africa, Terry He. Image via Huawei.

Huawei’s CEO for North Africa, Terry He (photo), struck a defiant tone in a recent interview with the French newsweekly Le Point about the challenges the telecom giant is facing from the United States and its business prospects in Africa amid the ongoing pandemic:

Huawei has not slowed down the development of any of its projects in Africa. The inauguration in June 2021 of the data center in Senegal is a fine illustration. Our activities are all predicated on the digital boom generated by the pandemic, which has increased the needs of both public and private customers for internet access and digital infrastructure.

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