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The Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry, the Chairman of the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) and the Chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone attended a partnership signing ceremony between AOI and Benya Capital.

Read more: AOI and Benya Capital join forces to build fiber optic cable factory in Egypt

Tunisia launched a contact-tracing mobile phone app that identifies and alerts users who may have had contact with others infected with the new coronavirus. The E7mi application, available on Android and awaiting validation for Apple's iOS, was developed by a Tunisian start-up specialised in digital marketing tools for foreign companies, the health ministry said.

Read more: Tunisia launches virus-tracking app

China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC announced that they will partner to build 2Africa, which will be the most comprehensive subsea cable to serve the African continent and Middle East region. The parties have appointed Alcatel Submarine Networks (“ASN”) to build the cable in a fully funded project which will greatly enhance connectivity across Africa and the Middle East.

Read more: Leading telcos announce a transformative subsea cable

SatADSL, the Brussels-based provider of satellite services, has partnered with YahClick to enhance its connectivity offering across Sub-Saharan Africa.The partnership appoints SatADSL as a new Virtual Network Operator (VNO) partner to YahClick, the UAE-based broadband satellite services provider owned by Yahsat and its partner Hughes Network Systems.

Read more: SatADSL, YahClick to deliver connectivity across Africa

Instead of going with cloud giants Amazon or Microsoft, Zoom announced it had picked Oracle as a cloud infrastructure partner to support its rapid growth and evolving business needs as the enterprise video communications company continues to innovate and provide an essential service to its extensive customer base.

Read more: Zoom selects Oracle Cloud to support video call demands

Nigeria has got the approval to use the telemedicine facility for mobile testing of the coronavirus thanks to the collaboration between the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology through its agency, the Nigerian National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) and the Federal Ministry of Health.

Read more: Telemedicine facility in Nigeria to be used to COVID-19 testing

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