News Update - Telecoms and ICT in Africa - Issue No 1085 on 30 September 2022

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Zambia looks to become a potential communications hub – President says it is not a landlocked country but a land-linked state

30 September 2022

Zambia’s President Hakainde Hichilema is seeking to turn the disadvantages of being landlocked into advantages. He says the country should see itself as strategically located and turn itself into a hub of production, value addition, and food distribution. If it plays its cards right, communications could be one of those ‘value adds’ as it has some of the same hub potential. Russell Southwood looks at what’s currently happening in the market. Because of its unusual geographic shape, Zambia borders on an unusually large number of countries: Mozambique, Tanzania, DRC, Angola, Botswana and Zimbabwe. In order to take advantage of this…