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- Dancom Technologies, a subsidiary of the Dangote Group has partnered with Huawei Technologies to construct a fibre optic network that will cover the eastern part of Nigeria. The project is expected to cater for Nigeria's capacity needs and improve the country's telecommunications environment in general. According to the two companies, the deal indicates the start of a long-term cooperation between Dancom and Huawei in providing telecommunications infrastructure and services.

- South African website publishing company Lutho.com has started accepting online payments via the Google Checkout method, pressportal.co.za reports. Lutho.com has thus added Google Checkout on its checkout page, where international customers can also select PayPal as their online payment option. The Google Checkout service allows users to make purchases from online stores using payment and shipping information they keep on file with Google. Users store their credit or debit card and shipping information in their Google accounts.

- Nigeria’s National Assembly has pledged its commitment to assist the Nigerian Communication Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) to appropriate adequate funds for NigComSat 2 and 3.