The Moroccan automotive market has showcased significant potential, propelled by factors such as long-term industry growth projections, substantial foreign investment, government incentives, and advantageous trade agreements that position Morocco as a burgeoning hub for automotive production and export.

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Kenya Power, the utility company, intends to harness off-peak capacity to support Kenya's shift towards electric mobility. Kenya boasts an electricity generation capacity of 3,321 MW, with a peak demand of 2,200 MW and a low overnight off-peak demand of 1,100 MW.

Read more: Kenya Capitalizes on Renewable Energy Leadership to Attract Green Data Centers

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has requested government approval to allow local telecommunications companies to set tariffs in US dollars. This move is a response to ongoing economic challenges and the instability of the Zimbabwean dollar. The aim is to introduce some stability to the national telecoms market for the benefit of both consumers and operators. In August, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe reported a year-on-year inflation rate of 77.2%.

Read more: Zimbabwe Regulator Seeks Stable Prices With US Dollar Tariffs

The Minister of Communication, Posts and Digital Economy in Niger, Sidi Mohamed Rahilou, has suggested combining the state-owned Niger Telecoms with the mobile company Zamani Telecom. This proposal comes after a military takeover in July, which led to the detention of President Mohamed Bazoum and the establishment of a new government. Rahilou mentioned that if the merger happens, the government will have a majority share in the new company.

Read more: Niger Telecoms and Zamani Merger Suggested by Military Council

The Gambia is working on its second international fiber optic cable, expected to be operational by 2025. Minister Ousman A. Bah, responsible for communication and digital economy, announced that the World Bank is funding the project with an estimated cost of between $30 and $35 million. While exact technical specifications were not given, Bah mentioned The Gambia's participation in the Cabral submarine cable project under ECOWAS. By teaming up with Guinea Conakry, they've managed to lower expenses, and the cable will run directly from Cape Verde to The Gambia.

Read more: Gambia's Second Submarine Cable Project Receives World Bank Support

Google has appointed Nigerian Alex Okosi to head its operations across Africa. In his role as the new leader of Google Africa, Okosi will be responsible for overseeing initiatives aimed at improving internet accessibility and driving economic growth on the continent through the provision of essential digital tools.

Read more: Alex Okosi Appointed Head of Google Africa

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