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The US computer company Microsoft Corporation has announced plans to build a technology center in Kenya. The project was presented to the President of the Republic, Uhuru Kenyatta, during a hearing he granted in Nairobi to a delegation, senior officials of the company, led by the vice president of Microsoft in charge of the game department, Phil Spencer.

Read more: Microsoft Corporation launches the construction of technology development center in Kenya

Ethiopia’s Council of Ministers who held its 14th Extraordinary Session, issued a new proclamation calling for the establishment of a new Telecommunications Regulatory Authority. The new body, whose establishment was submitted to the House of People's Representatives for approval, intervenes with the aim of “restructuring the telecommunications market and introducing competition”.

Read more: Ethiopia establishes new Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

During a meeting with the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (AmCham Egypt), Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Amr Talaat, revealed that the government is preparing a national strategy for artificial intelligence (AI). He explained that this strategy will focus on training, research and export.

Read more: Egypt plans its new AI national strategy

YahClick, the leading satellite broadband service from UAE-based global satellite operator Yahsat and its partner Hughes Network Systems, will showcase a portfolio of transformative satellite services at CABSAT 2019. The service will place a particular emphasis on its suite of e-Learning and e-Health solutions.

Read more: YahClick e-solutions will transform healthcare in underserved African communities

Olusola Teniola, president of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) and his peer of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Gbenga Adebayo, expressed their desires to accomplish great achievements that will thoroughly transform the local market this year.

Read more: Promising year for the telecom market in Nigeria

Recently, Kenyan communications authority revealed that the mobile money segment recorded 730.2 million transaction in the third quarter of 2018, which is worth 2 trillion Kenyan shillings ($19.6 billion), a 19.45% rise on a year-on-year basis. Back in Q3, 2017, the mobile money service recorded 611.3 million transactions valued for about $18.6 million.

Read more: Mobile money transactions hit $20bn in Q3 in Kenya