Monday, September 2, 2013

Pros and Cons of China's Telecom Expansion in Ethiopia

The China Africa Project operated by Eric Olander and Cobus van Staden recently carried a 25 minute podcast titled "Pros and Cons of China's Telecom Expansion in Ethiopia" with Andy Shuai Liu, who runs a blog out of Washington called

The podcast discusses Huawei's and ZTE's recent $1.6 billion contract to upgrade Ethiopia's internet and mobile phone networks in a country that is one of the least connected in Africa and one that carefully controls freedom of speech. The podcast deals with issues of expanding internet service, aiding censorship and cyber spying.

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