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The Pan-African Economy in Brief: Monday, April 19, 2021

Kenya:
The Communications Authority has approached Parliament on telecom infrastructure sharing:
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has expressed its willingness to see Parliament pass new laws aimed at sharing telecom infrastructure among the various operators in the country. Through this enrichment of the legal environment that governs the national telecom sector, the regulator wants to correct shortcomings that are currently causing some problems.

Somalia:
AMISOM announces the deployment of a new contingent of 144 police officers to ease the security situation:
Somalia has been facing a tense security situation since 2006, especially with the threat of the terrorist group Al-Shabaab, which was responsible for the attack on Mogadishu in March 2021, among other things. In response to this situation, AMISOM has implemented several actions aimed at restoring a peaceful climate.

Nigeria:
The construction of an aircraft maintenance and repair center is becoming a priority:
Controlling the operating costs of African airlines by reducing the costs of aircraft maintenance is the current ambition of Nigerian airlines. An ambition whose realization could benefit all challengers in West Africa.

Nigeria:
Beneficiaries of the solar home systems project will pay a fair share:
Solar home systems for 25 million Nigerians will not be free. Beneficiaries of the $587,285 solar home systems project launched by the government will have to pay fair share bills. The announcement was made by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the launch of the distribution of 100,000 solar home systems in Jangefe community in Jigawa State.


Angola:
Africell will officially launch its operations in December 2021:
With eight months to go, Angolans will be able to experience the products and services of a new telecom operator. With its license and concession agreement already in hand, Africell is currently fine-tuning its network for a grand entrance into the market.