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China's Huawei to invest $430M in North African cloud center, developer training

The Chinese tech firm has been increasing its footprint in the Middle East and North Africa.

Huawei will invest $430 million into North Africa to build the firm’s first cloud center there as well as train thousands of developers and tech specialists, the Chinese technology company’s regional president announced Tuesday.

Speaking at a company conference in Shanghai, Huawei’s president for Northern Africa, Terry He, said the company's "Intelligent Future" plan includes $200 million for building its first cloud center in the region, Egypt's state-owned al-Ahram reported.

The program will put another $200 million toward supporting 200 of Huawei’s local technology partners and 1,300 distributors. 

The investment also includes $30 million to train 10,000 local developers and 100 tech specialists in North Africa.

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