6 Feb 2015
Internet giant Google plans to boost internet connectivity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and will open an office in Kinshasa in the near future, BizTechAfrica reports. The information was revealed by Google Francophone Africa boss Tidjane Deme, following a meeting with Thomas Luhaka, the DRC’s deputy communications minister. Senegal-born Deme said that the move is intended to encourage economic development in the DRC. Deme noted that he and his colleagues were on an exploratory mission to Africa, and the delegation previously held similar discussions with Thierry Lezin Moungalla, the telecoms minister in neighbouring Republic of Congo.