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Google announces Umoja cable to connect Africa with Australia 

Tech giant, Google, has announced plans to build a new fibre optic cable called Umoja to connect Africa to Australia in its bid to improve Internet connectivity on the continent.  


The company announced this project on Thursday via its blog. Anchored in Kenya, the Umoja cable route will pass through Uganda, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa, including the Google Cloud region, before crossing the Indian Ocean to Australia, Google said.  


According to the company, Umoja will be the first ever fiber optic route to directly connect Africa with Australia.