Enhancing the Central Africa Backbone

The eight-year old Central Africa Backbone (CAB) project (link is external) aimed at interconnecting countries of the Central African sub-region is considered to be the slowest in Africa. Congo Brazzaville is pushing the project forward with an announcement about fiber link tenders to Cameroon and the Central African Republic by the Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Economy, Leon Dust Ibombo. 78.2% of the CFAF43 658 000 000 (USD$ 77 259 417.536) funding the project will be provided by the African Development Bank, and this initiative credits Congo Brazzaville as an active partner in the CAB project.