Togo pips Nigeria for first African landing of Google's Equiano cable

First announced back in 2019, the Equiano system is the third international submarine cable to be owned by Google and their fourteenth submarine cable investment in total. 
It is named after Olaudah Equiano, an 18th century writer and abolitionist originally from what is now Nigeria. Enslaved as a child, Equiano purchased his freedom in 1766 and went on to play a major role in the British anti-slave trade movement of the 1780s…

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