Yandex December 18, 2021

Yandex expands its presence in Africa

Yango, an international brand of the Yandex.Taxi service, was launched in Cameroon, the company’s press service and local media reported on December 15. The service operates in two cities at once — Yaounde and Douala. Earlier, on December 9, the Yango app became available in the…
May 21, 2021

Image of Russia in African Media Spotlight

The conference “Russia-Africa: In the Media Spotlight” was held yesterday. Participants discussed the current state of the representation of Russia in African media, identified the key issues and identified solutions. Having basic Russian language skills already provides Africans an opportunity to be educated in Russia,…
Telecoms May 2, 2021

Africa Mobile Data Pricing in 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa has the most expensive mobile data in the world — the average cost of 1 GB there is $6.5, as opposed to Northern Africa — the region with the lowest cost in the world where 1 GB is $1.5. The worldwide average is…
Congo, DR March 9, 2021

Russia Stated Interest in Investments in the DRC

Projects of mutual interest to both Russia and the DR Congo were announced today at the “Investment Opportunities in the Democratic Republic of Congo” business forum. More than 50 Russian and Congolese companies from various sectors stated their interest in cooperating in a number of…
SDG 17 October 28, 2020

Agreements Signed at Russia-Africa Economic Forum in 2019

It has been one year since the first Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum took place in Sochi. 54 African states attended. According to official statements, the event resulted in documents signed worth over RUB 1 trillion. We presented those officially confirmed on the map below.
June 6, 2019

Launch of an ride-hailing app in Accra, Ghana

On June 6, 2019, the Yango company began work in the capital of Ghana – Accra. Yango works with local carriers and uses Yandex’s maps, navigation and other technologies. According to Kotodien Soro, general manager of Yango West Africa, the partnership agreements have been signed…