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Country has over 100 free Internet access points available

Over 100 free Internet access points are available throughout the country. The announcement was made on Monday by José Carvalho da Rocha, Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology.

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According to the ruler, these 125 Internet posts allow Angolans to connect via the wi-fi network. In a press conference, José Carvalho da Rocha also said these posts were part of the "Angola Digital" project, which aims to fight the digital divide.

"The main aim is to provide young people with an opportunity to acquire knowledge, implement business and, in general, be in contact with the world," he explained, stating that the next step will be to implement posts in the provinces of Lunda Norte and Zaire that have not yet benefited from this service.

Regarding the complaints that have arisen about the malfunctioning of the posts, José Carvalho da Rocha said that they are working, but admitted that sometimes there is "some breaking of the signal".

The reasons for this happen, according to the minister, are related to power failures. However, he made it clear that there are capabilities to solve possible technical malfunctions.

Finally, the minister also mentioned the importance of users navigating safely: "It is not because we have a relationship with someone in the virtual world that we have to give ourselves body and soul," he said, stressing that new technologies only serve to facilitate the lives of its users and therefore should be used cautiously.