Opera Software has launched Artificial Intelligent powered-app which enables people to access their favourite news articles and hottest trending videos.

The app, named Opera News, follows the company’s recent announcement that its AI-powered news service inside Opera Mini grew to more than 100 million active users in less than a year, showing an incredible interest in news globally.

In a statement, the company said, in addition to delivering great content, the app can also save up to 80% of users’ mobile data usage.

The company had last year outlined plans to invest $100m in the African market.

Opera also announced the launch of its “Africa First” strategy. According to the statement, Opera will develop and launch its mobile products first for the African markets.

Opera News becomes the first product to be launched under this new strategy.

“Africa is an incredibly interesting region that will experience an enormous growth over the coming years,” says Jorgen Arnesen, Global Head of Marketing and Distribution at Opera. “Our new strategy means we want to make the very best products for Africans, hence our priority on the region. “

Opera News, which is already the most downloaded app in Africa, is currently available for download on Google Play in Benin, Burundi, Chad, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Guinea, Senegal, Republic of the Congo, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Madagascar, Rwanda, South Sudan, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.

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