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News in Brief 11 September 2019
Africa: Africa: Regional executive - Ian Ferrao has been appointed as Airtel Africa's regional director of its East Africa operations. Ferrao has more than twelve years of experience in senior managem...(more)

News in Brief 4 September 2019
Africa: Africa: Rural success - Intelsat and Africa Mobile Networks (AMN), an integrator of infrastructure, claim to have connected some 525 remote cell sites in less than 12 months to unserved commun...(more)

News in Brief 28 August 2019
Africa: Benin: Money rules tightened - MTN has blocked unregistered SIM cards from its Mobile Money network. To be a user, a valid national identity document, a Lepi card, a passport, a business card ...(more)

News in Brief 21 August 2019
Africa: Africa: Lowest cost yet - MTN is to launch a USD 20 smartphone across Africa to provide low-cost mobile Internet access for young Africans. MTN's Group President and CEO Rob Shuter showcased t...(more)

News in Brief 15 August 2019
Africa: Angola: Faster gaming - Angola Cables announced on 8 August that its submarine cable routes, in particular SACS, will facilitate access to Angola's first online gaming portal, QwattiSports. Th...(more)

News in Brief 8 August 2019
Africa: Algeria: CEO named - Ooredoo Algeria has appointed Nikolai Beckers as CEO effective 3 August. Beckers has previously served as CEO of Bakcell and Romtelecom. Angola: Pay-TV price rises - Pay-T...(more)

News in Brief 1 August 2019
Africa: Algeria: Price competition - Ooredoo Algeria's revenues fell 3 percent to QAR 1.3 billion (USD 350.4 million) in the first half of 2019 compared with QAR 1.4 billion for the same period in 201...(more)

News in Brief 24 July 2019
Africa: Chad: Social media restored - President of the Republic, Idriss Deby Itno, lifted the restriction on social media networks on 13 July 2019 at the close of the country's first digital forum, du...(more)

News in Brief 17 July 2019
Africa: Algeria: Tunisian options - Mobilis is offering pre-paid subscribers travelling to Tunisia the choice of two voice and data roaming add-ons, in partnership with Tunisie Telecom and Orange. For...(more)

News in Brief 10 July 2019
Africa: Africa: Money growth - Orange Africa & Middle East unit has announced a weekly transaction value of EUR 1 billion (USD 1.12 billion) on its Orange money service. Since its launch in 2008 i...(more)

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