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News in Brief 19 June 2019
Africa: Africa: Pricing plotted - Airtel Africa has set a price range of GBP 0.80 - 1.00 (USD 1 - 1.25) per share for its initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange. Airtel said this i...(more)

News in Brief 12 June 2019
Africa: Africa: Money assistant - MTN Group has launched a Mobile Money (MoMo) artificial intelligence service (chatbot) which went live in Cote d'Ivoire in May and will be launched elsewhere in the n...(more)

News in Brief 5 June 2019
Africa: Africa: eShop launch - DHL is to expand its eCommerce platform into 9 additional African markets, bringing the total to twenty. In May DHL Africa eShop was launched, bringing over 200 UK and U...(more)

News in Brief 29 May 2019
Africa: Africa: Econet energy - Econet Wireless' Distributed Power Africa (DPA) unit is now partnering with French electricity provider EDF to develop commercial and industrial hybrid energy services ...(more)

News in Brief 22 May 2019
Africa: Algeria: Ramadan discounts - Algeria Telecom (AT) has announced a series of special rates for Ramadan, including discounts on calls to domestic mobiles as well as international fixed lines. Ca...(more)

News in Brief 15 May 2019
Africa: Africa: Cost of fraud - Kaspersky Lab's annual Cyber Security Weekend held in Cape Town, highlighted the recent SIM swap fraud wave, which it noted was very common in Africa and the wider regi...(more)

News in Brief 1 May 2019
Date of Next Issue 'Africa & Middle East Telecom Briefing' will be taking a short break and will return to your in-box on Wednesday 8 May 2019. Africa: Africa: Soccer season - The Confederation of...(more)

News in Brief 25 April 2019
Africa: Algeria: Service suspensions? - A three-day strike starting on 28 April has been called by the National Federation of Post and Telecommunications Workers (FNTP), affiliated to the General...(more)

News in Brief 18 April 2019
Africa: Africa: Hotspots highlighted - Facebook has produced a high-resolution map of Africa that integrates population densities by region and area. The mapping was undertaken by researchers in Artif...(more)

News in Brief 11 April 2019
Africa: Africa: Stake sale success - On 3 April 2019 Liquid Telecom completed the sale of 8 percent of its capital to CDC Group, the funding agency owned by the UK government's Department for Internat...(more)

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