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MTN Group Sustainability Report released

MTN Group Sustainability Report released

MTN Group’s efforts to advance social development in its markets through the integration of sustainable business practices into day-to-day activities, is yielding positive outcomes, the company’s Sustainability Report shows. Read More

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Monday 23 Mar

MTN Business launches services that will host SMEs securely on its domain

SOUTH AFRICA
MTN Business has launched Bring Your Business Online, a platform that gives small and medium-sized businesses (SME) increased visibility by providing online presence on the MTN managed domain for less than R20 a month.»
Monday 23 Mar

Job fears in Senegal as Tigo outsources network management

SENEGAL
People working for Tigo Senegal are worried about their jobs after the mobile operator signed an agreement that handed over the management of its network to the Swedish telecom giant Ericsson.»
Friday 20 Mar

JUMIA Côte d’Ivoire expands its operations

IVORY COAST
JUMIA has opened six new hubs in Cote d’Ivoire in the cities of Yamoussoukro, Bouaké, San Pedro, Daloa, Gagnoa, and Korogho. »
Friday 20 Mar

US firm Actifio drives into African markets

US based company Actifio, which specialises in copy data virtualisation, has revealed its plans for the expansion of its footprint in the African markets.»
Thursday 19 Mar

Richard Edet appointed Country Senior Officer for Alcatel-Lucent Nigeria

NIGERIA
Alcatel-Lucent has announced the appointment of Richard Edet, effective today, as Country Senior Officer and managing director for Nigeria.»
Wednesday 18 Mar

Africans to surge up the ranks of ultra-high-net-worth individuals

The number of ultra-high net worth individuals – those with at least $30 million in assets – in Africa will increase by a staggering 59% over the next 10 years, stronger than the 34% projected global growth.»
Wednesday 18 Mar

Villagers get solar training at Barefoot College

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) has seconded seven semi-illiterate mostly Ngwatle villagers for a six month solar electrification training course at the famed Barefoot College in India. »
Wednesday 11 Mar

New MTN appointment to focus on Small and Medium Enterprises

SOUTH AFRICA
MTN Group today announced the appointment of Omotayo Ojutalayo as General Manager for Small and Medium Enterprise Channels within its Enterprise Business Unit, effective immediately.»
Tuesday 10 Mar

3 months for 4 Ivory Coast mobile operators to merge

IVORY COAST
Four ‘small’ mobile operators in Ivory Coast namely Green, Comium-Koz, Mobile Coffee and Warri have been given a three month ultimatum by the government to merge and form one single operator, or face the chop.»
Monday 9 Mar

Former Kampala mayor loses 8 billion case to MTN

UGANDA
A court in Uganda has dismissed a protracted legal battle involving the former mayor for Kampala Hajji Nasser Ssebagala and MTN, which could have cost the company over Ush8 billion.»
Monday 9 Mar

Surfline Ghana to expand nationwide

GHANA
Surfline Communications has announced plans to expand its award-winning 4G LTE network in Ghana with Huawei Technologies.»
Monday 9 Mar

Riverbed: new MD for Middle East and North, West and Central Africa

Riverbed Technology has promoted Elie Dib to the position of Managing Director for the Middle East and North, Central and West Africa (MENA) region.»
Monday 9 Mar

Court warns Gabon Telecom striking workers

GABON
A court in the Gabonese capital Libreville has told the National Telecommunication Union (SYNATEL) striking members to stay away from Gabon Telecom premises.»
Sunday 8 Mar

Gabon Telecom revenues soar despite industrial action

GABON
Gabon Telecom (GT) revenue seems to have brushed aside a series of strikes that disrupted the company’s activities in the past 12 months.»
Friday 6 Mar

Airtel Ghana, Sahel Sahara Bank in strategic partnership

GHANA
Airtel Ghana and Sahel Sahara Bank have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance the business potential of both parties. »
Wednesday 4 Mar

Ekocenters to empower Rwanda’s women entrepreneurs

RWANDA
Ericsson and The Coca-Cola Company have launched a pilot to bring mobile connectivity to EKOCENTER in Rwanda, with a view to expanding the partnership to other countries.»

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MTN Group Sustainability Report released

MTN Group’s efforts to advance social development in its markets through the integration of sustainable business practices into day-to-day activities, is yielding positive outcomes, the company’s Sustainability ...