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Orange completes acquisition of mobile operator Airtel in Sierra Leone

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,Airtel is the leading mobile operator in Sierra Leone with over 1.3 million customers. Orange (www.Orange.com) announces today that, together with its Senegal-based partner Sonatel, it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the mobile operator Airtel in Sierra Leone. Since the signature of an agreement with Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV (“Airtel”) in January 2016, Orange has obtained all …

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Airtel Africa and Apollo Hospitals brings expert healthcare to Africa

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Apollo Hospitals, the largest healthcare group from India, and Airtel Africa, a leading telecom operator with operations in 16 countries in Africa including Zambia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance healthcare cooperation across Africa. The MoU is focused on enabling easy access to Apollo specialists. The MoU was signed by Ms. Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director of …

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MTN rounds off 10th year of staff volunteer programme

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From robotics and coding camps for school learners in Swaziland, to the establishment of a computer lab at an orphanage in Afghanistan, and the laying of fibre to enable school connectivity in Kenya, MTN employees have embarked on impactful and diverse community projects during the month of June. This, as part of the 10th edition of the company’s annual employee …

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Econet buy South African landline operator Neotel for R6.5bn

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Liquid Telecom, majority owned by Econet Wireless Global, has agreed to pay R6.55bn ($428 million) to Tata Communications for South African internet-service provider Neotel to create the continent’s largest broadband network and business-to-business telecommunications service. The buyer is partnering with Royal Bafokeng Holdings, a South African empowerment investment group, which has committed to taking a 30% stake in Neotel, according …

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LINK Development helps in rolling-out Orange Egypt’s digital transformation from Mobinil brand using latest technologies

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“LINK Development”, the leading technology solutions provider, announced that it has successfully helped in carrying out the digital transformation of “Orange Egypt”, in a record time, using latest technologies. LINK Development has delivered the giant telecom, a new integrated, service-rich, online portal as well as an updated mobile application; launching both to about 33.4 million customers under the new brand …

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Orange completes acquisition of mobile operator Airtel in Burkina Faso

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Airtel is the 2nd largest mobile operator in Burkina Faso, with close to 4.6 million customers. Orange (Orange.com) announces today that, together with its subsidiary Orange Côte d’Ivoire, it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the mobile operator Airtel in Burkina Faso. Since the signature of an agreement with Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV (“Airtel”) in January 2016, Orange …

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2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature: Call for Entries

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Etisalat has announced its call for entries to the 2016 edition of the Pan-African Prize, Etisalat Prize for Literature (Prize.Etisalat.com.ng). This is coming just a few months after the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Fiston Mwanza Mujila won the 2015 edition of the Prize with his first novel, Tram 83. We are delighted to champion the cause for celebrating the richness …

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MTN employees mark 10 years of volunteerism in their communities

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Johannesburg – MTN employees in Afghanistan will spend the next 21 days establishing a computer lab and painting various schools in Kabul, while their colleagues in Syria will renovate a library and playground of a public school in Damascus. In Sudan, MTNers will establish the country’s first national audio library to provide free, high quality audiobooks for visually impaired students. …

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Pyramid Research highlights 7 strategies to increase smartphone sales in Africa

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A new report, “Operator Strategies to Increase Smartphone Penetration in Africa,” published by Pyramid Research, provides in-depth insights on a number of smartphone strategies that African telecommunication operators can use to increase smartphone usage and adoption on their networks. By 2020, Pyramid Research forecasts annual smartphone sales in Africa and the Middle East to grow by a CAGR of 15.0% …

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Orange Business Services reinforces its commitment to African enterprises, extending sales operations to Nigeria

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Orange Business Services (Orange-Business.com), the B2B division of the Orange Group, is reaffirming its commitment to support enterprises in Africa with the expansion of its Lagos, Nigeria presence. It has established a new sales office in addition to the existing customer support activities in the country. The objective is to support senior IT decision makers with strategies to grasp the …

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