Emirates telecommunications, Etisalat buys 9.8% of Vodafone Int’l for US$4.4B

EGYPT – Emirates Telecommunication Group Company PJSC (Etisalat) has acquired 9.8 percent stake in Vodafone International Group for US$4.4 billion. The move came days after Emirates said it was looking to expand into new markets in Africa, Europe, and Asia, and into areas outside telecoms such as financial technology, as it seeks to drive growth, according to Reuters. It added…

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Outsourcing company CCI Global to occupy largest contact centre in Kenya at Tatu City

KENYA – CCI Global, the largest international contact centre operator in Africa, has announced plans to move to a purpose built, state-of-the-art five-story tower office in Tatu City, creating more than 4,000 jobs for Kenyans. CCI’s facility will be developed by Gateway Real Estate Africa (GREA), a private development company specialising in turnkey construction. CCI first entered the Kenyan market…

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Network service provider Angola Cables partners Flexential to offer customers connectivity options

ANGOLA – Flexential, the provider of data center colocation, cloud and connectivity, announced its partnership with Angola Cables, a multinational ICT solutions and network service provider operator, to drive colocation and interconnection options for customers in the Southern and West African markets. Providing access to Angola’s MONET cable, housed in Flexential’s Fort Lauderdale data center, this partnership will offer customers…

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Vodacom Group appoints Sitho Mdlalose as Managing Director for its South African business

SOUTH AFRICA – Vodacom Group, a mobile communications company, has announced the appointment of Sitho Mdlalose as Managing Director (MD) of Vodacom South Africa, effective 01 July 2022. Sitho is currently the Managing Director of Vodacom Tanzania, a position he has held since August 2021. He returns to Vodacom South Africa to assume the role held by Balesh Sharma, who…

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SA’s Vodacom pledges 100% renewable energy shift by 2025

SOUTH AFRICA – South African mobile communications company, Vodacom has pledged to halve its environmental impact by 2025 with a target set to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The target will have a massive impact on Vodacom’s pledge, as electricity consumption is the primary source of the technology company’s greenhouse (GHG) emissions. By this target, Vodacom will…

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Zimbabwe’s internet service provider ZOL rebrands to Liquid Home Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE – ZOL, Zimbabwe’s leading Internet Service Provider has unveiled its new brand identity, Liquid Home Zimbabwe. This rebrand reflects the natural evolution of the well-loved home brand and its much-awaited alignment with the parent brand – Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a business of Cassava Technologies. As part of this rebrand, Liquid Home Zimbabwe will ensure the seamless transfer of all…

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Media company Entravision expands to Kenya, appoints Maggie Ndiragu as MD

KENYA – Entravision a global advertising, media and ad-tech solutions company, has announced its expansion into Kenya and welcomes Maggie Ndirangu as its newly appointed Managing Director of Kenya Operations. Ms. Ndirangu has regional expertise and extensive knowledge of the digital landscape across Africa. This expansion aligns with Entravision’s goal to position Entravision 365 Digital as a local digital marketing…

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MTN Nigeria to invest US$722k in its Media Innovation Programme (MIP)

NIGERIA – Technology company, MTN to invest over N300 million (US$722,862) in its Media Innovation Programme (MIP) targeted at empowering journalists in the country. Through the program, which is being organized in partnership with the Pan-Atlantic University, MTN will train 20 Nigerian media practitioners. The training includes digital skills, improvement in writing, and reporting skills through group presentations and sessions…

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Safaricom appoints Michael Mutiga as its new Chief Business Development and Strategy Officer

KENYA – Safaricom, a mobile network operator, has appointed Mr Michael Mutiga as its new Chief Business Development and Strategy Officer, with effect from 1st May 2022. He will be in charge of strategy and acquisitions, underlining the telco’s quest to get a larger share of the financial services market. The appointment comes at a time the telco is seeking…

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Safaricom appoints Stephen Kiptinness as its new Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

KENYA – Safaricom, a mobile network operator, has announced the appointment of Stephen Kiptinness as its new Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, with effect from 1st May 2022, subject to relevant regulatory approvals. Stephen will be responsible for the organisation’s reputation management, public policy, legal and regulatory affairs. He will also steer the development and implementation of Safaricom’s corporate investment strategy…

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