Renewable energy provider Bboxx partners Solar Sister to accelerate clean energy access in Nigeria

NIGERIA – Bboxx, a renewable energy provider, has partnered with Solar Sister, a clean energy and women’s empowerment network operating in several African markets, to implement and accelerate the provision of solar energy to off-grid areas across Nigeria. Solar Sister has been active across Sub-Saharan Africa since 2010 and opened its first Nigerian office in Lagos in 2014. Since then,…

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Orange appoints Jérôme Hénique as CEO for its Middle East and Africa division

MEA – Orange’s Middle East and Africa (OMEA) division, a telecommunications corporation, has appointed Jérôme Hénique as CEO effective July 1, 2022. Hénique is currently director of operations and deputy CEO of the MEA region and will now take over from Alioune Ndiaye, who the French operator says wishes to concentrate on his role as chairman of the board of…

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Oracle and Orange partner to strengthen digital infrastructure in West Africa

WEST AFRICA – Oracle and Orange have signed a collaboration agreement as part of a joint plan to accelerate cloud-led digital transformation in West Africa. Under the agreement, the two companies will assess plans to build Oracle Cloud regions, using Orange’s infrastructure in Senegal and Ivory Coast as this aligns with a common objective of ensuring that all customer data is…

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Liquid and Orange partner to expand network reach across Africa

AFRICA – Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Orange have announced a new partnership to leverage each other’s existing networks in Africa, allowing them even greater access and opportunity to build their businesses throughout the continent. This partnership will give Liquid access to Orange’s extensive network in West Africa, including the new Djoliba network. Likewise, it will give Orange access to Liquid’s…

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Orange inaugurates digital center in Abidjan

CÔTE D’IVOIRE –  French multinational telecommunications corporation Orange and the German Development Cooperation are inaugurating an “Orange Digital Center” in Abidjan, an ecosystem entirely dedicated to the development of digital skills and innovation, attended by the highest political and administrative authorities from Côte d’Ivoire Spread over 1,200m2 for Côte d’Ivoire, the Orange Digital Center brings together the four strategic programs of the…

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Orange picks Ericsson for mobile money in Africa

AFRICA – Orange Middle East and Africa is set to deploy Ericsson’s Mobile Financial Services solutions across fourteen of the countries in its Orange Money footprint. Starting with Senegal, Ericsson’s solutions will be rolled out in phases and once operational will provide a more agile and compliant IT architecture to enhance performance in managing the flow of transactions. In addition,…

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2Africa Consortium announces new cable branches

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA – The 2Africa consortium, comprising of China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, Saudi Telecom Company, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC, has announced the addition of four new branches to the 2Africa cable. The branches will extend 2Africa’s connectivity to Seychelles, the Comoros Islands, and Angola, and bring a new landing to south-east Nigeria. The new branches join…

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Orange expresses interest for stake in Ethio Telecom

ETHIOPIA – French multinational telecommunications company Orange has submitted an expression of interest to participate in the ongoing partial privatization of Ethiopia’s Ethio Telecom firm for an undisclosed value, Ethiopia’s ambassador to Paris has revealed. Henok Teferra Shawl said in a tweet Orange had “formally submitted an interest to participate in the partial privatization of @ethiotelecom.” In June 2021, Ethiopia launched a…

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Orange Côte d’Ivoire launches US$415m investment fund to support innovative startups

CÔTE D’IVOIRE – Orange Côte d’Ivoire, a telecommunication company, has launched a €350 million (US$415m) technological investment fund to promote the growth of innovative startups in the fields of networking and information technology, digital industries, and cybersecurity. This fund, known as Orange Venture, was announced during an information session and aims to target startups that provide solutions to the Ivorian…

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Orange Egypt to provide SODIC’s customers with value-added services

EGYPT – Orange Egypt, a telecommunications services provider, has signed a cooperation agreement with Six of October Development and Investment Company (SODIC), to provide a variety of services that keep pace with the technological updates and development needed for residential compounds’ customers. The services will provide them with value-added services that will contribute to the development of the real estate…

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