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MTN Nigeria listing set, MTN Uganda revenue up 8.9%

Johannesburg, South Africa | THE INDEPENDENT | MTN Group has confirmed that it expects to list its shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in the first half of 2019. In a statement as they released their 2018 Annual Results, MTN said the move that is still subject to regulatory approvals, will …

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Deported MTN Uganda CEO goes to court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MTN’s Chief Executive Officer Wim Vanhelleputte says that the process used by the Minister of Internal Affairs Jeje Odongo to declare him undesirable was highhanded and arbitrary, and he has decided to challenge it in court. Vanhelleputte has filed a suit challenging his deportation from …

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Airtel takes on rivals with 4G internet

New initiative expected to drive the company’s revenue growth Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Airtel Uganda has unveiled a fourth generation (4G) internet services, stepping up the battle for customers in country’s telecommunication market. MTN Uganda and Africell unveiled their 4G services in 2015 and 2016 respectively, with the …

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Deportations at MTN

Story behind dumping of 5 bosses Kampala, Uganda | HAGGAI MATSIKO | Officially, the Feb. 14 deportation of MTN Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Wim Vanhelleputte was sparked by President Yoweri Museveni’s concerns over alleged gross crimes by MTN staff; including threatening national security. But investigations by The Independent have found …

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New details on MTN deportations

Kampala expels boss of MTN’s Uganda arm, citing ‘national security’ Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Compromising national security has been cited as one of the reasons Kampala has deported the Belgian CEO of the Ugandan branch of MTN Wim Vanhelleputte. It is the fourth such expulsion targeting the South African telecoms …

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DETAILS: How MTN-Uganda CEO Vanhelleputte was deported

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MTN-Uganda Chief Executive Officer, Wim Vanhelleputte has been deported. Wim Vanhelleputte was deported on Thursday night aboard Brussels Airlines on the orders of the Internal Affairs Minister, Gen Jeje Odong. The Belgian is the fourth employee of Uganda’s telecom giant to be deported in the …

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Uganda deports MTN chief

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MTN CEO Wim Vanhelleputte was Thursday night deported, weeks after three of the  company’s expatriate staff were expelled. His deportation documents were signed by Internal Affairs Minister Gen. Jeje Odongo, hours after he had been held and grilled by security. He was later taken to …

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