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MTN pays $53 million penalty, resolves $8 bln Nigeria row

Nigeria resolves $8 bln row with MTN Lagos, Nigeria | AFP |  Nigeria said it has resolved a dispute with Africa’s largest mobile operator over $8.13 billion (6.96 billion euros) which it accused MTN of illegally repatriating to South Africa. Africa’s biggest telecoms market Nigeria shocked MTN and foreign investors …

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MTN unveils Shs1bn fund for innovators

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Wim Vanhelleputte, the MTN Uganda CEO says that they have committed Shs1billion commitment towards the MTN Startup Fund which forms part of their ambition to continue supporting local innovators. In a press release, Vanhelleputte encourages as many startups as possible to participate in the several …

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MTN Uganda starts 20th anniversary celebrations with Expo

Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | MTN Uganda has started its six month long campaign to celebrate its 20th anniversary with an Expo that thrilled revellers with artiste performances, a circus, robotics, fireworks display and a special production from renowned Uganda playwright Alex Mukulu. Lillian Mbabazi, Jose Chameleone, comedian Salvador Idringi …

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Battle for Uganda’s telecom market

Bigger firms choke smaller and new telcos Kampala, Uganda |  JULIUS BUSINGE | A few days to implementation of the social media tax, commonly referred to as Over the Top (OTT) on July 1, 2018, three largest telecom firms – MTN, Airtel and Africell issued a joint statement to guide its …

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MTN Uganda Subscribers grow 3% in Q1 2018

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MTN Uganda recorded a 3.1% rise in subscribers to 10.8million in the first quarter ending March 2018. The increment in subscribers for the first three months ends two consecutive quarters of falling customer numbers. The improved subscriber figures also contributed to an increase in …

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MTN Uganda revamps Kabarole Hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On April 20, MTN Uganda Foundation handed over the revamped out-patient department (OPD) block of Kabarole Hospital Church of Uganda and donated hospital equipment to benefit hundreds of patients who frequent one of Western Uganda’s busiest public hospitals. Ten hospital beds, 10 mattresses, 10 blankets and …

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