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MTN appoints new CEO

  Johannesburg | THE INDEPENDENT | Chief Financial Officer of MTN Group Ralph Mupita will on September 1 take over from Rob Shuter as president and CEO. “After a rigorous and extensive search process, we are pleased to have appointed someone of Ralph’s calibre, experience and ability to fill the group president …

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MP’s ask NIRA to charge for data telecoms require

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament want the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) to start charging for sharing citizen’s data with private companies and government agencies. The demand was made by members of the Defense and Internal Affairs committee of parliament saying that for NIRA to …

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South African regulator orders data costs be reduced

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa’s competition regulatory authority on Monday revealed that mobile operators have been overcharging for internet connectivity, ordering top operators to drop prices within two months or face prosecution. The high cost of data has in the past stirred public outrage prompting protests under …

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Peter Ndegwa is new Safaricom CEO

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | The Safaricom PLC Board of Directors has appointed  Peter Ndegwa as the company’s Chief Executive Officer effective April 1, 2020. He joins Safaricom from Diageo PLC where he is the Managing Director of Diageo Continental Europe. “Ndegwa brings a wealth of experience in General …

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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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Uganda deports third foreign telecom employee

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Ugandan police on Thursday announced the expulsion of another foreigner working for telecom giant MTN, following the deportation earlier this week of two of the company’s expatriate staff. MTN Uganda’s general manager for mobile money Elsa Mussolini, an Italian citizen, was forced out of the …

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