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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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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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NIRA, telecoms now able to verify customer information

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Identification and Registration Authority- NIRA and telecom companies are now able to match and verify customer’s information against the national identification database. This follows the provision of connectivity to the Application Programming Interface (API) at NIRA, according to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). …

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Govt supports Muhakanizi proposals on UTL revamp

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has stepped up the search for an investor to revamp Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL), with Cabinet approving a proposal by the Ministry of Finance to provide a range of incentives to attract competent bids. “Cabinet agreed to and approved the proposal by the Ministry …

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UCC clarifies on Sim-Card replacements

UCC clarifies on Sim-Card replacements Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has set out tough new procedures for SIM-card swaps or replacements, that will include re-registering at the telecoms and confirming the device one is using is an approved type. Ugandan telecommunications companies were early …

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