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MTN CEO Vanhelleputte to return to Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MTN’s Chief Executive Officer Wim Vanhelleputte who was deported in February over allegations of undermining state security, has been allowed back into the country after top level discussions between the South African company and President Yoweri Museveni. The president’s press secretary Don Wanyama confirmed the development …

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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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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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