Sub-Saharan Africa

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Safaricom cools M-Pesa spin-off

Safaricom cools M-Pesa spin-off

Safaricom chief executive officer Michael Joseph calmed mounting interest in the operator spinning off its successful mobile money division M-Pesa into a seperate company.
Nigeria’s Twitter ban was unlawful, says regional court

Nigeria’s Twitter ban was unlawful, says regional court

The seven-month ban imposed on Twitter by the Nigerian government was unlawful, according to a ruling by the ECOWAS court, the judicial organ of the Economic Community of West African States, which has the responsibility of resolving disputes related to the interpretation of the community’s...
Jumia and realme partner for smartphone sales

Jumia and Realme partner for smartphone sales

Pan-African e-commerce platform Jumia has announced a partnership with Chinese smartphone manufacturer Realme. The joint aim is to roll out new devices at a time when Africa’s smartphone market is enjoying high growth; this in turn will benefit e-commerce.
Zambia’s Zamtel is for sale – or is it?

Zambia’s Zamtel is for sale – or is it?

Cash-strapped Zambian state-run telecoms firm Zamtel, which provides a range of services including landline, mobile, FttH and ADSL, is reportedly for sale, though this has been denied by at least one senior government figure.
MTN Nigeria hit by multi-million-dollar unauthorised transfers

MTN Nigeria hit by multi-million-dollar unauthorised transfers

MTN Nigeria, the country’s leading operator and the leading MTN operator by subscriber numbers, has taken 18 Nigerian banks to court over the alleged unauthorised transfer of ₦22.3 billion ($53.7 million) from an account owned by its recently-licensed mobile money Payment Service Bank (PSB)...
Monty Mobile cuts cash supply to Comium

Monty Mobile cuts cash supply to Comium

Debt-laden Gambian operator Comium received demands for a full refund from Monty Mobile, the company that swooped in with a cash injection to prevent the operator from shuttering last year.  
Cell C says 5G is on the way as debt uncertainty continues

Cell C says 5G is on the way as debt uncertainty continues

South African operator Cell C is apparently in talks with its infrastructure partners to deploy 5G on a launch date yet to be disclosed. Cell C secured 10MHz in the 3500MHz band for ZAR288 million (about US$18.2 million) in March after South Africa’s long-awaited broadband spectrum auction...

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