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Sale of Airtel’s Ghana business nearly complete

Sale of Airtel’s Ghana business nearly complete

Following Bharti Airtel’s recently announcement that it will leave the Ghanaian market, local press reports suggest that the completion of the sale of the former AirtelTigo – Airtel's mobile communications business in Ghana – is imminent.

Madagascar joins the Wi-Fi trend

Madagascar joins the Wi-Fi trend

Madagascar is the latest African country to join the trend towards offering free internet access to its people. The government-supported rollout of Wi-Fi terminals across Madagascar has now begun.

M-Pesa pays for fuel in Tanzania

M-Pesa pays for fuel in Tanzania

Vodacom Tanzania, the country’s leading cellular network company, and Oryx Oil Tanzania, a market leader in fuels, LPG and lubricants distribution, have entered a new partnership which brings the payment service M-Pesa to fuel stations.

Orange makes Africa roaming pledge

Orange makes Africa data and roaming pledge

Orange committed its support to the Smart Africa Alliance’s One Africa Network project pledging new investments in Africa, to upgrade quality of service and data security for customers in the continent.

Africell launch confirmed for 2021

Africell launch confirmed for 2021

Angola is edging further away from mobile duopoly status with the news that Leonel Augusto, the chairman of the Angolan Institute of Communications (INACOM) has supported Africell’s aim of launching services in the second half of next year.

Looking towards 5G in Africa - ZTE’s Zhao Peng

Looking towards 5G in Africa - ZTE’s Darren Zhao

ZTE has been active in the African market since 1997, with business in this region and the Middle East overseen by the company’s President MEA, Darren Zhao. As the continent gears up for 5G adoption, we spoke to him to discuss ZTE’s past and future in Africa as well as the impact that the

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Vodacom Mozambique plans ahead

Vodacom Mozambique plans ahead

There’s a strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) angle to the recent announcement by Vodacom Mozambique of its major objectives for the next five years.