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Niger: Airtel premises (also) closed for non-payment of taxes

After Orange in late November, it is the premises of Airtel Niger that the tax closed on Friday in Niamey for non-payment of taxes. According...

MTN Benin gets free support from local banks

MTN Benin has signed a CFAF 75 billion loan from a consortium of banks including Societe Generale Benin through its structured finance platform, Structured...

MTN Nigeria maintains its IPO project

Attacked by the Nigerian regulatory authorities, MTN reconfirmed its intention to list its local subsidiary on the stock exchange. Staying the course, whatever the cost:...

Safaricom named best African employer

Kenyan operator wins first place in the latest Forbes ranking of the best employers in the world. Forbes, for the second time, has named the...

Burkina Faso: WARA raises ONATEL rating from BBB- to BBB

WARA has upgraded ONATEL's regional currency long-term rating to 'BBB'. This rating is one notch below the sovereign ceiling of Burkina Faso, which is...

Crystal Telecom (Rwanda): the blues of small carriers

By Jacques Leroueil, Kigali THE STOCK ADVENTURE OF CRYSTAL TELECOM HAD BEGAN BEAUTIFULLY BEGIN. WHEN CRYSTAL VENTURES, THE FINANCIAL ARM OF THE RWANDAN PATRIOTIC FRONT,...

Aminata Kane Ndiaye at the controls of Orange Sierra Leone

Aminata Kane Ndiaye, 33, has been appointed CEO of Orange Sierra Leone replacing Sékou Dramé promoted to head the group Sonatel. A challenge for this...

Sékou Dramé at the controls of Sonatel (Orange)

Sékou Dramé, 45, succeeds Alioune Ndiaye as director of Sonatel. The Senegalese subsidiary of the Orange group held its board of directors on April 17...