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Taxi drivers threaten to protest in Nairobi.

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Tigo Tanzania announces free WhatsApp.

Tigo Tanzania announces free WhatsApp

Telco offers complimentary service to all customers subscribed to its network.

Former US attorney general to help MTN settle US$3.9bn fine.

Former US attorney general to help MTN settle US$3.9bn fine

MTN brings in the big guns to try settle its ongoing battle with Nigerian authorities, hiring Eric Holder to argue its case.

Cape secures French Tech label.

Cape secures French Tech label

French telecommunications firm Orange welcomes development.

South Africa: Smartphones dominate Orange online sales.

South Africa: Smartphones dominate Orange online sales

Smartphones have topped sales figures for French telecommunications firm's South African-based online store.

Nigeria: Industry insiders question MTN's motives on NCC fine.

Nigeria: industry insiders question MTN's motives

Speculation exists that mobile operator is using delaying tactics.

Nigeria records rapid increase in active subscribers.

Nigeria records rapid increase in active subscribers

Industry analysts sceptical over recent statistics which show increase in telecoms subscribers, teledensity.

User demand forces Zim telco to expand network.

User demand forces Zim telco to expand network

Telecommunications company initiates upgrades as mobile penetration rate hits 93%, according to officials.

MTN and NCC given time to renegotiate fine.

MTN and NCC given time to renegotiate fine

A Nigerian court has adjourned a court case between MTN and the NCC until mid-march in hopes that parties will reach an out of court settlement by then.

Telkom SA launches SA eSports league.

Telkom SA launches SA eSports league

 

The new tournament will see R1 million given away in prize money.

Internet holding up Zim telecoms.

Internet holding up Zim telecoms

Business operations benefiting from additional revenue streams and making up for losses in voice telephony income.

Visafone frequency central to LTE rollout says MTN.

Visafone frequency central to LTE rollout says MTN

Deal will help Nigeria with 2018 broadband penetration targets say execs.