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GSMA welcomes African support for broadband growth

GSMA has welcomed the strong decision that African governments took at this week’s African Telecommunications Union (ATU) meeting in Nairobi, to foster the growth of broadband across the continent, according to a top executive.

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Abraaj exits pan-African insurance investment

The Abraaj Group, a leading investor operating in global growth markets, has announced the completion of the full exit of its investment, through one of its funds, in UAP Holdings Limited, a pan-African insurance holding company with subsidiarie

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Abraaj exits pan-African insurance investment

The Abraaj Group, a leading investor operating in global growth markets, has announced the completion of the full exit of its investment, through one of its funds, in UAP Holdings Limited, a pan-African insurance holding company with subsidiarie

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Ericsson wins ‘African Vendor of the Year’ award

Ericsson, a leading provider of communications technology and services, has won the ‘African Vendor of the Year’ honour at the CommsMEA Awards 2014 recently. The award, which recognises the company’s contribution

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Boat with 170 African migrants sinks off Libya

A boat with around 170 African migrants on board trying to reach Europe has sunk off the Libyan coast, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said on Saturday. "The coast guards have rescued 17 of the illegal migrants," said Ay

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Israel halts unapproved migration across Egypt border

Israel has stopped the unapproved influx of African migrants across its border with Egypt, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday after months of intensive counter-measures on the once porous desert frontier. More than 6

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Sudan to launch $1 billion sugar plant

Sudan plans to increase sugar production by 450,000 tonnes annually with the help of a $1 billion plant, aiming to end dependency on imports and start exporting sugar by 2014, officials and executives said. The African country is trying to

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Interactive Intelligence buys African reseller assets

Interactive Intelligence Group, a global provider of unified IP business communications solutions, has inked a deal to purchase select contact center assets of its South African-based reseller Atio Corporation. Headquartered in Indianapoli

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Batelco 'remains interested in African M&A'

Batelco, Bahrain’s leading telecom services provider, said it would be interested in acquiring pieces of Kuwaiti Zain's African assets if their buyer, India's Bharti Airtel, ever decided to break them up. "We are looking at all opportuniti

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Zain confirms talks to sell stake in African assets

Kuwait's largest telecoms company, Zain, whose shareholders voted to lift a cap restricting ownership on Monday, is in talks to sell a stake in its African operations, its chief executive said. Zain is in talks with a number of partners co

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