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MTN sucked into Nigerian political vortex

MTN Group has become a battleground issue for Nigerian politicians vying for ascendancy ahead of a national election in February, with $10-billion worth of claims made against the South African wireless carrier.

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MTN fine is a state-sanctioned mugging

It’s time to call the situation South African telecommunications group MTN is facing in Nigeria what it really is: a state-sanctioned mugging. The Nigerian government, through its communications commission, is pointing a gun at MTN’s head, demanding that it hand

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MTN hasn’t asked us for help yet: Cwele

MTN hasn’t yet asked South Africa’s department of telecommunications & postal services for help regarding its multibillion-dollar fine in Nigeria. This is according to telecoms minister Siyabonga Cwele, who was speaking on the

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Nigeria tells MTN: give us R7,7bn more

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has told MTN that it didn’t actually mean it when it said it had cut the fine it imposed on the telecommunications operator by 35%. In a second letter to the group in as many days, it said the fine would be reduced instead by only 25%

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Zuma, Buhari said to meet over MTN

President Jacob Zuma and his Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari, are set to meet in Johannesburg this week to discuss the US$5,2bn fine imposed by Nigerian authorities on South African telecommunications group MTN’s subsidiary in the West African nation, it was reported on Sunday

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SA, Nigeria relations remain ‘cordial’: Radebe

The recent US$5,2bn fine issued against MTN does not affect the cordial relations between South Africa and Nigeria, with government hopeful that talks between the mobile network and Nigerian authorities will bear fruit, a senior cabinet minister has said

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Nigeria: MTN calls in the big guns

MTN has enlisted the help of the South African government and is meeting with Nigerian officials “at the highest level” as it moves to fight off a damaging US$5,2bn fine by the Nigerian