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We name Africa’s telecoms delinquents

A decade ago, fierce battles were fought to get a number of Africa’s state-owned telecommunications operators into private hands and to strip them of their monopoly privileges. This happened in all but two of what are now sub-Saharan Africa’s most successful economies. The real laggards are

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The state of telecoms in Africa

Africa’s road to high-speed broadband is being achieved in leaps and bounds. Every week brings news of another piece of the jigsaw fitting into place. This week it’s the completion of the national fibre backbone in one of Africa’s larger markets. However, there’s still

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Nigeria pulls plug on Nitel sale

Nigeria has cancelled a US$2,5bn bid for its failing telephone company after the bidder defaulted on a $750m down payment, the most recent of numerous setbacks

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Nigeria the shining light in MTN’s expanding empire

Nigeria has emerged as the shining star in MTN’s latest set of results, overtaking SA as the largest contributor to the company’s revenue in the six months to June. At the same time, the operations in Nigeria, which were considered by many investors