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Google In Talks with Publishers to Pay for Displaying News

By Natalia Drozdiak News publishers have butted heads with Google over copyright French regulator previously warned Google with legal action Share Tweet Post Email Alphabet Inc.’s Google is in discussions with publishers about paying licensing fees to include excerpts of their articles in Google...

Nigerian govt denies monitoring citizens’ phone calls, social media posts

The Federal Government has described as false reports circulating on the social media to the effect that under a purported Ministry of Interior regulation, all phone calls and social media posts made by Nigerians are to be monitored and recorded. In a statement issued in...

Telecoms group Orange completes sale of Orange Niger arm to Zamani

PARIS, Nov 22 - Orange, France’s biggest telecoms company, said it had completed the sale of its Orange Niger division to the Zamani Com SAS company, for an undisclosed value. Orange’s operations in Niger have been hit by difficult market conditions and tax disputes...

MTN Nigeria’s subscribers hits 6m, aims listing in first half

LAGOS, March 7 - South Africa’s telecoms group MTN aims to list its Nigerian unit on the Nigerian Stock Exchange during the first half of 2019 without raising new money from investors immediately, MTN Nigeria said on Thursday. MTN Nigeria said it would simplify its...

Etisalat may exit Nigeria over $1.2 billion loan default

* Owns 45 pct stake in local unit after loan swap * To meet lenders in Nigeria on Tuesday or Wednesday * Investment firm Mubadala wants solution to debt (Adds further details, background) DUBAI/LAGOS, March 13 - Abu Dhabi telecoms group Etisalat may sell its stake in...

MTN, Glo, Airtel Other telecom operators demand 100% increase in call, data tariffs

The telecom subscribers in the country will pay more for telecom services if the industry regulator accedes to telecom operators’ demand for 100% increase in prices of data and voice calls, Daily Trust has learnt. Several sources within the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and from...

MTN sacks 15% of Nigerian workforce, slashes severance package for long serving staff

South Africa's MTN, on Friday sacked 280 of its employees in Nigeria, in a major job cut that affected about 15% of the company’s entire Nigerian workforce. Those affected by the move include some 200 permanent employees and about 80 contract staff across various cadres,...

Telecoms subscribers Seek end to unwholesome practices by telcos

Telecoms subscribers have appealed to the telecoms companies to provide them with free voice calls, in addition to more data palliatives. The National Chairman of the National Association of Telecoms Subscribers (NATCOMS), Deolu Ogunbanjo, who spoke during a recent webinar organised by the Nigerian Communications...

MTN Nigeria eyes M-Pesa business model, launches money transfer service

By Chijioke Ohuocha LAGOS, Aug 29 - Nigeria’s biggest telecoms firm MTN has launched a mobile money transfer service, targeting those without bank accounts, and said on Thursday it plans to become a payment services bank once it obtains approval from the central bank. The...

Top Smartphone Maker in Africa Plans a Backdoor Chinese Listing

Transsion plans a reverse takeover via Shenzhen shell company Chinese owner of Tecno phones plans to list in China via shell A Chinese company that dominates the African smartphone market is preparing for a backdoor listing that will make it one of the Asian country’s biggest...
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