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Cameroon: Telecom giant Vodafone ends operations due to service interruption

Cameroon telecommunications giant Vodafone Cameroon has ended its operations in the country on Friday after the withdrawal of its license. The service provider which started operations in 2016 said in a statement that it was no longer commercially viable to resume services in Cameroon after it was suspended in September. …

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MTN Benin embroiled in non-payment of $213m frequency fees

South African telecoms giant MTN Group said on Thursday Benin’s regulator was reviewing its local unit’s reasons for not paying $213 million in frequency fees for 2016 and 2017. MTN Benin had contested the size of the fees, saying they were excessive, the company said. MTN’s fine headache in next door Nigeria has …

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African economists push for industrialization

Increasing inequality and youth unemployment on the continent require policies to diversify investment sectors. And fears of seeing the situation worsen are growing, especially with the lack of proper policies to counter the challenges facing African governments. Eggoh Jude, an associate professor at the University of Angers France says:“Today it …

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Ethiopian increases flights to Cameroon, Gabon with the Boeing 787

Ethiopian airlines have announced an increase in its weekly flights to two Central African cities. Cameroon’s Yaounde and the Gabonese capital, Libreville. Ethiopian, the continent’s largest airline group, said with its sixth weekly service to Yaounde and Libreville, it will be flying all week to the destinations except on Sundays. …

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MTN in Another Financial Suit Worth $4.2billion

Few months after Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) slammed a N1.04 trillion fine on Mobile Telecommunications Company of Nigeria (MTN) for failing to deactivate some 5.1 million subscribers, the firm has landed into yet another $4.2 billion trouble over its licence bid in Iran. This time a telecommunications firm, Turkcell, had …

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Malaysia palm oil output to rise by 2.5% in 2018

Palm oil production in Malaysia, the world’s second largest producer, is expected to increase by 15.5 per cent this year and will grow by 2.5 per cent in 2018, the government said on Friday. Malaysian output is forecast to rise to 20 million tonnes this year and to 20.5 million …

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