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President Barack Obama speaks during an end-of-the year news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. At the end of his fifth year in office, Obama's job approval and personal favorability ratings have fallen to around the lowest point of his presidency. Obama will depart later for his home state of Hawaii for his annual Christmas vacation trip. It's the first time in his presidency that his departure plans have not been delayed by legislative action in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama to attend Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya

July 22, 2015 • East Africa, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

United States President Barack Obama is set to visit Kenya in order to attend the upcoming 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). MultiChoice Africa will cover US President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya from 24-26 July via a dedicated channels on DStv and GOtv. The GES Summit will focus on innovation and its role in the Sub-Saharan [&hellip...

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Exclusive: African inventor tackles visual impairment with ThinkAndZoom

July 20, 2015 • Features, People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Wearable technology is all the rage in the technology scene. These devices can track your movement, monitor your heart rate and even suggest how much exercise you need on a daily basis. Wearables come in many forms, including devices like Google Glass, Smart...

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MTN Group appoints new CEO for South African operation

July 13, 2015 • Company News, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

The MTN Group has announced the appointment of Mteto Nyati as MTN SA CEO, effective 13 July 2015. He succeeds Ahmad Farroukh, who resigned earlier this month. A seasoned ICT executive and business leader, Nyati joined MTN as Group Chief Enterprise Officer...

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Acer Africa appoints new country manager

June 30, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Acer Africa has revealed the appointment of Paul Collins as the new Acer Africa Country Manager. Paul previously held the position of Commercial Channel Manager within the business and in his new role as Country Manager, Collins will focus on the Acer growth...

Gunter Engling appointed CEO of MTN Rwanda (image credit: Movember Foundation)

MTN Rwanda gets new CEO

June 29, 2015 • East Africa, PeopleComments (0)

Gunter Engling joins MTN Rwanda as the new CEO taking it on from Ebenezer Asante who has been CEO for the past two years. Asante will go to Ghana operating as the new CEO MTN Ghana. “I am honoured to have been appointed to this role, and I look forward to...

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Tigo Rwanda appoints new leader

June 19, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tigo Rwanda has revealed the appointment of Chantal Umutoni Kagame as its new Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Deputy-CEO) in Rwanda. She will take up the role in June 2015. According to Tigo Rwanda, Chantal is an experienced Telecom professional with 17 years...

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Twitter CEO steps down

June 12, 2015 • Online, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by the BBC, Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo has announced that he will be step down. The 51-year-old stated that he’ll no longer be Twitter’s chief executive as of July 2015. The social media platform has evolved during...

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Vodafone CEO visits Ghana

June 11, 2015 • PeopleComments (0)

Vodafone’s regional Chief Executive Officer for Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific, Serpil Timuray, is currently visitng Ghana on a two-day working visit to Vodafone Ghana. According to Vodafone, Timuray is engaging key stakeholders in the telecoms...

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Fortinet Middle East & Africa appoints regional marketing manager

June 8, 2015 • PeopleComments (0)

Fortinet has revealed the appointment of Manal Abi Rafeh as its Regional Marketing Manager for the Middle East and Africa. Manal is based out of Fortinet’s regional office in Dubai Media City and will report to Yann Pradelle, Vice President, Southern...

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Ghana: Airtel MD engages with customers in Kasoa

June 5, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Lucy Quist, Managing Director of Airtel Ghana, took to the streets of Kasoa, a marketing hub in the Central Region, to interact with Airtel customers and retailers in order to gain insight on their experience with the network. According to Airtel Ghana the...

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Cisco appoints new GM for South Africa

June 2, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cisco has revealed that Cathy Smith has been appointed as General Manager for Cisco’s business operations in South Africa. According to Cisco, as South African organisations embrace the next wave of technology transformation and become fully digitised, this...

Microsoft recognises the world’s most innovative educators, with schools and teachers from Africa being honoured (image: Mobile News Daily)

Microsoft appoints new Ghana country manager

May 12, 2015 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Microsoft is moving forward on its promises of putting local candidates forward for management positions by appointing Derek Appiah as country manager for Ghana. The move comes as Microsoft Ghana has seen its staff become 100 percent Ghanaian and hope to...

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South Africa: Liquid Telecom appoints Seacom exec as CEO

May 6, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to the Liquid Telecom Group, Willem Marais has been appointed as Group Managing Executive. Additionally, Marais joins the company as the Chief Executive Officer of Liquid Telecom South Africa. The company revealed that Marais brings over 20 years’...

Based in Accra, Hashem will report to Alpin Verlet, head of Alcatel-Lucent's activities in the West and Central Africa region.

Alcatel-Lucent appoints new MD for Ghana

April 28, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Alcatel-Lucent has revealed the appointment of Ramy Hashem as country senior officer and MD for Ghana. According to the company, Hashem will assume overall responsibility for day-to-day operations, and will take the lead on strategic business directions....

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MultiChoice Africa appoints new CEO

April 27, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

MultiChoice Africa has appointed Tim Jacobs, formerly chief financial officer of the pay-TV segment at MultiChoice, as the new CEO, replacing Nico Meyer who left the company for “personal reasons”. Meyer left the group’s employ on 31 March,...

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Fortumo acquires Google veteran as new CRO

April 24, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile payments company Fortumo has revealed the appointment of Tim Carter as its Chief Revenue Officer, based in the company’s London office. Tim previously established Google’s Android business development team in Europe, Middle-East and Africa...