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Posts Tagged ‘Naguib Sawiris’

  • 10 African Leaders to follow on Social Media in 2016

    April 4, 2016 • Lists, People, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 African Leaders to follow on Social Media in 2016

    As we move into the second quarter of 2016, IT News Africa takes a closer look at the profiles of 10 African Leaders to follow on Twitter in 2016. The African leaders below have a significant social media following, with some individuals having followers in...

  • Africa’s Top 20 Tech Influencers

    July 17, 2013 • ListsComments Off on Africa’s Top 20 Tech Influencers

    Africa’s technology landscape is vast and growing. It is ripe for expansion and is increasingly becoming an attractive environment for companies (local and international) to set up shop and invest. The people on this list have taken advantage of this growth...

  • Africa’s Top 10 Tech newsmakers in 2012

    December 11, 2012 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    They are the movers and shakers, people who continue to influence and impact the broader African Information and Communications Technology industry in a big way. Their actions have made others sit up and take notice … they are the ‘headline grabbers’....

  • Tunisian businessman to buy Egypt’s ONTV from Sawiris

    December 7, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Tunisian businessman to buy Egypt’s ONTV from Sawiris

    A Tunisian businessman is to purchase Egypt’s leading independent satellite news channel ONTV from Egyptian business tycoon Naguib Sawiris, the channel reported this week whilst covering the ongoing violent clashes in the country. Tarek Ben Ammar and...

  • Egypt’s Naguib Sawiris trial suspended

    January 18, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Egypt’s Naguib Sawiris trial suspended

    The trial for Egypt’s telecom tycoon and liberal political leader Naguib Sawiris has been postponed until 11 February  because the billionaire failed to appear in court on Saturday. Sawiris faces contempt of religion charges after he tweeted a cartoon of...

  • Egypt’s telecom tycoon Sawiris to face trial

    January 10, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Egypt’s telecom tycoon Sawiris to face trial

    Egypt’s telecom tycoon and liberal political leader Naguib Sawiris is to face trial on contempt of religion charges, Islamist lawyer Mahmoud Ismail – who brought the charges, said on Monday. Sawiris sparked local outcries last summer when he tweeted...

  • Vimpelcom to sell-off Djezzy in Algeria

    January 10, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vimpelcom to sell-off Djezzy in Algeria

    Telecom group Vimpelcom has agreed to sell its majority stake in the Algerian state operated Djezzy unit, which had been owned by Egypt’s Orascom Telecom. After Vimpelcom purchased Orascom last year, the nationalization of the Djezzy unit sparked...

  • Egypt’s Sawiris bids for Orange Switzerland

    November 2, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Egypt’s Sawiris bids for Orange Switzerland

    Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris is in discussions with partners to help finance a bid for Orange Switzerland, the France Telecom mobile-phone unit. “I wouldn’t do it alone, we are looking for partners,” said Sawiris. Sawiris, the founder...

  • Egypt’s Mobinil reports losses, blames “Mickey crisis”

    July 27, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Egypt’s Mobinil reports losses, blames “Mickey crisis”

    Egyptian mobile services company Mobinil has reported that it lost some 17.8% of its trading value during the second quarter of this year. Shares in the company were at 157.6 Egyptian pounds in March and have dropped to 105 Egyptian...

  • Orascom chairman Sawiris steps down

    May 19, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Orascom chairman Sawiris steps down

    Business tycoon and Egypt’s Orascom Telecom CEO, Naguib Sawiris, announced he would step down as executive chairman of the company as he begins to move toward more involvement in the country’s changing political sphere. It comes only days after the...

  • Sawiris to ask for Vimpelcom board seats

    May 11, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    According to local newspaper reports, Egyptian business tycoon Naguib Sawiris is expected to ask Russian mobile operator Vimpelcom for three seats on the board within 6 months. It comes as the Wind Telecom chairman looks at alternatives if an existing...

  • Egyptian telecom tycoon launches political party

    April 5, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (2)

    Naguib Sawiris, a prominent Egyptian businessman, has launched a new political party called “Al Masryeen Al Ahrar,” or “The free Egyptians.” In a press conference on Sunday, Sawiris stressed the importance of “positiveness”...

  • Orascom CEO invited to dinner with North Korea’s Kim Jong-il

    January 26, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Orascom CEO invited to dinner with North Korea’s Kim Jong-il

    Naguib Sawiris, CEO of Egypt’s Orascom Telecom, has been invited to an audience with North Korea’s Kim Jong-il during a visit to Pyongyang, the country’s capital. Kim Jong-il “warmly welcomed [Sawiris’] DPRK visit taking place at a time when...

  • Orascom drops as Sawiris “not optimistic” on Algeria

    January 24, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    CAIRO: Orascom Telecom Holding fell 4.3 percent on Wednesday, the most in more than two months. The slide came after Chairman Naguib Sawiris said Orascom, the largest mobile phone operator in the Middle East, will be unlikely to resolve its dispute with...

  • Sawiris-VimpelCom deal likely to go through

    January 19, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Sawiris-VimpelCom deal likely to go through

    CAIRO: Russian telecommunications operator Vimpelcom’s deal to buy telecom assets from Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has “a very big chance” of going through, Sawiris told Reuters on Tuesday. Asked if he was worried VimpelCom...

  • MTN offers a whopping US$7,8bn for Djezzy

    June 3, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (2)

    EGYPTY’S mobile cellular giant, Orascom has confirmed talks with MTN aimed at taking over its Algerian unit, Djezzy, an official confirmed. If the MTN, Orascom Group negotiations reach fruition, then MTN has still another hurdle in facing...