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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...

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...

Africa’s Top 10 Tech newsmakers in 2012

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...

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 Sawiris have agreed 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

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 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 controversy. The...

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 of Orascom Telecom Holdings,...

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 pounds, losing about 33.3% of its value. The recent drop is blamed on what is called in...

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...
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