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    1. Fast FT

      March 11, 2016

      MTN looking for 'amicable resolution' with Nigeria

      South African telecoms company MTN said on Friday it continued to search for “an amicable resolution” of its dispute...

    2. March 10, 2016

      Africa mobile tower operators to tie up

      IHS, the African telecoms infrastructure group, has agreed to buy about 1,200 mobile cellular towers from Helios Towers...

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    1. March 3, 2016

      MTN headline profits plunge on Nigerian fine

      A multibillion dollar fine imposed by Nigeria, conflict in the Middle East and increasing competition combined to drive...

    2. Fast FT

      February 24, 2016

      MTN pays Nigeria $250m to further fine talks

      South African telecoms company MTN has paid $250m to Nigerian authorities in an effort to help reach an agreement over...

    3. February 19, 2016

      MTN shares tumble after earnings warning

      Shares in MTN tumbled more than 19 per cent on Friday after the emerging markets mobile phone operator warned that its...

    4. February 3, 2016

      MTN hires ex-US attorney-general Eric Holder to fight $3.9bn fine

      MTN has engaged Eric Holder, the former US attorney-general, to help challenge a $3.9bn fine imposed by Nigerian...

    5. December 17, 2015

      Telecoms group MTN to challenge $3.9bn Nigeria fine in court

      MTN said it will challenge a $3.9bn fine in Nigeria, claiming that the national telecoms watchdog had overstepped its...

    6. December 3, 2015

      Nigeria reduces MTN fine to $3.4bn

      MTN said on Thursday that Nigerian regulators had agreed to reduce a $5.2bn fine to $3.4bn after weeks of discussions...

    7. November 16, 2015

      MTN tries to regroup after $5.2bn Nigeria fine and mis-steps

      As Nigeria emerged from years of military rule, the west African nation was still considered a high-risk market where...

    8. November 9, 2015

      MTN: a fine mess

      Hit where it hurts most. By slapping a $5.2bn fine on MTN last month, the Nigerian telecoms regulator inflicted real...

    9. November 3, 2015

      MTN hits back over $5.2bn Nigeria fine

      MTN has insisted that it followed proper corporate governance principles at its operations in Nigeria. The telecoms...

    10. November 2, 2015

      MTN shares temporarily suspended following $5.2bn Nigeria fine

      The Johannesburg Stock Exchange suspended the trading of shares in MTN for several hours on Monday after the telecoms...

    11. October 26, 2015

      MTN shares plunge after $5.2bn fine by Nigerian regulators

      Shares in South African telecoms group MTN fell more than 12 per cent on Monday after the group confirmed that Nigerian...

    12. June 18, 2015

      Africa: a long game

      The “Africa rising” narrative — mid-to-high single-digit economic growth, rising incomes, an emerging middle class —...

    13. May 19, 2015

      Peugeot and other European groups rev up for return to Tehran

      When western sanctions prevented PSA Peugeot Citroën from supplying cars to Iran three years ago, the French car...

    14. January 20, 2015

      WorldRemit builds bridges to Africa with MTN partnership

      WorldRemit, a London-based tech start-up, has signed a deal with MTN, a move that will enable its customers to transfer...

    15. November 2, 2014

      IHS in biggest African fund raising since crisis

      The largest African fundraising since the start of the 2008 financial crisis shows the Ebola crisis has not deterred...

    16. September 24, 2014

      Africa’s MTN reinvents itself via music

      Tiwa Savage, a star of the UK’s X-factor television show; Praiz, an up-and-coming soul musician; and Davido, a popular...

    17. September 4, 2014

      IHS pays $2bn to buy MTN telecoms towers

      IHS, the African mobile infrastructure group, will double the size of its business following a $2bn deal to acquire...

    18. August 7, 2014

      MTN presses ahead with plans for 20-year licence in Syria

      MTN is pressing ahead with plans to acquire a 20-year mobile phone licence in Syria, in spite of the four-year civil...

    19. beyondbrics

      May 15, 2014

      The surge in Africa direct investment

      The multi-billion dollar wave of foreign direct investment into Africa is well known among investors. Less known is...

    20. May 4, 2014

      Poor infrastructure holds back Nigeria’s broadband revolution

      Less than five years ago, internet speeds in Lagos were so slow that digital entertainment entrepreneur Jason Njoku...

    21. November 27, 2013

      Turkcell sues MTN in Johannesburg over Iran licence

      Turkcell has resumed its legal battle with MTN over the South African group’s Iran operations as it filed a lawsuit in...

    22. October 10, 2013

      Telecoms and mobile broadband can boost Nigeria GDP

      Kola Aina runs a technology solutions company in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. He owns an iPhone, which is his “primary...

    23. beyondbrics

      October 9, 2013

      S Africa: MTN and Vodacom face antitrust complaints

      MTN is one of Africa’s most ubiquitous brands, its sunny blue and yellow logo peppering every street corner from...

    24. beyondbrics

      July 16, 2013

      Can Orange cut it in Africa mobile money?

      Mobile money services in Africa isn’t just all about M-Pesa in Kenya. Orange Mobile has just rolled out its first...

    25. July 2, 2013

      Telecoms: Dealings in the danger zone

      As the international community was weighing whether to impose yet more sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme,...

    26. April 5, 2013

      Cash-laden oligarchs hunt pastures new

      Hours after Rosneft finalised a deal to buy out the oligarch founders of rival oil producer TNK-BP last month, Mikhail...

    27. April 1, 2013

      France Telecom outsources African towers

      France Telecom has agreed a deal to outsource more than 2,000 mobile towers across Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon to IHS,...

    28. March 6, 2013

      MTN seeks telecoms licence in Myanmar

      MTN, the emerging markets mobile phone operator, has joined the list of companies expressing an interest in obtaining...

    29. March 3, 2013

      Ericsson’s Iran role under scrutiny

      A US lawmaker is raising concerns about Ericsson’s dealings in Iran, claiming that the Swedish telecommunications...

    30. December 14, 2012

      Ramaphosa returns to S Africa spotlight

      For a man who shies away from the limelight, Cyril Ramaphosa, the stalwart of the South African struggle who is now a...

    31. November 27, 2012

      Luxury: Wealth and attention to style draw in big brands

      During the oil boom of the early 1970s, Yakubu Gowon, head of state, famously declared that Nigeria’s problem was not...

    32. November 27, 2012

      Telecoms: Status symbols that have the upper hand

      Even by the standard of Lagos’ ubiquitous traffic jams, the queue into Computer Village is bad. Cars jerk through the...

    33. beyondbrics

      November 15, 2012

      Namibia: first "Springbok" bond?

      It might be a small issue, but it’s a first: Namibia has issued a $96m bond denominated in South African rand, the...

    34. September 24, 2012

      Rwandan Patriotic Front: Party builds a formidable business group

      Within days of seizing power in 1994, the victorious Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) was taking charge of everything from...

    35. July 12, 2012

      S Africa suspends ambassador over Iran lawsuit

      South Africa has suspended its former ambassador to Iran in relation to corruption allegations made in a $4.2bn lawsuit...

    36. June 5, 2012

      MTN in South Africa corruption probe

      South African police have opened investigations into allegations of corruption against MTN that relate to the emerging...

    37. May 22, 2012

      Africa: MTN makes the right connection

      While brands from China, Russia, India and Brazil are now regular features in the BrandZ Top 100, until this year’s...

    38. April 12, 2012

      MTN defends operations in Iran

      MTN, the emerging markets mobile phone group, mounted a blistering defence of its Iranian operations after rival...

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