01 July 2019
The chief executive officer (CEO) of Kenyan telecom company Safaricom, Bob Collymore, has died at the age of 61.
A British businessman born in Guyana, Collymore had been suffering from an acute form of leukemia and passed away while at home on the morning of July 1st.
He was well known in Kenya and east Africa for championing M-Pesa to Kenyans, the mobile money transfer platform that began as texting money between users, but has now evolved to cover billions of financial transactions in the country.Find out more
26 June 2019
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has started to tear down over 7,000 telecom masts belonging to Globacom which exceed restrictions on maximum height.
It went ahead after the company failed to remove the masts despite multiple warnings. The NCAA noted that it had issued an ultimatum in May followed by multiple reminders, but the 30-day deadline had passed.
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