Tag: African Giants

Telecommunications operator Africell to acquire Orange Uganda

Broadband, Business
Africell, one of the fastest growing mobile telecommunications operators in Africa, announces it has completed the acquisition of Orange Uganda. The transaction will add to Africell's portfolio 700,000 subscribers, as well as a 2G - 3G - 4G network. Africell has now reached 11 million active subscribers, a 700% increase over five years, and expects to end the year with over 12 million subscribers. Ziad Dalloul, Chairman & CEO of Africell, said: "Africell's acquisition of Orange Uganda presents a great opportunity for us to replicate the success we have achieved in other territories. This is an important strategic step for the company; this acquisition will add substantial growth to our portfolio which already includes the fastest growing network in DRC and another two operations ...

KeyNote: Sophia Bekele rallied YALS New York saying “P.U.S.H to Change Africa”

Business, Governance
Summary: The 2014 Young African Leadership Symposium (YALS) was held at the he City University of New York John Jay College located at 899 10th Ave, New York, NY 10019 , themed "Standing on The Shoulders of Giants: Our History. Our Legacy. Our Destiny."​  The symposium saw a number panels addressing topics ranging from lessons to be learned from figures such as Patrice Lumumba to the role of women and youth in Africa's development and how entrepreneurs are reshaping local economies and the global engagement with Africa. While giving her key note address at the symposium, Ms. Sophia Bekele the CEO, CBS International USA, Executive Director DCA Trust, and Founder, Yes2dotAfrica Campaign, said that "The operative word for what would move Africa is CHANGE.  So we all need to PUSH the envelop -