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31/03/2014

African press review 31 March 2014

Egypt first this morning, and yesterday's announcement by the electoral commission in Cairo that the presidential elections will take place on 26 and 27 May.

28/03/2014

African press review 28 March 2014

The Egyptian media react to Field Marshal Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s announcement of his decision to stand in the 17July presidential elections. Nigeria gets tough with dodgy telecom operators.

The logo of French telecom operator SFR
14/03/2014 - France

French telecoms war: Vivendi decides to sell SFR to Numericable

France's Vivendi wants Numericable to buy its telecoms unit SFR, the French consortium announced Friday. It is to enter into exclusive negotiations with Numericable's parent company, Altice, ...

Bouygues Telecom boss Olivier Roussat
09/03/2014 - France

Bouygues aims to sell mobile network in bid to buy SFR

French conglomerate Bouygues Telecom is offering to sell its cell phone antennas and frequencies to competitor Free to dodge anti-trust obstacles to its planned takeover of Vivendi's SFR.

08/10/2013 - France - US

French minister brands Alcatel job cuts excessive

France’s Minister for Industrial Renewal on Tuesday criticised Alcatel-Lucent’s plan to cut more than 900 jobs in France.

TV in Sub-Saharan Africa to go digital by 2015
10/09/2013 - African news explained

TV in Sub-Saharan Africa to go digital by 2015

Digital television will be coming to Africa by 2015. That's after recent negotiations between African countries, who've decided to switch over from traditional analogue TV signals.

04/09/2013

French press review 4 September 2013

War dominates this morning's front pages.

Alcatel Lucent managing director Michel Combes
30/07/2013 - France

Alcatel-Lucent announces big losses, shares rise

French telecom-equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent announced major losses in the first half of this year on Tuesday. But its shares rose thanks to a revamped strategy.

05/07/2013 - France

French government accused of widespread spying on its own citizens

The French government has been spying on its own people, in the same way the Americans have done, according to French daily Le Monde.

Orange boss Stéphane Richard has to answer questions about his work with Christine Lagarde
10/06/2013 - Franc

Orange boss Richard detained in Tapie payout case

The boss of telecoms company Orange, Stéphane Richard, has been taken into police custody in the ongoing investigation into alleged abuse of influence that has seen IMF chief Christine ...

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