Cairo's response to the beheading by Islamic State armed group of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians and job losses in South Africa are among today's stories in Africa ..
US online streaming Netflix launched its move into the French market on Monday and put local operators under pressure.
Rumours that French construction, telecom and media group Bouygues was in talks to sell its telephone subsidiary to French telecom giant Orange caused its shares to soar on Friday morning.
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.
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.
France’s Minister for Industrial Renewal on Tuesday criticised Alcatel-Lucent’s plan to cut more than 900 jobs in France.