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African press review 17 February 2015

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 ..


African press review 14 November 2014

There’s jubilation in Mubi as it is recaptured from Boko Haram. Ebola drugs are to be tested in west Africa. A South African killer’s trial has been postponed 30 times.
Netflix, the American provider of on-demand Internet streaming media
15/09/2014 - France

Online streaming Netflix hits French screens

US online streaming Netflix launched its move into the French market on Monday and put local operators under pressure. 

French telecom operators Bouygues Telecom, SFR , Orange, Virgin and NRJ logos
16/05/2014 - France

Bouygues, Orange shares rise on telecom sale rumours

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.


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.


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.
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.