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20 Feb 2020
Kenya's biggest telecoms operator Safaricom will consider giving a contract to China's Huawei as it rolls out its 5G network this year, its acting chief executive said on Wednesday.
8 May 2019
The Federal High Court in Lagos has ruled against the preliminary objection filed by Nigeria's Attorney General in response to the three billion Naira suit filed against him by telecoms operator MTN Nigeria. The court ruled that MTN Nigeria met the deadline to respond to the tax demand levelled by the Attorney General of the Federation.
19 Sep 2018
MTN’s CFO Ralph Mupita in an exclusive interview with CNBC Africa says Africa’s largest telecoms operator is committed to Nigeria and listing there. He also discussed breaking point after being it and four banks were ordered to repatriate $8.1 billion that the authorities say was illegally sent abroad and being slapped with a $2 billion tax bill.

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