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French telecommunications firm Orange, together with the German Development Cooperation, have unveiled a new Orange Digital Centre in Abidjan, an ecosystem entirely dedicated to the development of digital skills and innovation. Spread over 1200 sq.m for Côte d’Ivoire, the Orange Digital Centre brings together the four strategic programs of the Orange group, namely: a coding...

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From Botswana, Orange Money has collaborated with local content streaming platform UPICtv to support the country’s arts industry by facilitating mobile money payment for subscriptions. Launched last year by Botswana Fibre Network (BoFiNet), UPICtv is a streaming subscription service available at P50.00 per month, down from the original launch price of P75.00. According to BoFiNet...

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Pending new electronic payment service regulations have prompted Orange Botswana to assimilate Orange Money as a subsidiary. The new reserve bank regulations, enforced by the Bank of Botswana, will govern the licensing and operations of electronic payment service providers in the country. In addition to technology system specifications, including the use of fraud monitoring tools...

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In agreement with its local partners and during the Board of directors meetings of its subsidiaries, Orange (www.Orange.com) has appointed the following CEOs for three of its subsidiaries in Africa and the Middle East: Patrick Benon (currently CEO of Orange Botswana) has been appointed CEO of Orange Cameroon, replacing Frédéric Debord – Board of directors meeting on July 13th 2021 Frédéric...

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French telecommunications firm Orange and the German Cooperation have inaugurated Orange Digital Centre in Bamako, Mali, an ecosystem entirely dedicated to the development of digital skills and innovation. Following on from Tunisia, Senegal and Ethiopia, Mali is home to the newest Orange Digital Centre. Spread over 1,557 sq.m, the Centre brings together the four strategic...

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The telecoms business in Ethiopia, a country with a population of more than 100 million people and one of the region’s biggest economies, is considered lucrative and is expected to draw significant investor interest. ADDIS ABABA: France’s telecom firmOrange has submitted an expression of interest to participate in the ongoing partial privatisation of Ethiopia’s Ethio Telecom firm, Ethiopia’s ambassador...

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An unprecedented solution supposed to revolutionize financial inclusion in Africa, the Mowali project has still not really achieved its objectives. It must be said that since its establishment, it has encountered several obstacles, in particular regional regulations on financial transactions. Although things seem to be off to a bad start, Orange continues to believe in it. On...

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Last January, Stéphane Richard, CEO of the Orange group unveiled the company’s ambition to launch 5G in its African markets between 2021 and 2022. The first markets targeted by the telecoms operator are specify. They are all in West Africa for now.    The mobile operator Orange Mali has successfully tested the fifth generation technology in...

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Since last year, FinTech has been booming in Egypt, driven by the Covid-19. Orange, which anticipates increasingly fierce competition in the electronic financial services segment, has decided to increase its technical agility to face them. The mobile operator Orange Egypt signed a partnership agreement on Monday July 5 with the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) to...