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Mohamed ‘Mo’ Ibrahim

Mo Ibrahim is a fixture in the early international mobile telecommunications industry and is the founder of one of Africa’s most successful mobile telecom companies, Celtel International (Zain). Founded in 1998, Celtel International was one of the first pan African providers to bring the benefits of mobile communications to millions of people across the African […]

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Asian Group May be the New Co-Owner of Zain – Report

According to a report on Al-Arabiya television today, an Asian group of investors are in the final stages of closing the deal on a 46% purchase of Kuwaiti owned firm – Zain(Formerly Celtel)(ZAIN.KW). When asked for comment by Reuters, Zain spokesperson Ibrahim Adel declined. Zain’s shareholders voted to remove individual ownership limits on Aug 31, […]

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Africa’s Mobile Broadband Market to Grow Exponentially by 2011

The Africa region has the fastest growing mobile phone penetration rates in the world.  A recent report by Delta Partners, a leading management advisory and investment firm, says that mobile broadband is an industry about to explode and will grow exponentially over the next 2 years. The lack of fixed infrastructure coupled with high costs of […]

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Zain Kenya enters the Mobile Money Transfer Market

The fight for customers in the Kenya Mobile Telecoms market just got hotter, last month.   Zain Kenya finally got the go ahead from the Central Bank of Kenya to offer its money transfer service dubbed ‘Zap’ to the public.   Launched last week, this will end market leader Safaricom’s two year monopoly with their money transfer […]

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