Latest Telecoms News about Congo

Bharti Airtel in Talks to Buy Congolese Mobile Network

  India's Bharti Airtel is looking to expand its African footprint and is said to be in talks to buy Warid Group's mobile network in the Republic of Congo....

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Africa's first smartphone unveiled in Republic of Congo

  What is said to be the first smartphone designed by an African company has been shown off in the Republic of Congo....

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Gadget makers forced to look at links to Congo war

  Pitfalls seen in law forcing gadget makers to check whether metals come from war-torn Congo...

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Vodacom's Congo Shareholder Dispute Goes to Arbitration

  The dispute between Vodacom and its local partner in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has deteriorated with Vodacom now initiating arbitration proceedings under ICC rules in Brussels....

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Vodacom Q3 Revenues Up 6% Year-on-Year

  South Africa based Vodacom has reported a 6% rise in group revenues for the last three months of 2009, to R15.43 billion (US$2 billion), with continued robust performance in South Africa offsetting revenue declines in Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)....

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Congo Awards 4th Mobile License

  The Republic of Congo is reported to have awarded a fourth mobile operating license to a subsidiary of Bahrain-based Bintel....

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Vodacom Faces Lawsuit in Democratic Republic of the Congo

  South Africa based Vodacom has revealed a potential dispute with its partner in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that it says could affect its relationship in that country....

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From Mine to Mobile Phone: The Conflict Minerals Supply Chain

  The scramble for minerals did not spark the conflict in eastern Congo, but war profiteering has become the fuel that keeps the region aflame and lies beneath the surface of major regional tensions, notes a strategy paper released by the Enough Project at the Center for American Progress....

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Rights group: Companies fuel Congo conflict

  Some companies that source minerals in electronics such as mobile phones and computers purchase the materials from traders who work with rebels and soldiers who exploit civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo,...

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Vodacom Seeking Expansion Opportunities in Africa

  Vodafone is expected to use Vodacom as its vehicle to expand into developing markets in Africa now that it has secured control of the company. ...

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