Last week, the South African business of MTN said its CEO, Ahmad Farroukh  had resigned, and this morning, Etisalat announced Farroukh would now join it as its new CEO. Well, it’s a bit of a surprise; CEO’s don’t port everyday. Meanwhile, MTN has announced a new CEO for its SA operations. Check out the stories that made the rounds today across Africa today.

MTN SA CEO, Ahmad Farroukh will resume at Etihad Etisalat as CEO

Saudi Arabia-based telco, Etihad Etisalat, has named Ahmad Farroukh as its new chief executive.

MTN appoints a new CEO

Just after Etisalat poached the CEO of its South African operations, MTN has appointed Mteto Nyati as a replacement.

NCC data says Nigeria now has 146 million active lines in Nigeria

According to the Monthly Subscriber Data report released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Sunday, the number of active telecommunications users in Nigeria is now more than 146 million in May.

155 million smartphones are coming to MEA this year alone

That according to an International Data Corporation (IDC) report.

Huawei and She Leads Africa have announced entrepreneurs for their China tour

Five female entrepreneurs have been selected to participate in the Huawei and She Leads Africa’s fellowship in China.

MEST EITs are leading Jumia’s expansion into Kumasi

Jumia has partnered with Ghana’s Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), to boost Jumia’s presence in Kumasi, Ghana.

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120 girls to participate in Microsoft, Intel and AOL’s STEAM programme

The Women in Science (WiSci) STEAM Camp will hold from July 25 to August 15, 2015, at the Gashora Girls Academy in Rwanda. The girls come from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and the United States.

Gbenga Onalaja Author

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