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18 August 2014

MTN protects staff from Ebola

Author: Rahima Essop, Eye Witness News

"MTN protects staff from Ebola", 15 Aug 2014 Mobile Network operator MTN says it has put interventions in place to help staff and their families in West Africa battling an Ebola outbreak. Liberia, Guinea...[S]ierra Leone and Nigeria have been the...

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1 June 2014

Dial 007 for MTN in spy drama [Afghanistan]

Author: André Jurgens, Business Day (So. Africa)

...[D]ocuments leaked by CIA whistle-blower Edward Snowden...[have] revealed extraordinary levels of network surveillance in...Afghanistan, where MTN...has 6-million subscribers...Mr Snowden’s documents paint a...picture of how MTN Afghanistan and its...

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29 May 2014

Adopting human rights policy will help MTN

Author: Peter Micek, Access, in Business Day (So. Africa)

The MTN Group recently revealed it had adopted its first group human rights policy. For a company that operates in several of the world’s most conflicted regions, this policy, signed off by the company’s top leadership, is an important step...While...

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26 April 2014

"Steep Rise in Allegations of Human Rights Abuse as Boom in Investment Brings Hope of Prosperity - New briefing paper on business and human rights in Eastern Africa" (announcement)

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26 April 2014

[PDF] Steep Rise in Allegations of Human Rights Abuse as Boom in Investment Brings Hope of Prosperity

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In a new briefing paper...Business & Human Rights Resource Centre...identifies three key trends in companies’ human rights impacts in the region...Executive Director...Phil Bloomer said: “The threat of the infamous ‘Resource Curse’ hangs heavy...

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6 March 2014

SA companies ill prepared for African homophobia [So. Africa]

Author: Songezo Zibi, Business Day

...South African multinational companies have operations in Uganda and other countries with anti-homosexuality legislation, such as Nigeria. Cellphone operator MTN’s CEO, Sifiso Dabengwa...[said] the company respects the laws of the countries in which...

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2 January 2014
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Author: Investir au Cameroun

...la filiale camerounaise du géant sud-africain des télécoms a remporté en 2013, après un premier sacre en 2012, le «21 days of Y’ello care Award», un concours qui « récompense la meilleure entreprise du groupe MTN pour l’engagement social de ses...

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13 November 2013

Bill Gates endorses private sector health intervention [Nigeria]

Author: Chuka Uroko, Business Day (Nigeria)

Bill Gates…the chairman of Microsoft, has endorsed The Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PHN), a platform created by a coalition of private sector business leaders and the corporate community to accelerate Nigeria’s progress in achieving the...

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Company response
8 October 2013

Response by MTN: Internet shutdown during protests against fuel subsidy cuts - Access calls on network providers to report on their activities in relation to shutdown. Click here

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8 October 2013

Sudan internet shutdown September 2013

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 25 September 2013, internet services in Sudan were abruptly shut down. It was the third day of protests in Khartoum over the cutting of fuel subsidies, which had doubled the price of gas. Access reported that evidence indicated this was a "highly...

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