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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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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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25 August 2013

MTN faced with human rights dilemma

Author: Sifiso Dabengwa, MTN Group CEO, in Business Day (So. Africa)

Access to mobile telephony isn’t just a business issue — it has wider social implications…[T]he mobile industry is enabling access to information, healthcare, education and finance in some of the most underdeveloped parts of the world...[M]edia...

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8 July 2013

Spying on citizens in South Africa: operators respond

Author: Rudolph Muller, Mybroadband (So. Africa)

Mybroadband asked South Africa’s operators how many requests they are receiving to intercept the communications of their subscribers, and what communications government can gain access to...Vodacom...said...“Surveillance cannot take place without our...

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27 June 2013

Telenor and Ooredoo win Myanmar telecoms licenses

Author: Peter Micek, Access

Myanmar has chosen the two winners of its new telecoms licenses. Telenor Mobile Communications of Norway and Ooredoo of Qatar won the highly competitive process, getting 15-year licenses for mobile phone operations and spectrum…Access has written...

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5 May 2013

MTN gains as Turkcell pulls US lawsuit

Author: Thandeka Gqubule, Sunday Times: Business Times [So. Africa]

Telecommunications company MTN this week had more to celebrate than the withdrawal of the multibillion-dollar US lawsuit by Turkish cellular group Turkcell. Turkcell decided to drop the case in the wake of a historic human rights ruling by the US...

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18 March 2013

UNCTAD hosts first Global Corporate Social Responsibility Retreat [Switzerland]

Author: UN Conference on Trade and Development

UNCTAD hosted its first Global CSR Retreat…bringing together 27 corporate social responsibility (CSR) professionals from 18 countries for a…peer-to-peer learning event. Participants shared best practices on sustainable business with their peers from...

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