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Millicom CEO steps down

Millicom CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht has revealed that he will be stepping down from his position at the end of 2014. According to Albrecht, the reason for the move is due to the fact that he wants to develop a number of entrepreneurial projects as well as return to the media sector.

According to the Millicom board of directors, they have begun the proccess of finding a successor for Albrecht. CFO, Tim Pennington, will take on the role of interim CEO. Back in November 2012, Albrecht became president and CEO of Millicom.

Jobs & Opportunities

Vodafone Appstar 2014 contest unveiled

AppStar  2014 has been launched and the firm says it’s now bigger and better with new categories and exciting new prizes – including a trip to MWC, Barcelona and several local prizes.

Developers need to register now to be part of this new and exciting journey, details of the contest are available here:

People

Orange Business Services appoints Giorgio Heiman as Vice President, Africa

Orange Business Services, the Orange branch dedicated to B2B services, has announced the appointment of Giorgio Heiman as Vice President of Africa, effective this month. Giorgio will share his time between Geneva and Johannesburg and takes over the leadership of the business in Africa from Jean-Luc Lasnier, who is retiring.

Opportunities

SA's Mxit, codeX partner to enrich ICT skills

Mxit, the South African mobile social network, has partnered with codeX and is offering three bursaries to the value of R25,000 each to young Mxit users for the next intake, in February 2015.

codeX is a new incubator focused on breeding highly skilled software developers to fuel South Africa's technology ecosystem. This new apprenticeship programme trains young, talented minds to build real software products, and is supplemental to tertiary coding and programming training.

Events

Digital Migration and Spectrum Management Forum – Africa 2014
25th -27th November 2014
Johannesburg, South Africa

 A high-level industry conference, this conference will bring together key stakeholders across the broadcasting, telecoms, broadband and associated industries to assess the latest developments in spectrum technology, applications, standard, services and platforms and the relevance to Africa.

People

Bharti Airtel appoints Dr. Titus  Naikuni as Chairman, Airtel Kenya

Bharti Airtel, a telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, has announced the appointment of Dr. Titus Naikuni as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Airtel Kenya.

Opportunities

First Global Voices Meetup in Accra, Ghana

Following a successful round of gatherings in six cities around the world in 2013 and other gatherings in 2014, members of the Global Voices community in Ghana are pleased to announce that the first Global Voices Meetup in Ghana is scheduled for Saturday, November 15, in Accra.

Events

TMT World Congress
18 November 2014
London

TMT World Congress 2014 & Awards will gather the leading industry, finance and advisory executives in London on November 18 to assess the most exceptional investment strategies globally. For more information on the inaugural World Congress 2014 & Awards, visit here:

People

Eaton Towers Appoints Jimmy Eisenstein as Chairman

Eaton Towers, a leading independent telecom tower company in Africa, has announced the appointment of Jimmy Eisenstein as Non-Executive Chairman.

People

Sudatel axes CEO in wake of Expresso’s poor performance

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