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African programmes on Canadian cable TV

In April 2012, for the first time on Canadian cable television, Canadians will be able to access and watch African movies, drama-series and entertainment programming on African Movies and Entertainment Television (AMET TV) in partnership with independent Canadian broadcaster, Channel Zero.

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Nigeria: Airtel to Appeal Verdict Ceding 5 Percent Share to Econet

Bharti Airtel has said it will appeal against a Nigerian High Court ruling which gave Econet Wireless 5 per cent share in Airtel Nigeria. A Federal High Court, last week, awarded Econet Wireless the 5 per cent stake, after a lengthy legal process.

Econet said in a statement earlier Monday that the high court had reinstated the shares and also ordered that the name change from Econet Wireless Nigeria Limited was irregular, and must be reversed forthwith.

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Nigeria: NigComSat-1R for Launch December 19, Says MD

The Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited said the Nigerian Communications Satellite-1Replacement (NigComSat-1R) would be launched on Dec. 19. The managing director of NigComSat-IR, Timasaniyu Ahmed-Rufai stated this at the stakeholders' conference and exhibition on NigComSat-1R, entitled "Pre-launch Marketing and Sensitisation on NigComSat-1R." He said that the new satellite would be sent into the orbit from China.

The managing director noted that 18 months after the launch of NigComSat-1 on May 13, 2007, the satellite was de-orbited on November 10, 2008.

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