Zain's CEO, Dr Saad al Barrak has dramatically quit the company as reported differences between Dr al Barrak and a major shareholder in the company came to a final conclusion. In a short statement to the Kuwait stock exchange, Zain simply confirmed that Dr al Barrak has submitted his resignation to Mr Asaad Al Banwan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Zain. The Chairman will convene the Board of Directors at the soonest convenient time to deliberate on this matter.
- The Information Technology Association of Nigeria (ITAN) has announced the appointment of Mr. Oluwole Owolabi as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Head, World Information Technology Service Alliance's (WITSA) Africa Regional Secretariat located in Abuja.
- Vodafone Ghana has recruited Ike Cudjoe as Head of Corporate Communications. Ike Cudjoe joins Vodafone Ghana with a rich experience in media and government relations, as well general expertise in corporate affairs.
- The former employees of MTN Uganda have been charged with attempting to defraud the company of up to sh1 billion (US$5.1 million). The three, James Clinton Benio, a contractor, Patrick Muhoozi, an offline administrator, and Douglas Kibuuka, a system analyst, were charged and remanded to prison. It's being alleged that they modified SIM cards so that they could make calls without triggering billing records on the network - effectively enabling the users to make unlimited free phone calls.