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- Niger’s parliament has voted to nationalise incumbent telecoms operator Sonitel, abandoning a renewed attempt to privatise the company launched last year, Reuters reports. ‘By this vote, the Niger Telecommunications Company [Sonitel] has been nationalised and the capital is wholly owned by the state,’ said Hama Amadou, president of the country’s National Assembly after the vote, adding that the move would allow the government to carry out investments in the company over the next five years