UbuntuNet Alliance, the Regional Research and Education Network for Eastern and Southern Africa, today announces the appointment of Professor John Ssebuwufu as the new Chairperson of the Alliance with effect from 1st November 2013. Professor Ssebuwufu succeeds Professor Zimani Kadzamira who stepped down on 12th February 2013 after his second three year term ended as required by the Articles of Association of the Alliance.

According to reports, Steven Evans, the long serving CEO at Etisalat's Nigerian subsidiary has reportedly left the company, although no formal statement has been issued.

He has been replaced by the company's Chief Commercial Officer Matthew Willsher on an interim basis while a permanent CEO is found.