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* Former Chief Executive Officer of MTS First, Danmole Oyesiku, has been employed as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) by Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services Limited (EMTS) popularly known in Nigeria as 'Mubadala'.

* Jean-Pierre Kabanda is joining SES New Skies' newly created Market Development team as the new Vice President in charge of Africa Development.

* The Ethipoian Federal Ethics and Anticorruption Commission (FEACC) requested the Federal High Court to freeze properties belonging to former CEO of the Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC), Tesfaye Birru, and 26 management members that were under his supervision. “The executives have exposed the Corporation to a loss of 1.54 billion Br,” reads the request tabled on January 2. “Therefore, residences, automobiles and bank accounts with the name of the accused should be frozen.”

Tesfaye, who earlier was a lecturer at Addis Abeba University (AAU), was appointed as the Corporation’s CEO in 2003. Including the agreement he signed with the Chinese ZTE for the installation of Ethiopian’s first prepaid network, he had reportedly approved other huge procurements and signed agreements on behalf of ETC.