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22 June 2018

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Kenya: Songa appoints new general manager
Safaricom's music streaming service, Songa, has announced the appointment of Chinasa Udeala as its new general manager. The music streaming expert was the East Africa regional director at Boomplay Music where he helped expand the business significantly. His appointment comes at a time when Songa is grappling with comparatively low subscriber numbers and a litany of user complains.

Udeala was previously the East Africa head of business for Spinlet, a streaming and download platform focusing on African content. He was also the head of business and content for music aggregator Africori in East Africa.

South African ICT minister becomes chairperson of ITSO. South Africa's Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Siyabonga Cwele, has been elected as the chairperson of the International Telecommunications Satellite Organisation (ITSO).