* Mac Allman has been appointed as the first CEO of Powercom, the latest entrant into Namibia's mobile telecommunications market. He joins the company from Telecom Management Partner (TMP), a strategic partner of Norway's Telenor, which owns 39 per cent of Powercom.

* Cuthbert Moses Lekaukau, the Chief Executive Officer of the Botswana Telecommunication Authority (BTA), announced that he would retire from the Chairmanship of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) by end of this year.