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*Former President, Nigeria Internet Group (NIG), Emmanuel Ekuwem, has been appointed President of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held by the telecom industry association in Lagos. He succeeds CEO/President, Mobitel Limited, Late Alaba Joseph who died in controversial circumstances in office during a controversial takeover bid of his company September last year by a Lagos bank.

* Michael Dabal is  the new chief commercial officer at Celtel Kenya. Mr Dabaly, seconded by Celtel International to Kenya i has somehow earned his bragging rights. Mr Dabaly has worked in the region for 17 years in the tobacco industry, advertising and then telecoms and has lined up closely guarded new products.

* Tracey Newman, managing director of FrontRange Solutions South Africa, is to leave the company at the end of April for personal reasons.