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MTN confirms it will fight Nigerian fine

Africa's biggest mobile services provider MTN Group (MTN) has confirmed that it is planning to contest a R59bn fine imposed by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)...

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

Bowman Gilfillan to increase of offices in Africa

South African law firm Bowman Gilfillan‚ which established an office in Botswana in October‚ is moving quickly to implement a medium-term strategy to have between 8 and 12 offices across Africa.

By Evan Pickworth

Divisions over 'aggressive' tax planning

Tax authorities are being more aggressive in challenging companies' tax practices, but this is leading to a disparity over what tax practitioners and politicians consider aggressive tax planning.

By Amanda Visser

Blue Label considers its options in dispute

Blue Label Telecoms reiterated in a Sens statement on Monday (9 September) that it was considering its legal options in the dispute between former Blue Label subsidiary Africa Prepaid Services Nigeria (APSN) and Telkom as well as Multi-Links Telecommunications Limited‚ a former wholly-owned subsidiary of Telkom.

By Thabiso Mochiko

Blue Label Telecoms diluted earnings up to 63.19c

Telecommunications operator Blue Label Telecoms on Tuesday (20 August) reported a 3.6% rise in diluted headline earnings per share (HEPS)‚ to 63.19c for the year to May.

Telkom sues Blue Label for US$528m

Telkom is suing a former executive for US$6m as part of a US$528.07m lawsuit for damages arising out of the "super dealer agreement" between Blue Label subsidiary African Prepaid Services and Telkom's former Nigerian subsidiary‚ Multi-Links.

By Thabiso Mochiko

Africa is focus for international law firms

Expansion into Africa by the world's biggest law firms gathered steam on Monday (3 June) with the official tie-up between Norton Rose and Fulbright & Jaworski to form Norton Rose Fulbright.

Cocoa plundered by Ivorian warlords

NEW YORK, USA: - Warlord military commanders in Ivory Coast are making hundreds of millions of dollars by plundering the country's exports of cocoa and other resources, according to a report by UN experts.

Agriculture offers real growth potential

Although structural impediments such as poor logistics render the search for new avenues of deeper intra-African trade challenging‚ there is an immediate and compelling growth potential in the trade of agricultural products‚ Standard Bank research analyst Simon Freemantle said last week.

By Helmo Preuss

Hackers pose threat to Africa's governments

Hackers have claimed the scalp of the South African Ministry of State Security's Twitter account, underlining concerns that Africa may be the soft underbelly of global cyber security.

Rainbow Chicken tickles investors' taste buds

A new-look Rainbow Chicken is taking shape amid enthusiasm from investors who have boosted its share price by a third since November. Driving the change is Rainbow's R1bn acquisition of Foodcorp and a R3,9bn rights issue, setting the scene for more positive developments.

Africa's remittance costs too high says World Bank

Bringing remittance prices down to 5% from the current 12.4% average cost would put US$4bn more in the pockets of Africa's migrants and their families who rely on remittances for survival‚ the World Bank said on Monday (28 January).

Airlines object to Fastjet's bid for 1time

Almost all of SA's large airlines are formally objecting to the threat posed by UK-based Fastjet's attempts to enter the local market by taking over the operations of 1time Airline‚ which is in provisional liquidation‚ Business Day reports.

By Nicky Smith

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