L'opérateur français de télécommunications a déboursé 1,5 milliard d'euros pour s'assurer le contrôle de sa filiale égyptienne, conformément à un accord avec son partenaire local Orascom conclu en février.
An Indian Dalit (formerly untouchable) woman, who once attempted suicide to escape discrimination, poverty and physical abuse, becomes the CEO of a multi-million dollar company.
The BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan in Mumbai captures Kalpana Saroj's journey - a symbol of the Dalit struggle to mark their arrival at the top.
More than 57,000 people are in jail in Cuba, according to a rare report about the prison population published by the Communist Party newspaper, Granma.
Granma said efforts had been made to improve conditions for the 57,337 inmates, and that 23,000 had prison jobs and were being paid.
A Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama Bin Laden has been jailed for at least 30 years, officials say.
Shakil Afridi was charged with treason and tried under the tribal justice system for running a fake vaccination programme to gather information.
The US state department said there was "no basis" for the charges, but declined to make a specific comment on the doctor's sentence.
Egyptians are voting in their first free presidential election, 15 months after ousting Hosni Mubarak in the Arab Spring uprising.
Fifty million people are eligible to vote, and large queues have formed at some polling stations.
LA HABANA -- Era el soleado miércoles 9 de febrero de 2011. Entre sonrisas y discursos, varios funcionarios del gobierno cubano recibían en la oriental playa de Siboney el cable de fibra óptica que cruzó parte del mar Caribe, proveniente de Venezuela, y que prometía sacar a la isla de la era de Piedra informática en la que vive.
A third of malaria drugs used around the world to stem the spread of the disease are counterfeit, data suggests.
Researchers who looked at 1,500 samples of seven malaria drugs from seven countries in South East Asia say poor-quality and fake tablets are causing drug resistance and treatment failure.
South African mobile phone operator Vodacom announced plans to launch a new 99 cents offer as part of their Freedom 99 campaign, but due to a technocal oversight, the planned tarrif change failed to go ahead as planned.
The campaign was blocked by South Africa’s Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA), as the operator failed to provide ICASA with the details of the new tarriff change seven days before the official annoucement was made to the press.“
The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to impose sanctions on the leaders of last month's military coup in Guinea-Bissau and key military officers preventing the return to constitutional rule.
A resolution adopted by the council on Friday named four generals and one lieutenant colonel who will be subjected to a travel ban.
Japan has urged businesses and households in parts of the country to cut electricity use by up to 15% to avoid possible blackouts.
The country is facing power shortages this summer because its 50 nuclear reactors have been taken offline.
Vietnam-based Viettel announced in Maputo, Mozambique, the official launch of Movitel – the group’s first mobile network in Africa to join its already flourishing networks in Asia and Latin America.
In just over a year since being licensed, Viettel has built 12,600 kilometres of fiber optic cable and 1,800 mobile stations in Mozambique.
A court in India has granted bail to former Telecoms Minister Andimuthu Raja after 15 months in jail.Mr Raja is accused of mis-selling telecoms licences, which auditors say cost the country about $40bn (£24.5bn). Prosecutors say he changed licences' eligibility criteria to favour certain firms in exchange for bribes in 2008. Mr Raja has denied all the charges.
EU naval forces have conducted their first raid on pirate bases on the Somali mainland, saying they have destroyed several boats.
The EU forces were transported by helicopter to the bases near the port of Haradhere, a well known pirate lair.
Airtel Tanzania has launched “Super 5” , an offer that provides affordable solutions to its subscribers who frequently use voice calls, social platforms and SMS to communicate.
Cheikh Sarr, Airtel Marketing Director, commented saying that this is the most competitive offer in the market that seeks to combine quality and affordable rates on online data services and voice.
A man convicted of killing an Iranian nuclear scientist in Tehran two years ago has been hanged, Iran's state media report.
Majid Jamali Fashi, 24, was convicted of killing Professor Massoud Ali Mohammadi by detonating a bomb outside his home in January 2010.
Forty-nine mutilated bodies have been found dumped by a roadside near the city of Monterrey in northern Mexico.
Security officials said the 43 men and six women had been decapitated and had their hands cut off, making identification difficult.
Essar Telecom’s Yu Mobile has launched a new service ‘Credo4yu’, which is a pre-paid credit service that gives access to emergency airtime to its subscribers.
Subscribers will get up to Ksh 20 ($0.23c) of emergency airtime credit when they need to make urgent calls.