Orange keeps its eyes on the African Cup of Nations ball

African-Cup-of-Nations-2013~10Global operator Orange is continuing to grow its brand in Africa by its sponsorship of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2013 football tournament that is currently taking place in South Africa.

The company has sponsored AFCON since 2009 and is committed to do so until 2016. Six of the teams who will be competing are from countries where the Group operates its own network Continue reading

Ethiopia is the best country in the world… and a new $100 million fund agrees

In Ethiopia they say that the grandparents speak Italian, the parents speak Russian and the kids speak English, based on the world ‘powers’ that have influenced this country for three generations.

Earlier this week on Wednesday saw the 76th anniversary of the country’s annexation by Mussolini’s Italy… on the same day that the World Economic Forum on Africa opened in the country’s capital, Addis Ababa. It seems a propitious week to explore how things have changed for Africa’s second-most populous country. Continue reading