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Telecoms: Is Apple's iPhone 5c worth it?

60.95m smartphones in Africa by end 2013, according to Informa, making up 51% of continent's phones With a clutch of top-end smartphone manufacturers like Samsung, Nokia and BlackBerry targeting Africa, Apple's iPhone has a lot of catching up to do.

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Telecoms: Gulf groups get serious in Africa

Based in the United Arab Emirates, Etisalat had 31.8m proportional African subscribers* in June 2013. Photo©Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPaEtisalat's deal to buy a stake in Maroc Telecom is a sign of renewed commitment to African telecoms, but some players with smaller stakes are continuing to withdraw.

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Mobile phones lift banking reach in Kenya to 67 pct of adults

Mobile phone-based money transfer services helped raise the percentage of Kenyan adults with access to banking services to 66.7 percent this year from 41 percent in 2009, a financial access survey showed.

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