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Kenya’s Safaricom?: Shake up and shake down

The new chief executive at Kenya's largest mobile telecoms company faces a tough task as low-cost Indian competitors punch – as he sees it ... – below the belt Bob Collymore, the man to replace Michael Joseph at the controls of Kenya's largest tele­coms operator, Safaricom, has not had it easy. There has been the strategic shake-up of personnel: in a bid to slim the top tier, out go chief technical officer John Barorot and chief information officer Robert Mugo.

Nigeria: Citizens take action against internal terrorism

The violent chain of events in Nigeria since the country's presidential election, which brought President Goodluck Jonathan back to power, has ... alarmed many Nigerians. Several people lost their lives on Thursday June 16, 2011, after a suicide bomber triggered an explosion that ripped through Nigeria's capital, Abuja, in the latest streak of violent attacks by Boko Haram, a northern Islamic outfit. The explosion set several cars on fire and covered the city's skyline with a thick black smoke.