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Orange aims to become a key player in energy transition in Africa and extends its services to five new countries

Committed to providing access to energy for many years, Orange has chosen to contribute to the challenge of electrifying Africa in countries within its footprint

At the Africa CEO Forum, which is currently being held in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Orange (www.Orange.com) confirms its desire to become a key player in the energy transition sector in Africa, by providing services directly to the general public or as a wholesaler to public operators. Orange already provides a…

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Applications are now open for the 8th Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East

This prize, awarded by Orange, rewards innovative projects based on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) which improve the living conditions of people in Africa and the Middle East

The call for applications for the 8th Orange (www.Orange.com) Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East opens today and will run through 31 May 2018, under the “Orange Social Venture Prize” section on the http://EntrepreneurClub.orange.com/en. This prize, awarded by Orange, rewards innovative projects based on Information and Communication…

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Orange and Apigate will join forces to launch digital Application Programming Interface (API) hub in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa

Through the partnership being discussed, APIs can be delivered to international and local companies alike, resulting in consolidation of traffic and expansion of reach

Orange (www.Orange.com), one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, and Apigate, a subsidiary of Axiata Digital (www.AxiataDigital.com), announced a new partnership to strengthen their respective API hubs as part of their mutual ambition to advance global digital transformation. Apigate and Orange’s new hub, Bizao (www.Bizao.com) will draw on their respective…

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Orange and OpenClassrooms have combined forces to train young Africans in digital technology

Digital training centres will be established based on the OpenClassrooms diploma with “Guaranteed employment” commitment, with the help of local partners

Orange (www.Orange.com) and OpenClassrooms (https://OpenClassrooms.com) are pleased to announce the signing of a broad-based partnership to provide digital training in Africa. Several Orange subsidiaries in Africa are already working on the launch of training centres providing online courses via OpenClassrooms. To rise to the challenge of the digital revolution in…

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Orange and the CNED (National Distance Learning Centre) team up to distribute educational content on smartphones in Africa

Orange is launching an offer in Africa to provide access to educational content from the best international universities and training centres

Orange (www.Orange.com) and the CNED (National Distance Learning Centre) (www.CNED.fr) have announced a partnership to facilitate access to educational content on smartphones in Africa. The announcement was made during the Global Partnership for Education Summit in Dakar (Senegal), which was attended by Emmanuel Macron, President of France, Jean-Michel Blanquer, French…

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Orange, Gavi and Côte d'Ivoire Ministry of Health Join Forces to Boost Child Immunisation

The mobile phone project "M-Vaccin Côte d'Ivoire" will raise awareness of immunisation among parents and communities to increase vaccine coverage in regions with the lowest coverage

Orange (www.Orange.com) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (www.Gavi.org), will enter into a partnership with the Côte d'Ivoire Ministry of Health (www.Sante.gouv.ci) to increase immunisation rates in the regions and districts with the lowest vaccine coverage, it was announced at the World Economic Forum today. The "M-Vaccin Côte d' Ivoire" project…

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7th edition of the Orange Social Entrepreneur Prize in Africa and the Middle East, Prize List 2017

A new feature in this year’s 7th edition was a national phase during which each of Orange’s 17 subsidiaries in Africa and the Middle East taking part in the contest studied the projects submitted in their country and appointed local winners

Yesterday Orange (www.Orange.com) announced the winners of the 7th Orange Social Entrepreneur Prize 2017 in Africa and the Middle East during the AfricaCom Awards in Cape Town, South Africa. Each year this Prize rewards innovative projects based on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) which help improve the living conditions of…

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Orange announces improved Internet and mobile services connectivity in Africa with the launch of two new IP and IPX Points of Presence in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa

Following the launch of these two new IP and IPX PoPs in South Africa, Orange will now be able to fully address the market’s needs

Today, Orange (www.Orange.com) has opened two very large-capacity IP and IPX Points of Presence (PoP) in South Africa. The facilities, which are located in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa are operational from today and will enhance Internet and mobile connectivity in the region by offering faster connection speeds and…

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Orange launches its brand in Sierra Leone

The new brand builds on Orange strong presence in Sub Saharan Africa, with 50 million customers in 16 countries

Orange (www.Orange.com), one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, announces today the official launch of its brand in Sierra Leone. As of today, Airtel Sierra Leone becomes Orange Sierra Leone. The acquisition of Airtel Sierra Leone was finalised in July 2016 (http://APO.af/Zqj3fa) by Orange, together with its Senegal-based partner Sonatel,…

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Orange Digital Investment launches a new investment initiative of 50 million euros devoted to start-ups in Africa

Orange Digital Ventures Africa is the Group’s investment vehicle for early-stage innovation projects in Africa in areas such as new connectivities, FinTech, the Internet of Things, energy and e-health

Orange (www.Orange.com) is strengthening its corporate venture strategy by creating a new Africa section in its flagship programme for investment in start-ups, Orange Digital Ventures (http://DigitalVentures.orange.com). As part of this initiative, the Group is committing 50 million euros corresponding to half of the direct investments made via its new Orange…