This year saw Kenya's anti-corruption efforts played out in the news with numerous investigations, stings and arrests. Now with the news of the latest arrest of Nairobi Governor, Mike Sonko, and updates on Airtel and Telkom Kenya's merger advancing – journalist, Joseph Bonyo joins CNBC Africa to unpack these topics and the impact of the anti-corruption efforts throughout the year on the country's economy.
Safaricom has launched a new strategy on the occasion of their 19 year Anniversary that they describe as "Simple, Transparent and Honest". The strategy includes new data, SMS and calling plans that will offer data bundles and calling minutes with no expiry. This comes after a lawsuit made news of Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom Kenya being sued over just that – the expiry of data and loss of unused Internet bundles. Journalist, Joseph Bonyo joins CNBC Africa for more.
In Kenya, 52 former employees of Airtel have opposed the merger of the telecommunication company with Telkom Kenya over a pending conclusion of a suit where the workers are seeking Ksh1 billion for their layoff. To discuss the fate of the merger, Odhiambo Ramogi, Economic Analyst joins CNBC Africa for more.
Nigerian investors will have to wait a little longer for Airtel Africa's new listing date to be announced by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). Femi Oladehin, Partner, Investment Banking at Argentil Capital Partners joins CNBC Africa for more.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange held an interactive session with the media ahead of Airtel Africa’s listing on Friday. Temitope Jolaoso, Analyst at Financial Derivatives joins CNBC Africa for more.
As Airtel gets set to list on the Nigerian Stock Exchange tomorrow, Olusola Teniola, President of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria joins CNBC Africa to discuss the impact of this move on the sector.