Uk Nollywood Producers Guild Inauguration At The Houses Of Parliament.

TVC E. As African film-makers in the diaspora ( UK Nollywood ), the onus is on them to channel their creative ingenuity in a manner that is both artistically and financially beneficial to all. That is why the independent film producers from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Gambia, Kenya, South Africa and other African nations, have come together under the umbrella of UK Nollywood Producers Guild (UKNPG) to have a common and united association. The name ‘Nollywood’ is a reflection of the strength of the idea started in Nigeria; that has become so powerful that it has now come to encompass the entire continent of film-makers. The official inauguration was held at the historic buildings of the British Houses of Parliament, in Westminster. The PRO of the Guild HRM Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade says the evening was an enjoyable affair with speeches from the top table; a screening of a compilation of film trailers from...

Orange to acquire Airtel’s operations in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone

  Orange says it will acquire Airtel’s operations in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone. Orange announced it will acquire 100% of the two companies’ share capital in a move to reinforce its presence in Africa with two additional countries, adding almost 5.5 million customers to its mobile customer base and bringing the Group’s African footprint up to 20 countries in 2016. The talks for this acquisitions began July last year and Airtel was ready to sell its operations in Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Chad and Congo Brazzaville. These acquisitions, according to Airtel, will be implemented in partnership with Orange's subsidiaries in the Cote d'Ivoire and Senegal. The outlay for these transactions will be based on the financials of Airtel's two subsidiaries for the year 2016 and the completion of these transactions remains subject to approval by the competent authorities. Agreement have been signed initially between Airtel and Orange in July 2015 regarding the potential acquisition of Airtel's...