Category: Investing Created on Wednesday, 20 June 2012 12:05 Published Date
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) - ORANGE says it has invested about Euro 800 million (about R8billion) in Africa and the Middle East this past year.
The France Telecommunications giant said in its 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility, Orange's investments were mainly channeled to the ‘Orange for Development’ scheme.
The initiative, which Orange launched last year, uses ICTs to create and perpetuate favourable socio-economic environments in the countries where it operates.
Orange has a presence in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East and employs more than 21 000 employees and has more than 80 million customers in those regions.
Locally, Orange has operations in Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Egypt, Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Niger, Réunion, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda.