The mother company of Airtel Ghana, Bharti Airtel, has announced that it will be closing shop in 15 African countries by the end of 2017.
The affected countries include Nigeria, Ghana, Congo,
Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, Chad, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, and Zambia.
Chairman of Bharti Airtel, Sunil Bharti Mittal said “The moves would pare the size of operations on the continent and could be completed within a year…some of Bharti’s businesses in 14 African nations would be affected.”
There were earlier rumours that Airtel and Tigo will merge in Ghana this year and will be taken over by a French telecom giant, Orange, and this confirms it.