Orange and Airtel resolve Niger tax dispute

9 Jan 2019

Mobile operators Orange and Airtel Niger have reportedly reached an agreement with the country’s General Directorate of Taxes (DGI) over a dispute which saw their offices in the country closed late last year. Jeune Afrique reports that Orange has agreed to settle part of the XOF22 billion (USD38.4 million) in back taxes it was ordered to pay in November, while a similar resolution was said to be agreed with main competitor Airtel, which had been ordered to pay XOF62 billion last month.

Niger, Airtel Niger, Zamani Telecom (formerly Orange Niger)