Orange reviews performance in Kenya and Uganda

13 March 2014 | Sophie Donoghue


France-based Orange is reviewing its operations in Kenya and Uganda, which could result in it selling its stakes in both countries.

Orange Kenya saw a drop in its revenues in the last year and Orange’s Uganda operations have struggled to compete with country’s dominant players, MTN and Airtel.

"The objective of these reviews is to optimise the operational performance in order to pursue growth and create value," said Tom Wright, press officer at Orange.

"One option would be to find new partners in these countries to ensure that the necessary financial and operational resources are available to maintain investment and support the continued development of operations," he added.

The French operator is reviewing its subsidiaries to determine their business sustainability or the viability of acquiring additional partners.