Orange group has announced the signing the agreement with Africell Holding for the sale of its majority stake in Orange Uganda.

Pending approval from the relevant authorities, the sale will enable the company in Uganda to continue its development

This transaction marks a new step in the Orange Group’s asset portfolio optimisation strategy for which Africa and the Middle-East remain a strategic priority.

Orange Uganda, which was created in 2008, is the third telecoms operator in Uganda and had 620,000 clients at the end of December 2013.