EDITORIAL: MTN’s reputation at risk in Middle East
Investors will welcome the telecoms firm selling its assets and getting out of war-torn countries
If anything should give CEO Rob Shuter and his executive team at MTN an incentive to step up the disposal of assets in war-torn and unstable countries, it is the lawsuit brought by families of US troops killed or wounded in the battle with the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Over the weekend, the lawsuit — filed in December 2019, accusing several companies including MTN of fuelling attacks on the US troops by paying the Taliban for protection of their assets and staff — was amended to include almost 100 more American soldiers killed or injured at the hands of the group. ..