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Vodafone posts 0.8% third-quarter growth, driven by South Africa

LONDON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Vodafone reported organic service revenue growth of 0.8% in the third quarter on Wednesday, an uptick from the second, helped by continued recovery in South Africa.

Europe, however, remained a slog for the world's second biggest mobile operator, with organic service revenue down 1.4% year-on-year, the same negative rate it posted for the previous quarter. (Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by James Davey)