Tag: Ethiopia

Ethio Telecoms Pilots 5G Ahead of Safaricom Ethiopia

Safaricom Ethiopia has since started operations, following years of lobbying in the country that cost it USD 850 million. When the deal was sealed,...
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Safaricom is Building a $100 Million Data Centre in Ethiopia

Safaricom operations in Ethiopia have since started following years of lobbying and waiting for approvals from various state agencies in the country. It makes sense...
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Ethiopia Among Bottom Five Countries in Latest Digital Quality of Life Index Issue

The Digital Quality of Life Index series, also known as DQL has released its third annual issue. The edition names Kenya 79th among 110 countries. According...

Safaricom Ethiopia Starts Hiring Ahead of Commercial Launch

By now, we are aware that Safaricom is in Ethiopia. The telco is insanely popular locally and has exported its success to other parts...
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Safaricom Shareholders Approve Ethiopia Entry, Release KES 36.8 Billion Dividend Payout

Safaricom has since been given a go-ahead to enter the lucrative Ethiopian market after a long period of bids and negotiations. It has also been...

Safaricom Appoints Vodacom Executive As Managing Director for Ethiopia Operations

A few weeks ago, we learned that the plan to have Safaricom carrier services in Ethiopia was a done deal following the approval of...

Safaricom Gains Official Entry Into Ethiopia Through Vodafone, Vodacom

It has been confirmed that Safaricom has finally entered the Ethiopia market, following a report published by Bloomberg that the transaction has been approved...

Safaricom’s M-PESA May Launch In Ethiopia After All

Rumours about a Safaricom entry in Ethiopia, and effectively the launch of M-PESA services in the country started way back in 2019. Months later...
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Ethiopia May Abandon Telco Transaction If Offers Are Underwhelming

Ethiopia has been on a path to partly privatize its telecoms industry. Over the last couple of months, the country has received applications in the...

Safaricom Makes The Final 6 Cleared To Bid For Ethiopian Telco Licence

Safaricom has made it to the shortlist of the six companies that have been cleared to bid for the coveted Ethiopian telecoms licences on...

Safaricom Led Consortium Gets Kshs 55 Billion Loan for Ethiopia Expansion

Safaricom and its partners have signed an agreement to borrow $500 million from the US International Development Finance Corporation to fund expansion to Ethiopia's...
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Ethiopia Showcases First Locally Assembled Electric Car

Electric cars are increasing in popularity thanks to companies like Tesla and legacy car manufacturers are starting to take them seriously. This has led...
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Safaricom Re-energizes Ethiopia Entry with Bid for Telco License

Back in April, Ethiopia opened the floor for new players who wanted to be part of its telco space, particularly in mobile money. When...
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Safaricom Reiterates Pursuing Ethiopia Entry Following Tough Mobile Money Regulations

A couple of weeks ago, Ethiopia announced that it has opened the floor for mobile money for telcos. The development means that new participants, including...
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Ethiopia Opens Floor for Mobile Money for Telcos, Kills M-PESA Launch Prospects

As of April 2020, Ethiopia has allowed new players to take part in the mobile space. New entrants, in this case, are non-financial organizations...

Ethiopia Passes Law That Jails People Whose Internet Posts Stir Unrest

Ethiopia's parliament passed a law on Thursday that imposes jail terms for those people whose Internet post stir unrest, Reuters reports. This is a move by their...

Ethiopian Ed Tech Company Gebeya Inc Closes $2 Million Seed Round

Gebeya Inc, an Ethiopian company that focuses on ed tech and online software outsourcing has closed a $2 million (Kshs 200 million) seed round...
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Ethiopia Intends To Issue Two Additional Licences to Break Up Ethio Telecom’s Monopoly

Yesterday, the Ethiopian Communications Authority kicked off their public consultation process prior to issuing new telecommunications licences. This move signals the move by the regulator...

Safaricom Taking M-Pesa Services to Ethiopia

On 17th of July, Reuters reported that Safaricom was in "advanced talks" with the Ethiopian government to take the mobile money service, M-Pesa to Ethiopia....

Kenyan Techie Contracted to Work in Ethiopia Dies in Jail amid Diplomatic Fails

Yesterday, Nailab CEO Sam Gichuru brought to light an issue that had been ongoing for more than two years. The story is that of...

Ethiopians Risk Imprisonment If They Use Social Media During State Of Emergency

One of the things that have been banned in Ethiopia is the use of social media and it carries a risk of being jailed

Ethiopia is the Latest Country to Block Access to Social Networking Sites

Countries blocking Internet access has taken limelight these past few users and the authorities have different reasons of doing that. Since social networking sites...
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Samsung launches the Galaxy S 4 in Kenya

Samsung's flagship device of 2013, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 has finally had it's launch in Kenya. This follows a global launch and a...