Archive for the ‘Ethiopia’ Category

Somaliland Opens New Berbera Port Terminal

Via African Business, a report on the development of Somalialand’s Berbera port, which reduces landlocked Ethiopia’s reliance on the port of Djibouti for trade, and fuels optimism in the breakaway region of Somaliland: UAE port operator DP World and the government of Somaliland opened a new container terminal in the Berbera port on Thursday, signalling […]

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1M Ethiopians Signed Up For The Country’s First Mobile Wallet In First Week

Via Quartz, an article on the quick update of Ethiopia’s first mobile wallet: More than 1 million cellphone subscribers in the populous African country of Ethiopia have registered for a new mobile money service less than a week after its launch by state-controlled Ethio Telecom, the company has said. The service, called Telebirr, is to […]

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‘Deal Of The Century’ Falls Flat As Telecoms Bidders Shun Ethiopia

Via African Business, an article on Ethiopia’s telecoms licence sale which was expected to garner wide interest, but only two consortia placed bids: Ethiopia’s telecoms industry, the largest remaining state monopoly of its kind, was seen as the final frontier for a sector that has underpinned communications, education and healthcare during the pandemic. Addis Ababa viewed […]

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Ethiopia Raises $850m From Historic Telecoms Auction

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a report on UK’s Vodafone and Kenya’s Safaricom’s winning consortium for African country’s first licence sale: Ethiopia has awarded its first telecoms licence for $850m to a consortium including the UK’s Vodafone in what could herald the start of an opening up of Ethiopia’s closed economy. The consortium, led by Kenya’s […]

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The World Bank Wants Greater Competition in Ethiopia’s Telecom Sector Plans

Via Quartz, a report on how the World Bank wants greater competition in Ethiopia’s telecom sector plans: The Ethiopian government’s latest plans to open up its telecommunications sector and enter the mobile money market are sparking concerns over the fairness of its efforts. They come as the country faces immense financial pressures in the wake of the […]

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Ethiopia: First-Mover Advantage For Investors With Long-Term Outlook

Via How We Made It In Africa, commentary on Ethiopia: Ascent has made several investments in Ethiopia; what are some of the opportunities and challenges there? Taking a top-bottom approach, Ethiopia is home to 110 million people, the second largest country in Africa in terms of population, after Nigeria. The median age of the country is 19.5 years, […]

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