Archive for the ‘Ethiopia’ Category

Ethiopia: International Callers on Hold

Via Quartz, a report that Ethiopia is quietly walking back plans to open up Africa’s last big telecom sector to foreign players: Ethiopia’s planned opening up of the country’s telecommunications sector had international companies jostling to be among the first to get a slice of a largely untapped industry in Africa’s fastest growing economy. But […]

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Ethiopia: Placing A Call For First-Ever Telecom License Bids

Via Quartz, a report on Ethiopia’s progress towards its first-ever bids for telecoms licenses: Ethiopia’s Communication Authority has invited bidders to send in expressions of interest as it looks to move ahead with privatizing its telecom sector, after delays due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Global accounting firm KPMG, on Thursday, presented its evaluation of the […]

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Ethiopia, Once One Of World’s Fastest Growing Economies, Facing Challenges

Via Quartz, an updated look at Ethiopia: Ethiopia’s once promising economy has run into a wall as the global economic crisis unleashed by the coronavirus pandemic devastates the nation of more than 100 million, forcing IMF to slash its GDP growth forecast for 2020 down to 3.2% from 6.2%. The Horn of Africa country, home […]

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Ethiopia Gets Step Closer to Issuing New Telecom Licenses

Via Bloomberg, an article on Ethiopia’s movement to liberalize its telephony sector: Ethiopia moved closer to liberalizing one of the world’s final frontiers for telecommunications by publishing the final draft of directives that mention spectrum permits will be valid for 15 years.   The Ethiopian Communications Authority will hold consultations on the proposed rules for 14 […]

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Port Of Berbera Breathes Life Into Somaliland

Via AllAfrica, a report on the expansion of the port of Berbera: The expansion of the Port of Berbera, the building of the road linking the town to the Ethiopian border and the planned  construction of the multi-million Berbera Economic Free Zone has brought life into the once sleepy city of Somaliland. Add that to […]

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Ethiopia: Fastest-Growing Country In The 2010s

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a report on how Ethiopia has seized the crown as fastest-growing country in the 2010s — but is now ripping up its playbook: A country that is in the process of ripping up its economic model and has been forced to go cap in hand to the IMF might be […]

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