Archive for the ‘Ethiopia’ Category

Ethiopian Airlines’ Plan to Dominate African Skies

Via The East African, an article on Ethiopian Airlines’ plan to dominate African skies: Ethiopian Airlines is establishing its presence in more than six African countries through a management role or strategic partnership with the local carriers, making it a dominant player in the continent. The move is set to give East African carriers such as […]

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Ethiopia Invites Bids For 40% Stake In Ethio Telecom

Via The East African, news of the Ethiopian Government’s plan to invite bids for a 40% stake in Ethio Telecom, one of the most profitable companies in the country, with some 45 million subscribers: The Ethiopian government on Tuesday announced that it has launched a bidding process for private investors to buy a 40 percent stake […]

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Somaliland Gears Up For ‘Healthy’ Battle of Ports

Courtesy of The Financial Times, an article on Somalialand’s plan to compete head to head with Djibouti for Ethiopia’s trade: Anchored at the deepwater port of Berbera, an Ethiopian-flagged ship offloads its cargo of sugar and rice coming from India in what officials hope is a sign of a fresh era of trade in the self-declared east […]

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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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