Archive for the ‘Ethiopia’ Category

Safaricom, Ethiopian Telcoms Sign Network-Sharing Deal

Via the East African, a report that Safaricom will access the giant network of Ethiopian State monopoly Ethio Telecom allowing the telco to roll out its services across the vast Horn of Africa nation: Safaricom will access the giant network of Ethiopian State monopoly Ethio Telecom allowing the telco to roll out its services across the vast […]

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Ethiopia’s Protracted Civil War Weighs on Growth Prospects

Via FrontierView, commentary on Ethiopia’s prospects: The conflict compounds operating challenges including FOREX shortages and rising inflation Most MNCs operating in Addis Ababa will not be directly affected by hostilities or famine conditions for the foreseeable future. Few MNCs are expected to divest their operations, but most companies will halt investment plans until the outcome […]

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Ethiopia’s Telco Battle To Take Place In Mobile Money Arena

Via Quartz, an article on Safaricom’s interests in the Ethiopian marketplace: Safaricom opened an office in Ethiopia last month, as Kenya’s largest mobile operator aims to take on one of Africa’s most sought-after telecoms markets, with a population of around 120 million people. The company has hired local employees and built a multi-story office in downtown […]

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African Roses Are U.S.-Bound as Ethiopian Growers Go Global

Via Bloomberg, a slightly dated but interesting look at Ethiopia’s move into the global cut flower market: Ethiopia’s burgeoning flower-growing industry is setting its sights on the U.S. in a bid to break the dominance of Latin American producers in supplying roses and other blooms to the world’s largest economy. State-owned Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise is evaluating freighter […]

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Ethiopian Ramps up Cargo Investment for African E-commerce Hub

Via Bloomberg, a report on Ethiopian Airlines investment into a cargo hub in anticipation of the country becoming an African e-commerce hub: Ethiopian Airlines Group will ramp up investment in cargo services and infrastructure and is looking to become a logistics hub for Africa’s growing e-commerce market. The continent’s largest airline is considering an order for about […]

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Ethiopia’s Innovators: Trying To Find Purpose In A Time of War

Via Quartz, an article on Ethiopia’s innovators are trying to find purpose in a time of war: Early 2020 was a hopeful time for Ethiopia’s startups. Venture capitalists were increasingly eyeing Ethiopian startups, and the country improved its rank on the World Bank’s 2019 Ease of Doing Business report. Just before the start of the war, […]

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