Safaricom bets big on Ethiopia’s digital future

The telco says it is focusing on scaling operations for the country.
Samuel Mungadze

WHO taps into Africa's flourishing mobile money space

WHO is one of the worldwide organisations moving away from the inconvenient and risky habit of paying wages in cash.

Is Ethiopia Africa’s sleeping fintech giant?

Is Ethiopia the next great tech investment destination? Yohannes Tsehai, country manager at Onafriq Ethiopia, says yes.
Dec 7, 2023

M-Pesa, Chapa form an alliance targeting Ethiopian merchants

Through the agreement announced yesterday, merchants using Chapa’s payment gateway system can receive payments from Safaricom M-Pesa customers.
Nov 29, 2023

Ethiopian fintechs, bank partner to offer digital lending service

This new collaboration with Ezra illustrates both firms' shared commitment to offering inclusive services that benefit financially underserved areas, says the companies.
Nov 16, 2023

Ethiopia begins large-scale digital ID rollout

The Prime Minister's Office's National Identification Programme will produce these IDs within three years, including for migrant returnees, internally displaced people, and other vulnerable groups.
Sep 13, 2023

Liquid launches two cross-border fibre routes

The company says this development will allow for increased efficiency and stable regional connectivity.
Sep 6, 2023

Opera offers 1.5GB monthly to Safaricom users in Ethiopia

The campaign will enable Opera users to access up to 50 MB of free browsing every day when using Opera Mini or Opera for Android on the Safaricom network.
Aug 18, 2023

Vodacom CTO hails M-Pesa team on Ethiopia launch

M-Pesa, one of Africa's largest financial platforms, launched in Ethiopia on Wednesday, after a three-month pilot phase.
Jul 6, 2023

Ethiopia’s Chapa, Telegram join forces in financial inclusion drive

Merchants will now be using Telegram to accept payments, marking a significant milestone for digital payments in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia invites telecom providers to bid for second licence

Application must be electronically or physically delivered to the regulator’s offices by September 15, 2023.

Wim Vanhelleputte appointed CEO of Safaricom Ethiopia

Wim Vanhelleputte is the chief executive officer of Safaricom Ethiopia effective 1st September 2023.
Jun 22, 2023

CEO Anwar Soussa leaves Safaricom Ethiopia

Soussa joined Safaricom from Vodacom DRC in 2021, and he was in charge for two years.