Safaricom Ethiopia pilots customer network in Dire Dawa

Rollout is a pre-cursor to the company’s national network launch scheduled for October 2023.
Aug 19, 2022

Ethiopia’s Dashen Bank partners IBM to cement digital capability

Bank implements IBM Cloud Pak for Integration on Red Hat OpenShift.

Safaricom Ethiopia dragged onto social media for discrimination

Company meets with organisers of online protest over allegations of discriminatory recruitment practices.
Aug 4, 2022

EU, US urge restoration of telecommunications in Tigray

Special envoy en route to Mekelle underline the importance of ICT to the war-torn region.
Aug 2, 2022

Safaricom’s Michael Joseph redeployed to lead Ethiopia campaign

Joseph steps down as Board Chairperson and is replaced by John Ngumi.

Safaricom Ethiopia to launch phased network rollout next month

Company tight-lipped on reasons for missing original launch date of April, but confirms it will be ready for August.
May 17, 2022

EXCLUSIVE: Opportunity within Ethiopia’s nascent Fintech and mobile payments industries

Nigerian mobile payments and financial services company Paga is competing for greater market share and company’s CEO explains why.

Ukheshe, AWS team up to help African Fintechs scale quickly

Fintech firm uses its affiliation to AWS Partner Network to engage markets that demand fast and secure transactions.
May 12, 2022

Safaricom reports bumper results as data users increase, M-Pesa advances

Telco also says Ethiopia ambitions are moving ahead as planned.
Apr 19, 2022

Ethiopia: telco rivals agree to tower power share deal

Safaricom and Ethio Telecom have concluded interconnection and capacity lease agreements.

Safaricom gains early traction in Ethiopia with strategic fibre optic deal

Latest entrant into East African country’s telecommunications industry pens agreement with state-owned Ethiopian Electric Power.

Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia expected to invest US$8bn over next decade

Safaricom-led consortium is in negotiations with Ethio Telecom and country’s industry regulator regarding infrastructure sharing.