M-Pesa hits $365 billion milestone

In the last financial year, international M-Pesa revenue was up 31.1% to R6.5 billion, contributing 24.6% of service revenue.
Staff Writer
11 May

Ethiopia grants Safaricom's M-Pesa mobile money license

Mpesa is set to compete against EthioTelecom’s Telebirr mobile money offering.
Apr 26, 2023

Sudan, Ethiopia lead Africa with highest number of internet shutdowns

A new report examines partial and total shutdowns across the world and highlights the impact of every major internet blackout or shutdown.
Mar 15, 2023

Tech talent crunch hits East and West Africa, new study reveals

Over 90% of organisations in the two regions say the need for tech skills has increased in the past 12 months and the trend will continue this year.
Feb 21, 2023

Internet shutdowns: Ethiopian businesses lose US$146-million

New report quantifies country’s loss after internet shutdown in Tigray in 2022.
Feb 20, 2023

Safaricom plans to replicate Kenya’s success formula in Ethiopia

Safaricom PLC recently hosted its first investor day in Nairobi and provided detail about its aspirations in Ethiopia.
Feb 16, 2023

Stakes just got higher for Ethio Telecom

Government is considering partners who can bring in best practices in terms of operations, infrastructure management and next-generation technological capabilities.
Jan 11, 2023

Ethiopia scouts for third telecoms operator

Industry regulator has begun process to identify and licence new services provider.
Dec 2, 2022

Access Now petitions AU to help restore internet in Tigray

Organisation claims the region has experienced two years of sustained internet shutdowns.
Dec 1, 2022

Africa needs ‘resilient, open, inclusive and secure’ internet to advance digitally

UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres addressed delegates attending the 17th Internet Governance Forum held recently in Ethiopia.
Nov 16, 2022

Stakeholders unite on service to boost Ethiopia’s e-payments ecosystem

Oromia Bank, EthSwitch and Mastercard have partnered to encourage user adoption and growth.
Nov 11, 2022

New termination rates, excise duty dent Safaricom's voice revenue

Voice revenue decreased by 3.8% to KShs 39.99-billion, according to the company’s half-year results.
Oct 25, 2022

Ethiopia urges Africa to produce roadmap for solid statistical systems

Country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs called on delegates at STATCOM to help reform and modernise official statistical systems.