African countries urged to ratify Malabo convention

Cyber crime is a barrier to Africa’s thriving digital economy, according to economists, technology professionals.
Jul 16, 2021

Tanzania joins East Africa’s One Network Area initiative

Following pressure from the East African regional bloc, Tanzania’s government confirms decision to join.
Jun 21, 2021

Cameroon advances in effort to address gender gap in IT

Several organisations, including ITU, collaborate to introduce Connected African Girls Coding Camp in Yaounde.
May 23, 2021

Consortium awarded Ethiopia’s new telecoms licence

Consortium will invest US$8.5-billion into their network over the next ten years, according to Bloomberg report.
Apr 29, 2021

Ethiopia: MTN, Vodacom bids confirmed

Communications Authority has closed the bidding process.
Apr 26, 2021

MTN Group confirms bid for telecoms licence in Ethiopia

Deadline for submission of bids extended till 26 April 2021.

Digitalisation, COVID-19 dominates African Finance Ministers conference

Conference has opened in Addis Ababa under the theme “Africa’s sustainable industrialisation and diversification in the digital era in the context of COVID-19.”
Nov 4, 2020

Ethiopia: new operators to be unveiled in a matter of days

Industry regulator reserves frequencies, sets coverage targets for market entrants.
Sep 17, 2020

Blow to Ethiopia govt’s plan to privatise telecommunications

Reports have surfaced which suggest not all key players are on board.
Jun 24, 2020

Orange reaffirms interest in Ethiopia

French telecommunications firm looks to capitalise on what is considered to be the last major market globally to open up.
May 27, 2020

Ethiopia opens up for Safaricom

State puts 40% stake in Ethio Telecom up for sale.