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Private sector essential to Africa’s US$ 2.7-trillion trade area ambition

Economic Commission for Africa has stressed the importance of private sector buy-in to the success of AfCFTA.
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1:20
11 Jan

Ethiopia scouts for third telecoms operator

Industry regulator has begun process to identify and licence new services provider.
2:50
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.
4:30
Nov 30, 2022

AfCFTA can drive Africa’s industrialisation – but policies are key say experts

The continent must institute supportive policy reforms and foster trade, claim trade and economic experts.
3:40
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.
2:20

Digital Earth Africa pivotal to continent’s efforts to harness info resources

The Programme has started paving a new way to build a robust data infrastructure said Economic Commission for Africa Director.
2:20
May 12, 2022

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

Telco also says Ethiopia ambitions are moving ahead as planned.
2:10
Mar 2, 2022

Calls for Africa to establish innovation network

Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa says this resource will spur innovation and accelerate development.
2:10

AI research centre boosts Congo’s digital ambitions

Facility described as a significant step in line with the government’s vision to promote innovation and the digital economy.
1:50
Feb 8, 2022

Ethiopia vows it won’t renege on mobile financial services deal

Safaricom unsure of developments after the country’s industry regulator suspended the tender process for the second telco licence in December 2021.
1:40
Nov 10, 2021

Free roaming now official in central Africa

Member states of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community pen bilateral agreements.
1:50
Sep 29, 2021

Ethiopia confirms January 2022 date for second telco licence

Industry regulator details plans, and bid applications are scheduled to close in December 2021.