Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopia’s telecommunications hit hard by conflict

Government criticised for its handling of the crisis, with potential investors delaying commitments.
Tawanda Karombo
Jun 9, 2021

Kenyatta urges Ethiopia to reconsider stance on mobile money services

Kenya’s President urges authorities to allow foreign service providers to bolster local market competition.
May 17, 2021

Ethiopia backtracks on decision to restrict mobile money services

Government said it has forgone US$500m by preventing foreign operators from rolling out services.

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.”

US$800m in funding behind Ethiopia telco licence, Liquid datacentre drive

US-based Development Finance Corporation backs consortium bid for license and Liquid’s datacentre ambitions.
Nov 4, 2020

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

Industry regulator reserves frequencies, sets coverage targets for market entrants.
Mar 10, 2020

Ethiopia’s internet shutdown triggers response

Human Rights Watch lobbies the country’s authorities over two-month long shutdown of communications, online services.
Mar 8, 2019

Ethiopia leverages infrastructure-led investment

Country's ICT sector grew by 7%, according to latest statistics from IDC.
Aug 13, 2018

Ethiopia edges closer to privatise Ethio Telecom

Prime Minister establishes advisory council to oversee process.