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The Ethiopian government has cleared the way for Safaricom to introduce its M-Pesa service there, Business Daily reported. Balcha Reba, director-general of the Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA), said the Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia licence will be upgraded to include mobile financial services, when the ECA completes bidding for the second telecoms operator permit. Bidding will be...

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Ethiopia has cleared the way for Safaricom to introduce its popular M-Pesa in the market of 110 million people after deciding to include the mobile phone-based financial services in the telco’s licence offered in May. Ethiopian authorities told Business Daily Thursday that the Safaricom licence will be upgraded to include mobile financial service when it...

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Safaricom shareholders have approved the setting up and incorporation of the Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia, which will begin operation by 2022. Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia was set up in early July after the consortium led by Safaricom was awarded the licence to operate telecommunication services in Ethiopia. The Global Partnership for Ethiopia consortium brings together Vodacom Group,...

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Safaricom Ethiopia PLC CEO, Anwar Soussa today meets with Ethiopia’s State Minister of Finance Dr. Eyob Tekalign. The two sides discussed the progress of the project by Global Partnership for Ethiopia and the next steps in the implementation. Dr. Eyob and Mr. Soussa spoke about the importance of digitization and an open and competitive telecommunications...

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The telecoms business in Ethiopia, a country with a population of more than 100 million people and one of the region’s biggest economies, is considered lucrative and is expected to draw significant investor interest. ADDIS ABABA: France’s telecom firmOrange has submitted an expression of interest to participate in the ongoing partial privatisation of Ethiopia’s Ethio Telecom firm, Ethiopia’s ambassador...

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Global Partnership for Ethiopia has incorporated and registered its local company Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia PLC after it was granted a telecommunications operator license. According to the Ethiopian Communications Authority, the Telco also has 45 days to incorporate a local company and execute the Provisional License Agreement executed by the parent company within three working days....