When Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy came into power on a tide of popular protests, we shared the optimism of many in the international community that ... Ethiopia could successfully transition to democracy. Sadly, those hopes have been dashed.
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Ethiopia has granted a telecoms operating licence to a consortium backed by US allies. It has been framed as a blow in the battle for influence ... between the US and China. But this misses important parts of the story, argues Eric Olander. Not least the arrival of Japan in the mix, and the fact that Huawei, while being down, is not out.
Ethiopia has awarded a telecoms licence to a consortium led by Kenya's Safaricom. The shake-up of Ethiopia’s lucrative telecoms sector, which ... is currently controlled by state-owned Ethio Telecom, is a cornerstone of prime minister Abiy Ahmed's reform agenda.
The growth of cryptocurrency in over a decade has not gone unnoticed. But what many have failed to pay attention to is its potential for improving ... the lives of people and businesses. Ethiopia is one of the first countries to put the blockchain technology into use.
The head of Ethiopia’s Orthodox Church, Abune Mathias, recently condemned the ongoing armed conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and the ... suffering it’s causing the civilian population. In a video message he was seen saying “genocide is being committed now”.
South African cement producer PPC wants to invest in current and new markets after a restructuring ended its liability for debts at its PPC Barnet ... business in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), CEO Roland van Wijnen tells The Africa Report.
The efforts to restructure repayments come amid increasing challenges. Since mass protests began in 2015, a lot of analysis has focused on Ethiopia’s ... security challenges, with sustained unrest followed by momentous change and now a relapse into civil war in Tigray.