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Ethiopia to issue two telecom licenses, minority stake in monopoly: official

Jul 05 2019

NAIROBI Ethiopia will award two telecoms licenses to multinational mobile companies, a senior official said on Friday, in the first detailed announcement of the government's plans for opening one of the world's last major closed telecom markets.

Ethiopia faces more conflict with ethnic group's push for region

Jul 04 2019

NAIROBI Ethiopia's destabilizing regional frictions may worsen this month if the small Sidama ethnic group carries out a threat to unilaterally declare a new semi-autonomous region in defiance of the federal government, a global think-tank said on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-Ethiopia to split state telecoms provider into two before privatisation

Jun 17 2019

NAIROBI, June 17 Ethiopia will split its state telecoms provider into two businesses before it is privatised, state-affiliated media reported on Monday, a key part of government's plan to open up one of the world's last major closed telecoms markets.

Ethiopian telecoms sector requires 'huge' investments - minister

Jun 12 2019

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia could require as much as $2.2 billion to modernise its creaking, overburdened telecoms sector, a senior government official told Reuters on Wednesday.

CORRECTED-Ethiopian telecoms sector requires 'huge' investments -minister

Jun 12 2019

ADDIS ABABA, June 12 Ethiopia could require as much as $2.2 billion to modernise its creaking, overburdened telecoms sector, a senior government official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Exclusive: Ethiopia plans to issue telco licenses by year-end

Jun 12 2019

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia is aiming to award telco licenses to multinational mobile companies by the end of the year, ending a state monopoly and opening up one of the world's last major closed telecoms markets, three people with direct knowledge of the process said.

Facebook's flood of languages leave it struggling to monitor content

Apr 23 2019

NAIROBI/SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc's struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered by the company's inability to keep up with a flood of new languages as mobile phones bring social media to every corner of the globe. | Video

INSIGHT-Facebook's flood of languages leave it struggling to monitor content

Apr 23 2019

NAIROBI/SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 Facebook Inc's struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered by the company's inability to keep up with a flood of new languages as mobile phones bring social media to every corner of the globe.

Youngest captain, loving son: Ethiopian pilots honoured in death

Apr 09 2019

ADDIS ABABA The dreams of the two young men soared as high as the Ethiopian Airlines planes they proudly flew.

UPDATE 1-Ethiopia set to release preliminary report into cause of Boeing 737 MAX crash

Apr 01 2019

NAIROBI, April 1 Ethiopia will release a preliminary report on Monday into the cause of an Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 last month, a foreign ministry spokesman said.

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