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Ethiopia plans home-grown social media

Ethiopia plans home-grown social media

The Ethiopian government is reportedly planning to build a local rival to Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp, apparently following a number of disagreements with the social media giants – and Facebook in particular – though this has not been officially confirmed.

MTN Nigeria promises to boost broadband access

MTN Nigeria promises to boost broadband access

MTN Nigeria, the biggest operator in the pan-African MTN Group in terms of subscriber numbers, says it is planning to invest 600 billion naira (about $1.46 billion) over the next three years to expand broadband access.

Second Ethiopian telecoms licence is up for grabs – again

Second Ethiopian telecoms licence is up for grabs – again

The on-again-off-again story of the sale of two full-service telecoms licences in Ethiopia is  back in the news after an announcement from  the country’s government that it plans to reopen bidding for its second telecoms operator licence, which did not attract acceptable

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MFS Africa moves into Sierra Leone

MFS Africa moves into Sierra Leone

MFS Africa, which describes itself as Africa’s largest payment gateway, has announced its entry into Sierra Leone, partnering with Afrimoney, the mobile money service offered by pan-African telecommunications company Africell.

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