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UPDATE 1-Families meet with U.S. transport chief after 737 MAX crashes

10 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON/ADDIS ABABA, Sept 10 Relatives of some victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 met with U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao for about two hours on Tuesday, six months after the plane crashed into farmland outside the capital Addis Ababa.

CORRECTED-Ethiopia grants first financial services licence to foreign firm

13 Aug 2019

NAIROBI, Aug 8 Ethiopia's central bank granted a financial services licence to a foreign-owned company for the first time on Thursday, as the government begins to open up the economy of Africa's second most populous nation.

African nations, Western partners strive to combat IED threat

02 Aug 2019

NAIROBI A U.S.-trained Kenyan bomb disposal technician stood in a field showing colleagues from more than 20 countries how to collect evidence after the detonation of a roadside explosive.

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

05 Jul 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

04 Jul 2019

NAIROBI Ethiopia's destabilising 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

17 Jun 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.

Exclusive: Ethiopia plans to issue telco licences by year-end - sources

12 Jun 2019

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia is aiming to award telco licences 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.

Ethiopian telecoms sector requires 'huge' investments - minister

12 Jun 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

12 Jun 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.

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

23 Apr 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

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