07 June 2018
| Alan Burkitt-Gray
South African operators Vodacom – partly owned by Vodafone – and MTN have jumped in quickly to express interest in Ethiopia’s plans to open up Ethio Telecom to foreign investment.
The new decision to seek foreign investment comes only weeks
after a new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, promised reform.
Already he has ended a six-month state of emergency –
which was due to last another two months – and decided
to negotiate a peace treaty with neighbouring Eritrea.