President William Ruto arrives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for bilateral talks with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the launch of Safaricom Ethiopia.
This is his second meeting in Ethiopia after his last tour on October 6 last year when he witnessed the launch of Safaricom Ethiopia
Months after Safaricom won the bid to start operating in Ethiopia, a conflict between Tigrayan rebels and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government has now forced East Africa’s biggest telco to flee staff due to unending civil war.
Safaricom telecommunications Ethiopia PLC (Safaricom Ethiopia) had already rolled
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the country's
delayed elections with an overwhelming majority on July 11, 2021.
Polls were not held in the war-torn Tigray region, where
many thousands are living in famine conditions.
In all, a fifth of the country failed to take part in voting