Henok Teferra Shawl, chief external affairs and regulatory officer at Safaricom, recently took part in a plenary discussion organized by the IFC (International Finance Corporation) focusing on the expansion of digital solutions in the agricultural sector for its future growth.

Read more: Safaricom PLC Committed to Transforming Farming for a Sustainable Future

With a bold ambition to achieve 80% broadband penetration by 2025, the Tanzanian government, with support from the World Bank, has embarked on a project dubbed Digital Tanzania in partnership with mobile network operators that will see the extension of broadband services to 713 wards, which translates to 1,407 villages, and benefit over 8.5 million Tanzanians across the country upon its completion.

Read more: Vodacom Tanzania Joins Operators to Greatly Expand Coverage

MTN Group has announced the launch of its flagship MTN Skills Academy in Zambia, the first of its operations to roll out this initiative, which is aimed at addressing the digital skills gap in Africa. First introduced at MWC in Kigali, the MTN Skills Academy is a free, online learning platform that will see MTN play its role to actively drive digital skills development and job creation across Africa and have at least 60% of youth and adults in our markets have at least a minimum level of proficiency in sustainable digital skills by 2025.

Read more: MTN Zambia Empowers Youth with New Skills Academy

Safaricom Ethiopia, through its newly established and wholly owned subsidiary, Safaricom M-PESA Mobile Financial Services PLC (Private Limited Company), received the Payment Instrument Issuer License from the National Bank of Ethiopia, which enables it to avail mobile financial services to its customers under the trademark M-PESA.

Read more: Safaricom Ethiopia Receives M-PESA License

Ooredoo Algeria maintained its growth in the first quarter of 2023, with positive results in its main financial indicators. In figures, the revenues of Ooredoo Algeria reached 21.4 billion Algerian dinars in the first quarter of 2023, compared to 21.1 billion Algerian dinars in the same period of 2022, an increase of 1.4%.

Read more: Ooredoo Algeria Reports Growth, Increased Investment in Q1 2023

Vodafone Ghana and MTN Ghana have extended the scope of their national roaming agreement to the entire country. In areas where Vodafone’s network is poor or nonexistent, its subscribers can access services via MTN’s network, and vice versa.

Read more: MTN Ghana and Vodafone: Keeping Customers Connected on the Go

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