Ethiopia is quietly walking back plans to open up Africa’s last big telecom sector to foreign players.

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By Zecharias Zelalem

Ethiopia’s planned opening up of the country’s telecommunications sector had international companies jostling to be among the first to get a slice of a largely untapped industry in Africa’s fastest growing economy.

But reports have emerged that the government’s regulators have abruptly decided that it would no longer take competing bids for operating licenses from a dozen foreign mobile network operators. for more…

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