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Ethiopia to make and export COVID-19 test kits

Ethiopian Airlines has unveiled a new terminal at Bole International Airport, making it the largest gateway to Africa. The airport now has a capacity of 22 million passengers annually. At the same time, the country’s Ministry of Health announced that the country will start manufacturing its own COVID-19 test kits with China’s help. And Ethiopia has received about $14.85 million grant from the global partnership for education to boost its response to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Economic Analyst, Samuel Getachew, joins CNBC Africa for more.

US cuts foreign aid to Ethiopia over disputes on Nile dam project

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo approved the Trump administration plans to withdraw some foreign aid to Ethiopia as the United States mediates tension over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a decision that could escalate tensions between Washington and Addis Ababa. Economic Analyst, Samuel Getachew joins CNBC Africa for more.

Ethiopian gov’t suspends entry of foreign telecom infrastructure companies

The Ethiopian government has suspended the entry of foreign telecom infrastructure companies into the country after reviewing the list of companies intending to buy a stake in Ethio Telecom. For more on what this means for the country's plan to liberalise the market, CNBC Africa spoke to Economic Analyst, Samuel Getachew.

Ethiopia closes door on M-Pesa, only local companies allowed

Ethiopia has shut the door for foreign mobile phone companies like Safaricom, which had hoped to introduce its popular M-Pesa mobile money transfer platform in the market of 100 million people. According to the central bank, only allow locally-owned non-financial institutions would be allowed to offer mobile money services as it seeks to boost non-cash payments. Writer and Analyst Samuel Getachew joins CNBC Africa for more.
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