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Safaricom and Vodafone get EU's green light for mammoth telecoms investment with Addis Ababa

Planned deal could give consortium a dominant role in more market-oriented communications industry

The decision by the European Commission's competition authority to clear Kenyan telecoms company Safaricom and its European parent Vodafone of competition concerns gives the green light for the Global Partnership for Ethiopia (GPE) consortium to establish a new company to provide telecommunications services in Ethiopia.

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