Of Safaricom’s e-Sim, Resumed Flights to Somalia, World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects and the Curious Case of the Kenyan Budget

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In this episode, the Hisa team discusses the details of Safaricom’s recently launched e-Sim and developments following President Uhuru’s discussion with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy on opening Ethiopia’s mobile money market and how that could open doors for Kenyan banks and fintechs to explore the new market. We also talk of the rocky Kenya-Somalia relationship, the resumed flights across the two countries and its possible impact. Finally, we discuss Tanzania’s waiver for VAT on mobile devices and World Bank’s mildly optimistic prospects for Sub-Saharan Africa for 2022, as different countries recover from blows of COVID-19 on manufacturing, tourism and agricultural exports.

Audio Production by Ally Mwakaneno Gakweli – Business Writer & Podcast Host, Hisa Technologies

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