"While Safaricom will still not be free to enter Vodacom markets in Africa, it can now move to new countries where the South African firm does not have a presence." Source: BD
“At the board level if the company decides there is a market opportunity for Safaricom, say Ethiopia, we can go there,” said Mr Mucheru in an interview." Source: BD
This is something(offering MPESA in Ethiopia) that management told me they were exploring in 2015 during the 1H2016 results briefing. It was right after they had signed a fiber agreement with Ethio Telecom.