Here are the significant stories from Ethiopia’s innovative ecosystem over the past week.
Ethiopian Couriers Seek Fair Motorbike Regulations
The Ethiopian Couriers Association, which has 32 members, disgruntled over the frequent restriction of motorbikes in the capital has submitted a letter to the city’s Transport Bureau that recommends guidelines for regulation without outright prohibitions.
However, according to The Reporter, city officials have rejected the adoption of the proposed guidelines. Read more.
Safaricom to Provide Telecom Services in Tigray
Safaricom Ethiopia has stated that network and infrastructure development in the Tigray region is expected to begin in the coming weeks. Read more.
Fintech Startup Equb Releases New Version That Goes Beyond Automation
eQUB, a fintech startup aiming to digitize and decentralize peer-to-peer saving groups and lending circles, has released an upgraded version of its app, which it calls ‘eQUB 2.0’. Read more.
Ethiopia to Launch Third Earth Observation Satellite in Two Years
Ethiopia is preparing to launch its third earth observation satellite, named ETRSS-02, in two years, according to the Space Science and Geospatial Institute. Read more.
Traffic Police Operation in Capital to be Aided by New App
Addis Ababa Traffic Management Agency has announced it is developing a system that will enable its traffic police officers to check the legality of driving licenses, view previous traffic violation history, and issue fines through an app. Read more.
Ministry of Justice to Unveil E-Consultation Platform for Draft Laws
The Ministry of Justice, in collaboration with an EU-funded project, is set to unveil an electronic consultation platform for draft laws. Read more.
Two Ethiopian Startups, Garri Logistics, TelliScope, Secure Spots in Google’s New AI-focused Accelerator Program
Garri Logistics and TelliScope, two Ethiopian startups using AI to develop innovative solutions, have secured spots in the first cohort of Google for Startups Africa Accelerator’s latest program in Africa, AI First. Read more.