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This week, we bring you updates on the exciting collaboration between GetFact Ethiopia and Ethio Telecom,

We also have news on the highly anticipated new album from Ethiopian artist Aster Awoke, available on the new Sewasew app, and updates on the thriving startup ecosystem in Ethiopia, including the launch of Addisber’s premium membership program, and Renew Capital’s investment in audiobook and podcast startup, Teraki.

Plus, don’t miss out on the discussion on expanding Ethiopia’s digital economy to rapidly growing “Cheetah” cities. Stay tuned for all these stories and more in our weekly newsletter.

Diaspora-Led Organization Offers Digital Skills Training in Ethiopia

GetFact Ethiopia, an organization founded by the Ethiopian diaspora, has announced plans to offer digital communication, leadership, and computer programming courses.

Last week, GetFact signed a partnership with Ethio Telecom to run a program called “Bruh Tiwlid” (also known as Bright Generation).

This program aims to connect the diaspora with students and teachers in Ethiopia, enhancing education and empowering the next generation of leaders in the country.

GetFact Ethiopia will also organize the diaspora to provide training on short and transformative issues at various times.

In a tweet, GetFact stated that their partnership with Ethio Telecom would support the global diaspora community in serving Ethiopia through virtual and in-person teaching, with the use of digitized centers and broadband connectivity. Read more.

Aster Awoke to Drop New Album on Ethiopian Streaming App Sewasew

Ethiopian artist Aster Awoke is set to release her 25th album, “Soba,” on the new Ethiopian streaming app Sewasew. Read more.

Sparking Innovation in Jijiga: Guul Club Incubation, Co-working Space Aims High

A group of entrepreneurs and academics have established a startup incubation center in Jijija with the goal of nurturing a vibrant startup ecosystem in the Eastern City. Read more.

Startup Ecosystem Leaders Converge to Tap into Potential of ‘Cheetah Cities”

Startup Ecosystem Players in Ethiopia held a discussion today conversing on how Ethiopia’s Digital Economy can be expanded to rapidly growing secondary or “Cheetah” cities. Read more.

Ecommerce Startup Addisber Launches Premium Membership 

Addisber, an online shopping portal in Ethiopia that offers a wide range of products, has launched a premium membership program enabling customers in Addis Ababa to enjoy free delivery for just 1000 birr a year. Read more.

Renew Capital Invests in Ethiopian Audiobook and Podcast Startup Teraki

Renew Capital, an Africa-focused impact investment firm has announced that it has invested in an Ethiopian audiobook and podcast startup, Teraki. Read more.

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Kaleab Girma, an Addis Ababa-based reporter and researcher, with over six years of experience in the field. He currently serves as Shega's Editor-in-Chief and specializes in reporting on small businesses, innovation, technology, and startups in Ethiopia.

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