Stolen Goods Thrive on Social Media
Social media platforms like Facebook and Telegram are being utilized to illicitly sell stolen items.
According to The Reporter, some individuals have discovered their stolen goods being offered for sale on social networking sites and have been able to repurchase them. Read more.
Financial Inclusion in Ethiopia: Time to Move Beyond Access Towards Deepening
Striving for financial inclusion entails more than just enrolling individuals in bank accounts or mobile wallets. It is equally crucial to guarantee the active utilization of these services, maintain high-quality standards, and ensure a positive impact on individuals and households, writes Tewodros Tassew. Read more.
Dashen Bank Join Forces with Mastercard to Launch Virtual Prepaid Card for Travelers
Dashen Bank teamed up with Mastercard to launch the ‘Dashen Mastercard,’ a multi-currency international prepaid card designed for travelers. Read more.
M-PESA Debuts in Ethiopia
Safaricom has launched its mobile money platform, M-PESA, in Ethiopia. Read more.
Chapa, Coop Introduce Telegram-Based Financial Service to Harness Ethiopia’s Vast Telegram User Base
Chapa Financial Technologies has collaborated with the Cooperative Bank of Oromia (Coop) to introduce an innovative financial service that facilitates money acceptance, sending, and receiving via Telegram. Read more.
NINJA Acceleration Program Showcases Six Startups Graduating from Four-Month Program
The Next Innovation with Japan (NINJA) has graduated six startups from its acceleration program after they successfully completed a rigorous four-month acceleration program.
With the aim of propelling entrepreneurial ventures in Ethiopia, the showcasing event showcased these startups’ pitching and attracted guests, including representatives from the Ethiopian Ministry of Innovation and Technology, JICA, Renew Capital, and various stakeholders in the startup and innovation sphere.