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Innovative tech, connectivity key to fighting COVID-19 in Africa

Technology Innovative tech, connectivity key to fighting COVID-19 in Africa April 24, 2020 Dealing with the health and economic challenges of COVID-19 has made one point abundantly clear for African countries – “that we need broadband, faster, cheaper, and expanded to the last mile of our populations.” UN Under Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the …

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Ethio Telecom donates $3 million to stop COVID-19 spread

Technology Ethio Telecom donates $3 million to stop COVID-19 spread April 15, 2020 Ethio Telecom, the fully state owned telecommunications service provider in Ethiopia, today announced donating 100 million Birr (about $3 million) in support of the country’s effort to prevent the spread coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is indicated by Firehiwot Tamiru, CEO of Ethio …

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Jack Ma Foundation invites Africans to apply for grant – etbaba.com

The Jack Ma Foundation announced today it has officially launched the second edition of the “Africa’s Business Heroes” (ABH) prize competition, which enables African bright minds to secure grant for their business ideas. The applications is now open to African entrepreneurs from all 54 African countries, as well as every sector, age group, and gender. …

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Ethiopia opens door for China’s eCommerce giant – etbaba.com

With the aim of selling its products online, the government of Ethiopia and Alibaba’s Co-founder Jack Ma Foundation ink deal on Monday. The deal allows Ethiopia, which is currently liberalizing its telecom sector, to introduce ecommerce. The two parties have signed three deals that will allow Ethiopia to implement ecommerce effectively, according to the statement …

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Amole, HelloCash, M-BIRR urges Ethiopian to use e-payments – etbaba.com

As the world grapples with the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, three e-payment platforms in Ethiopia, namely Amole, HelloCash and M-BIRR urge customers to use their technology to avoid crowds in banks. Currently the three e-payment platforms with mobile money and e0coomerce applications have over five million combined customers stand to benefit from this initiative. …

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Japan, U.S. launch innovation competition in Ethiopia – New Business Ethiopia

The U.S. government and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) today launch the third round of nationwide innovation competition to encourage young Ethiopians to address community issues through the application of software, hardware and other technologies. It will be promoted across 15 cities in Ethiopia and seeks to support youth across the country to develop innovative …

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U.S. launches innovation competition in Ethiopia – New Business Ethiopia

The U.S. government today launches the third round of nationwide innovation competition to encourage young Ethiopians to address community issues through the application of software, hardware and other technologies. It will be promoted across 15 cities in Ethiopia and seeks to support youth across the country to develop innovative projects, promote entrepreneurship, and solve local …

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African fashion creators get digital marketplace – New Business Ethiopia

The African Development Bank’s flagship initiative, Fashionomics Africa, launches launches “game changing” digital marketplace for the continent’s fashion creators. The pilot phase of a digital marketplace aims to help Africa’s fashion designers, textile and accessories professionals connect with global markets, (AfDB) said in a statement. The launch took place at the Global Gender Summit end …

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African digital economy meeting opens in Addis Ababa – New Business Ethiopia

Trade and technology experts from across Africa today met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the first session of the committee on private sector, regional integration, trade, infrastructure, industry and technology organized by a UN agency. “Digitization is pivotal for Africa firms now than any time before. Although our firms came into the industrial scene rather …

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