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Ethiopia in discussions to use digital solutions to improve financial inclusion

Ethiopia's new leadership is interested in using digital technologies to improve financial inclusion in the East Afrikan country. This comes after the United Nation's ECA Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, Ant Financial’s CEO, Eric Jing, and the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) VP and Treasurer, Jingdong Hua, met with President

Safaricom is looking at introduce M-Pesa in Ethiopia

Safaricom, Kenya's largest mobile services provider by market share, is involved in advanced talks with Ethiopia's government with a view to introducing the M-Pesa mobile money transfer service in the neighboring east Afrikan country. Although not yet confirmed by either party, several rumors and reports are circulating that talks are

Nigeria's Farmcrowdy named as the top digital business for 2018

Farmcrowdy, a Nigerian AgriTech startup, has been named as the "Digital Business of the Year (2018)" award in Afrika. This was announced and awarded at the annual Global African Business Awards (GABA) ceremony in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Other nominees of the Digital Business of the Year award include

More data is needed to combat non-communicable diseases in Afrika

Addressing data gaps and strengthening of health systems could help Sub-Saharan Afrika reduce the rapidly rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), experts say. This was said during the third anniversary of Healthy Heart Africa (HHA), an initiative that aims to tackle hypertension and cardiovascular disease in Sub-Saharan Afrika. The experts