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Software Developers, Cloud Service Providers Get Tax Holidays

Intending to create an ecosystem conducive to innovation and technology, the federal government has identified five ICT-related investment areas as eligible for income tax and duty incentives.

https://shega.co/post/software-developers-cloud-service-providers-get-tax-holidays/


Safaricom targets 40pc long-term margins from Ethiopia operations, while officials in Addis Ababa are stepping up efforts to regulate ride-hailing services. This week's edition of Shega Weekly highlights the major stories from Ethiopia's innovative ecosystem.

https://shega.co/post/issue-40-safaricom-eyes-40pc-long-term-margins-in-ethiopia/


8 Things To Know Before Buying a Laptop in Ethiopia

Purchasing a new laptop feels excellent, but it can be a confusing task even if it’s not your first time. Shega’s guest writer Yinebeb Bahru shares guidelines on buying the best budget laptop in Ethiopia’s consumer market.

https://shega.co/post/8-things-to-know-before-buying-a-laptop-in-ethiopia/


This week's visual brings you key figures and achievements from Ethiopia's omnichannel mobile banking wallet, HelloCash. @shegahq


Safaricom to Launch Services in Dire Dawa, Ahead of the Capital

Safaricom Ethiopia officially launching services will mark a historic milestone for Ethiopia. But it looks like it won't be in Addis first.

https://shega.co/post/safaricom-ethiopia-to-launch-services-in-dire-dawa-ahead-of-the-capital/


One of Ethiopia’s most successful ride-hailing platforms is expanding to Djibouti while another Ethiopian startup is launching the nation's first motorcycle ride-sharing platform. This week's edition of Shega Weekly highlights the major stories from Ethiopia's startup ecosystem.

https://shega.co/post/issue-39-ride-to-scale-to-djibouti/


Dashen Bank Inaugurates $4.4M Tier-III Ready Data Center

Dashen Bank has become the latest institution in Ethiopia to join the data center race, unveiling its facility set up at the cost of 230 million birr. Since 2018, over 14 companies have acquired investment licenses to engage in data center and cloud service.

https://shega.co/post/dashen-bank-inaugurates-4-4m-tier-iii-ready-data-center/


New Ride-hailing Startup Bets on Motorcycles

A new startup is betting on motorcycles’ ability to avoid the capital’s frequent traffic congestions and is launching the first motorcycle ride-hailing platform in Ethiopia.

https://shega.co/post/new-ride-hailing-startup-bets-on-motorcycles/


Huawei Takes Job Fair to Hawassa, Haromaya

Huawei Ethiopia is hosting its first regional job fair in Hawassa and Haromaya, aiming to provide job opportunities to local residents.

https://shega.co/post/huawei-takes-job-fair-to-hawassa-haromaya/


Our latest visual brings you the performance and achievements of one of Ethiopia's most active equity investors, RENEW.


The international remittance service provider WorldRemit has announced that it has stopped working with four Ethiopian banks raising service quality issues. Catch up with more stories from last week with Shega Weekly.

https://shega.co/post/issue-38-worldremit-terminates-service-with-four-ethiopian-banks/


Pitch AgriHack 2022 Open for Applications

The pitch competition awards cash prizes to youth technology innovators in Africa’s agriculture and food sectors.

https://shega.co/post/pitch-agrihack-2022-open-for-applications/


Ministry Signs Agreement with Aerospace Company

The Ministry of Innovation & Technology has signed a memorandum of understanding with a US-based aerospace company, ORION Applied Science and Technology, to develop and launch small satellites designed for near-earth space operations and applications.

https://shega.co/post/ministry-signs-agreement-with-aerospace-company/


Agritech Challenge Awards Winners

Looking for ideas that could improve the productivity, income, access to finance, and resilience of farmers in Ethiopia, the competition opened last month and received 538 submitted applications.

https://shega.co/post/agritech-challenge-awards-winners/


Opportunity Alert :

Shega is hiring an Associate consultant and Business consultant to join its data, research, and advisory team.

If you are a driven and capable individual with a passion to help Ethiopian enterprises and stakeholders make better decisions through data and high-quality research, apply here -

https://shega.freshteam.com/jobs


New Platform Set To Accelerate Digital Financial Opportunities for Women in Ethiopia

An advocacy hub for digital and financial experts keen on advancing women’s economic empowerment through digital technology was launched last week in Addis Ababa.


https://shega.co/post/new-platform-set-to-accelerate-digital-financial-opportunities-for-women-in-ethiopia/


Ministry Proposes Banks To Chip In for Innovation Fund

The Ministry of Innovation & Technology has proposed commercial banks in Ethiopia hand over their unused funds from their movable assets loan portfolio for the upcoming National Innovation Fund.

https://shega.co/post/ministry-proposes-banks-to-chip-in-for-innovation-fund/


Fintechs in Ethiopia are worried about the liberalization of the sector, while Ethio Telecom is on a roll signing up many merchants, some even exclusive. Here are last week's major stories from Ethiopia’s innovative ecosystem recapped for you.

https://shega.co/post/issue-37-fintechs-in-ethiopia-on-edge/


UNCDF, IBM Unite to Address Digital Skills Gap in Ethiopia

As part of a bigger global project, the program aims to deliver advanced digital and 21st-century workforce skills in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.

https://shega.co/post/uncdf-ibm-unite-to-address-digital-skills-gap-in-ethiopia/


Court Rules Term “RIDE” Generic, Can’t be Trademarked

Judges at the Federal Court who inferred the dictionary definition of the term "ride" stated that the English word is a commonly used term and no single party can solely use it as its trademark. Read the court documents on how the case unfolded, Exclusive.

https://shega.co/post/court-rules-term-ride-generic-cant-be-trademarked/

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