GITEX Africa 2023: Shaping the Future of the Digital Economy on the Continent

GITEX Africa 2023, the largest all-inclusive tech event on the continent, will take place in Marrakech, Morocco, gathering tech giants, governments, SMEs, start-ups, investors, and academia to collaborate and accelerate new ventures in the African digital landscape.

The event, held under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco, is a joint partnership between KAOUN International, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), and Moroccan Digital Development Agency (ADD). Affiliated with GITEX Global, GITEX Africa aims to drive a more sustainable, inclusive, and tech-driven digital economy in Africa.

The three-day annual forum will feature over 125 government...

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From Suspension to Success: MamaPays, CashGo Return Banking on the Future

Ethiopian digital remittance platforms, which were in limbo following a series of suspensions, are back in business with new apps joining the scene.

As a result, Ethiopians abroad can once again use locally developed platforms MamaPays and CashGo, as well as the newly launched Ethio Direct to send money to Ethiopia and pay bills instantly and cheaply.

MamaPays and CashGo, who work with the Bank of Abyssinia, faced their first setback ten months ago when the National Bank of Ethiopia suspended them.

Before the interruption, the apps provided a convenient solution for remittances and bill payments through a single platform, using international payment gateways and credit/debit cards, which...

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