Ethiopian Tourism Tech Startup Zagol Launches Travel Platform  

Ethiopian tourism tech startup Zagol has officially launched its platform, enabling travelers to plan and book their trips, covering everything from flights and hotels to car rentals and tours.

Zagol which aims to provide the best travel experiences for both local and global customers, operates in seven languages, including four local ones. The startup states that its platform is connected to thousands of tour operators, local and international hotels, and ten major airlines.

“We have selected hotels with three stars and above. Customers can also reach us through our dedicated call center number, 8166,” Yared Nigusse, CEO of Zagol, told Shega.

The application, developed in-house over a two-year period by Zagol Systems Trading, marks a slight shift from Zagol’s previous service model, known for providing tour packages and visa services. Currently, the startup has a team of 15 employees.”

Zagol has integrated various payment methods, including Te…

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ALX’S “Womxn And Tech Initiative” Set to Help Bridge the Tech Gender Gap in Africa

ALX’s commitment to addressing the digital gender divide and increasing the participation of women in tech kicks off with their first-ever female-only program, aiming to provide up to 50,000 women in Africa with Software Engineering skills.

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In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), which took place on 8 March, ALX announced its first dedicated Software Engineering cohort for women, enabling thousands of women in Ethiopia and across Africa to participate in the global technology revolution and helping to transform the tech status quo throughout the continent.

The cohort forms part of ALX’s ‘WomXn and Tech’ initiative and was inspired by the United Nations...

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Addis Alemayehou Partners with Japanese Entrepreneur to Bring Clean Tech Startup Dodai to Ethiopia

Serial investor and Chairman of Kazana Group, Addis Alemayehou, has partnered with Japanese entrepreneur Yuma Sasaki to set up clean tech startup Dodai in Ethiopia.

Dadai Ethiopia will provide affordable electric motor vehicles to Ethiopia’s gig workers as well as the general public.

To be operational in February 2023, Dodai promises to deliver the best electric two-wheeler vehicles available on the current market, with the models to be availed by the end of this year.

Addis, who was named in 100 Global Tech’s Changemakers list by Rest of the World (RoW), is one of the biggest cheerleaders for Ethiopia’s startup ecosystem.

His holding company, Kazana Group, holds stakes in more than a...

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