Archive for November 24th, 2021

Thunes Partners with Ethiopia’s Ethio telecom to Power Cross-Border Transfers for its Mobile Money users

SINGAPORE and ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Nov. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Thunes, a leading global payments platform, today announced a partnership with Ethio telecom, Ethiopia’s largest telecom operator with more than 59 million subscribers. With access to Thunes network, telebirr will become the first telecom operator-led money transfer service in Ethiopia to deliver a fast, transparent and cost-effective money transfer […]
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Foreigners Urged to Leave Ethiopia as Security Worsens

The U.S., France and Germany have joined other countries in urging their citizens to leave Ethiopia as fighting between federal forces and rebel groups moves closer to the capital, Addis Ababa. The U.N. has also announced evacuation flights for family members of its staff in...
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Somalia Declares Humanitarian Emergency as Drought Worsens

Somalia has declared a state of humanitarian emergency as drought ravages 80 percent of the country, leaving more than two million people short of food and water. Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, who declared the emergency, appealed for an urgent response. He said, “I...
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Libya Election Head Rules Out Gadhafi as Presidential Candidate

Libya’s election commission said on Wednesday that Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, the son of the former ruler and a major candidate in December’s planned presidential election, was ineligible to run, compounding the turmoil surrounding the vote. Gadhafi was one of 25 candidates that it disqualified in...
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