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TECH ROUNDUP: Wasoko expands into Zambia
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M-Pesa has gotten a licence to roll out its services in Ethiopia
South Africa recorded a 600% increase in fraud cases between 2018 and 2022
IMF has warned that Zimbabwe’s gold-backed digital tokens could lead to the depletion of reserves
Wasoko, an African e-commerce company operating in the informal retail supply chain, has expanded into Zambia – the company’s first location in Southern Africa.
South Africa recorded a 600% increase in fraud cases between 2018 and 2022, barely a month after INTERPOL named it the cybercrime hub of Africa, with the country recording over 230 million incidents.
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Safaricom’s M-Pesa has gotten a licence to roll out its services in Ethiopia. The telco paid $150 million to the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) to secure the licence.
South Africa’s government plans to introduce incentives for individuals and businesses to save electricity. Electricity minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa said the government will provide a financial incentive for demand reduction by commercial and residential customers through its Distribution Demand Management programme.
IMF has warned that the Zimbabwe government’s gold-backed digital tokens policy could lead to the depletion of reserves. Zimbabwe has used nearly 140 kilograms of gold reserves to back the first sale of its digital money. It plans a second auction on May 18.
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Netflix plans to reduce its spending by $300 million this year, according to people familiar with the matter, as the streaming giant continues its push to improve profitability in a competitive market.