Payment Instrument Issuers Allowed to Provide Remittance Services

October 9 , 2021

The National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) has allowed payment instrument issuers to engage in remittance services in partnership with international remittance service providers, such as Western Union and Moneygram. Previously, the service was reserved for banks and the Ethiopian Postal Service Enterprise. Ethio telecom is among the companies that have requested to kickoff remittance services. It plans to offer it through its mobile money platform, Telebirr, which has managed to garner over 10 million users after being launched almost five months ago.


Recyclable Cash

These types of scenes can be seen around the city. People collect different types of plastic materials to sell them in return for recyclers. Water bottles make up the majority of the recyclable plastics, while many homeless people engage in the collection of the materials. ...


Young Care

Sahlemariam Abebe (right), national director for SOS Children's Villages in Ethiopia, spoke at the launching project for a new program by the aid agency on September 20, 2022, at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel. The programme targets young people that have graduated from care such as foster homes and small group homes but are at risk of facing discrimination...


Feeding on Road

In the middle of a recently constructed highway in Qera, on Alexander Pushkin Street, a donkey is grazing on grass on the road separator. It shares the infrastructure with pedestrians and vehicles as the transportation of goods has not fully matured in Ethiopia, not even in the capital...