The Arki Homes Expo is formally launched today at Millennium Hall. It is touted as an opportunity to link constructors, home sellers and buyers, developers, and various institutions.

According to reports, many home builders will share knowledge and experience with expo attendees and visitors about the status of the homes they are currently building, the cost of the homes they plan to build, and the goods and services they require. The expo is scheduled to take place from May 13 to May 15, 2023.

Banks and partner organizations, among the more than one hundred organizations involved in the industry, will take part. It is additionally stated that by merging both governmental and non-governmental institutions, it would give a good opportunity for people who are supposed to operate at the local and national levels to build structural coordination.

Expo is anticipated to feature free training for sales professionals, panel discussions, developmental objectives, and nation-building activities focused on the diaspora.


KEFI Gold and Copper, the gold and copper exploration and development company with projects in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, announced the signing of the Final Umbrella Agreement for the project financing of its Tulu Kapi Gold Project, which is held by Tulu Kapi Gold Mines Share Company.


The Fintech Innovation of the Year Award honors the company, initiative, or person who has upended the African fintech sector. For the second edition of the AfricaTech Awards, VivaTech and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have partnered this year. This program aims to identify and support forward-thinking businesses with an African focus that are developing game-changing innovations in the fields of climate, health, and financial technology sectors.


The Ethiopian Medical Association (EMA) is a membership organization representing medical doctors registered to practice in Ethiopia. The keystone initiative undertaken by the Ethiopian Medical Association, The Annual Medical Conference and International Health Exhibition, held for the 59th consecutive year this year, will be held as a closed live/virtual hybrid event with the theme “Roles and responsibilities of professional associations, physicians, the public, and stakeholders in modern medical practice: opportunities and challenges” from March 17—18, 2023.


Trade and Fairs Group and the German Embassy brings the Made in Germany- Africa trade fair that is set to open its doors from March 2nd to 4th, 2023 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The trade fair will provide a platform for key African industries to enhance multilateral trade relationships. Over 2,500 Germans as well as African professionals, investors, diplomats, government personnel are expected to attend, providing a unique opportunity to discuss and refresh these major relationships. “Famous products and services specially prepared for the African market will be offered at the trade fair.” Iskandar Negasi, CEO of the organization.


By combining traditional wisdom with cutting-edge technology, Dashen Bank and EagleLion System Technology have reinvented Ethiopia’s traditional deferred payment buying system. The two have joined up to create Dube Ale, Ethiopia’s first “Buy-Now Pay Later” program, as a countermeasure to the infamous stopper, “dube” yelem. The Bank provides Dube Ale, a short-term financing, in association with traders and merchants. It enables society to make purchases now and pay for them in three, six, or a year’s time with or without interest.

Dube Ale is expected to boost customer base of trading partners as it enables them to render a more affordable buy now, pay latter scheme and fuel economic activities that would otherwise be constrained by consumers’ limited ability to pay upfront to buy products and services the moment they need them. With the deferred payment option brought about by Dube Ale consumption and usage will be encouraged that in turn add a boost to merchants’ turnover.

Anyone can download the Dube Ale app from the Play Store or the App Store and sign up for the service thereafter. One must visit a nearby Dashen Bank branch to obtain a spend limit and begin using the service.

The Bank previously has introduced a payment platform called Amole, which now is being used by millions of subscribers. Dashen Bank has also pioneered micro saving and credit products in collaboration with Ethio-Telecom in August, 2022. The Bank also recently unveiled a Tier-III ready data center, the first of its kind in the country’s private banking sector, along with accompanying network and security canters.


The launch of the premier sign and Graphics expo has opened the door for promoting the advertising value chain. Over 3,000 trade visitors are expected to have discussions with exhibiting companies. Organized by the Prana events and its partner Expo Team for Service Co. Ltd, the Afri Print and Packaging Expo (APPEx), the premier paper, commercial printing, and packaging technology, inputs, and solutions international tradeshow, is back again for its 7th edition after 6 years. A sign and graphics expo (SGE) will also be held concurrently to promote the advertising value chain for the first time in the East African Sub- region.

The three-day show will be held from 20 – 22 December at the Ethiopian Skylight hotel gathering key stakeholders, leading industry experts, renowned sector professionals, valuable buyers, concerned government officials, and start-ups. APPEx and SGE 2022 will serve as a platform for companies to connect with potential clients and give exceptional access to an audience ready to equip themselves with knowledge and solutions to move their business forward.

The event is endorsed by the Ministry of Industry Chemical and construction inputs industry development institute. The pan-African chambers of commerce and industries (PACCI), and Ethiopia Publishers and Printers Associations are the institutional partners for the event.

With an annual growth rate of 14.4 pct from 2016 to 2020, Ethiopia is Africa’s fastest-growing importing country for printing & paper-converting technology. Ethiopia is also East & Central Africa’s largest and fastest-growing importer of packaging technology. With an average annual growth rate of 11.2 pct between 2015 and 2020, Ethiopia is also one of Africa’s fastest-growing importers of packaging technology. (VDMA).


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December, 2022 – Ethiopia Real Estate and Home Expo, an annual gathering of the leading local and international Home developers showcasing the latest offers and solutions, is again back with the latest edition. Set to be held on the 17th and 18th of December 2022, the fifth Ethiopia Real Estate and Home expo comes at a time when the demand for residential houses in urban Ethiopia, especially in Addis Ababa, has dramatically risen over the past years.


The global payments business leader, Mastercard Inc., has inked a partnership agreement with a local tech firm, Eaglelion System Technology.

MasterCard, a global payments company with a global reach that spans more than 210 countries, chose to collaborate with the tech firm to provide financial, technical, and advisory support on several products the firm developed.

Eaglelion has developed platforms with the monikers “Getrooms,” an accommodation search engine; “Get Fee,” which was unveiled in association with the state-owned Commercial Bank of Ethiopia; and “Dubepay,” a novel”buy now, pay later” consumer financing platform in alliance with Dashen Bank.

“In the age of the digital world, it is a matter of urgency to revolutionize and make Ethiopian finance system, thereby boosting the flow of remittances in the country,” said Bersufikad Getachew, founder of Eaglelions System Technology, whose fintech-based platform portfolio increased by more than ten in just two years.

“We are gearing up to launch the first continental financial summit with the aim to foster financial inclusion and regional economic integration,” he said.

Elfaged Aregahegn, the business development director for MasterCard in Ethiopia, Sudan, and Somalia, revealed that the cooperation deal will begin to be implemented in January 2023 and said that the corporation considers the relationship to be a game changer.

MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments business, renowned for developing advanced payment solutions and seamlessly processing billions of transactions around the world, with over 1.9 billion cards and 35.9 million acceptance locations in 210 countries and territories and 150 currencies.

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