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GhIPSS, Ghana's banking association, launched GhanaPay, a mobile money service designed to increase financial inclusion. According to the GhIPSS website, the mobile money service is provided by local “universal banks, rural banks, and savings and loans companies to individuals and businesses.”

Read more: Ghana Launches New Mobile Money Service

Pesapal, an alternative to Paypal and a provider of online and mobile payment solutions, is able now to offer its mobile payment services in Uganda. The Bank of Uganda recently granted the company a license as a payment system operator which will allow it to revolutionize the digital payment ecosystem by offering “innovative, convenient and secure digital financial services.”

Read more: New Payment System Operator License Seeks to Revolutionize Uganda’s Digital Payment Ecosystem

Tanzania will benefit from China's support in promoting the distribution of ICT (information and communication technologies). The two parties signed a partnership agreement that focuses on the adoption and development of the fifth-generation (5G) mobile technology in the country.

Read more: Tanzania Partners with China to Boost Digital Economy

The Ethiopian government, through the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MINT), has signed a memorandum of understanding with the American satellite company Orion Applied Science and Technology (Orion AST). The agreement focuses on the development of Ethiopia’s capabilities in the space industry.

Read more: Orion AST and MINT Sign Strategic MoU to Develop Ethiopia’s Space Industry

Tanzania will introduce a digital tax this year, the country's finance minister said, in a move targeting global internet giants offering services in the East African nation. The 2% tax will come into effect in July and follows similar attempts by other countries to force US multinational tech companies to pay at least a portion of their revenues in local tax.

Read more: Tanzania Imposes New Digital Tax

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