Week 34: Africa’s tech news

Ethiopia Has Begun Building Its Personal Social Media Platform To Rival Facebook: Ethiopia has begun growing its personal social media platform to rival Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp, although it doesn’t plan to dam the worldwide providers; the state communications safety company mentioned on Monday.

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Ethiopia has been engulfed since the final 12 months in an armed battle pitting the federal authorities towards the Tigray Individuals’ Liberation Entrance (TPLF); which controls the Tigray area within the nation’s north.

Facebook Rolls Out its Marketplace to 37 Territories Across Sub-Saharan Africa: Social media mainstay Facebook has announced today the launch of its Marketplace platform to 37 more countries and territories in Sub-Saharan Africa. The platform is currently available in South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria.

Facebook Marketplace is a convenient destination for users of the social network where they can find, buy and sell items from others in their local communities, simply by tapping on the Marketplace icon or visiting the site to browse and search for items, or filter by distance or category.

Telkom SA Launches eSIM Support: South Africa’s semi-private telecom group, Telkom Mobile today launched eSIM support for its customers across Huawei, Samsung and Apple smartphones.

eSIM is a digital Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) that allows customers to activate a tariff plan from Telkom, or other operators, without having to use a physical SIM. It is an integrated SIM that is built into devices and cannot be removed, unlike a traditional SIM.

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