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Ethiopians are dipping into digital wallets

By DW
17 September 2020   |   8:55 am
In several parts of Africa, paying for food, clothes or public transport with a phone is commonplace. Mobile money is taking off in Ethiopia, too, with COVID-19 as the catalyst.

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