Ghanian Pharmaceutical Enters Ethiopian Market

September 10 , 2021

A Ghanian pharmaceutical firm has opened a pharmacy in Addis Abeba through a franchise agreement with Belayab Pharmaceuticals Plc struck in March 2021. Located in Sarbet, Haltons Pharmacy will offer a health membership programme, availing discounts and financing options for pharmaceutical products and health screenings. Haltons Limited is a subsidiary of mPharma, a Ghana-based pharmaceutical established in 2013. It currently operates in seven African countries, including Ethiopia and Kenya. The firm acquired Haltons, the second-largest pharmacy chain in Kenya, in 2019. Belayab Pharmaceuticals is part of the Belayab Group, which owns companies such as Belayab Foods, the official franchisee of Pizza Hut and Coldstone Creamery.


UNDP Nods $2m for National Dialogue

United Nation Development Program (UNDP) has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Finance and National Dialogue Commission, allocating 2.2 million dollars for the upcoming national discussion. Managed by an independent trust fund, and in addition to the annual budget allocated by the Ethiopian government, UNDP is looking to set up a financial buffer scheduling to raise 32.8 million dollars in support funds from development partners over the next three years. The Dialogue Commission was est...


Street Snack

The rainy season is going to be missed for at least one reason: boiled corn on the cob. As the customer captured here, it has been an enjoyable street food for the city's residents to keep them warm. More importantly, it was a livelihood for many street vendors. ...


Stair Shop

A shop and a shoeshine stall have been set up under the stairs of an overhead bridge. In the most crowded parts of Addis Abeba, there is always some type of vendor selling everyday goods, serving the lower-income population...