Private Sector to Join COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

October 23 , 2021

The private sector is gearing up to offer COVID-19 jabs to the general public, six months after the government kicked off its vaccination campaign. Medtech Ethiopia, a pharmaceutical importer and distributor in the industry for over two decades, and Washington Medical Centre are partnering to avail two million doses of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine. The duo have already received 200,000 doses last week, and are expecting the remaining 1.8 million in the near future. Almost three percent of the population in Ethiopia is vaccinated thus far.


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...