Ethiopia: Free ambulance services halves pregnancy-related deaths

An operational assessment of a national free ambulance services program reveals a drastic reduction in pregnancy-related deaths in rural Ethiopia, suggesting that the innovative model could offer a cost-effective way to improve maternal health outcomes across Sub-Saharan Africa. This argument is presented in an article published in the Journal of Global Health. “Despite major international concerns […]


Africa: General Electric revenue forecast to double under Expansion Plan

General Electric Company is looking to expand its business in African countries i.e. Ethiopia and Mozambique. Jay Ireland, president at GE Africa, expects revenue and headcount to double following the expansion, which will require investments in power, transportation, and healthcare segment. At the Bloomberg Africa Business and Economic Summit, held in Cape Town recently, Mr. […]


Ethiopia: Starwood Debuts Four Points by Sheraton Brand

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc announced it will introduce its booming Four Points brand in Ethiopia with a new-build property developed by Alemgenet Trade & Industries PLC, an Ethiopian private liability company. Slated to open at the beginning of 2019, Four Points by Sheraton Addis Ababa, Meskel Square marks Starwood’s first new hotel in […]


Ethiopia: Mela manufactures local ATM Machines

Mela Electro Manufacturing Plc is inaugurating, the first assembly plant for automated teller machines (ATMs) in Ethiopia, introducing a new form competition to a market currently dominated by handful of foreign brands and their local representatives. Mela comes into the business offering locally assembled machines at a time when Central Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) has […]