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Lawmakers ban public smoking, alcohol adverts

The Ethiopian parliament has passed a draft bill dubbed ‘Food and Medicine Administration Proclamation’ restricting smoking in all indoor workplaces, public places and means of public transport and prohibited alcohol promotion on broadcasting medias.

BGI abandons plan to introduce Beaufort light beer

BGI (Les Brasseries et Glaceries d’indochine), a top beer producer within Ethiopia, has quietly abandoned plans to introduce one of the top beer brands in Cameroon, Beaufort light beer to the country, The Reporter has learnt.

French malt maker joins local market

With an initial capacity of malting 60,000 tons of barley per year, France-based Malteries Soufflet – a major international player in the global malt market – has agreed to join Ethiopia's malt industry.