CHASING PAVEMENTS


CHASING PAVEMENTS

A crew of public servants mounts a new speed bump around the financial district in the Mexico area. According to a three-year study by the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety, the Haile Garment, Bole Bulbula and Gurd Shola areas were reported as hotspots of traffic accidents. Nearly 78pc of traffic accident fatalities are pedestrians of which nearly half are between the ages of 20-49. Recent advances in artificial intelligence technology applied in self-driving cars have been indicated as holding the potential to significantly decrease the frequency and severity of traffic accidents globally.


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TIERED TROLLEYS

An eerie optical illusion appears as the city bus passes under a crossing bridge below a row of cross-country jitneys. Multi-tiered transportation infrastructure is rare in the capital as most roads are characterised by narrow passages snaking by the city's buildings. The City Administration has revealed plans to expand pedestrian walkways and bicycle lanes and even introduce cable cars to improve the transportation infrastructure. Electric-powered buses, motorcycles and automobiles are poised t...


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LIBERAL LEAN

An infrastructure pole around Bole is being moved on a busy afternoon. The first telephone infrastructure was extended from Harar to the capital city in 1894, during the reign of Emperor Menelik II. The state-owned Ethiopian Telecom has made significant headway since its reestablishment six years ago by cutting tariffs, expanding coverage, and entering new business avenues. The 130-year-old enterprise will avail a 10pc ownership stake as Ethiopia launches its inaugural stock exchange next year....


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COSMETIC CRESCENDO

A city at the cusp of an aesthetic reformation is laid bare from the top floor of a high-rise in the capital. The contours of an old city trace the edges of an emerging metropolis as Addis Abeba sheds its wrinkles for a sleek cosmopolitan look. The ninety-day project gushing across the city entails mass resettlement and billions in compensation. Just two weeks into the demolition around Piassa, the City Administration has revealed plans to lease of land to prospective developers who can meet the...


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