Dire Dawa Inaugurates 80m Br Transport Terminal

July 24 , 2021

The Dire Dawa City Administration inaugurated a transport terminal that cost an estimated 80 million Br to build this past week. The bus terminal rests on 39,000sqm of land and the construction took a total of two years to complete. Officials cite that the terminal has the capacity to serve over 80,000 travellers daily and ease congestion. Dire Dawa is one of the largest cities in Ethiopia with a population of close to 400,000. It has long been a centre of trade and is currently one of the main stops on the Addis Abeba-Djibouti railway.


Recyclable Cash

These types of scenes can be seen around the city. People collect different types of plastic materials to sell them in return for recyclers. Water bottles make up the majority of the recyclable plastics, while many homeless people engage in the collection of the materials. ...


Young Care

Sahlemariam Abebe (right), national director for SOS Children's Villages in Ethiopia, spoke at the launching project for a new program by the aid agency on September 20, 2022, at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel. The programme targets young people that have graduated from care such as foster homes and small group homes but are at risk of facing discrimination...


Feeding on Road

In the middle of a recently constructed highway in Qera, on Alexander Pushkin Street, a donkey is grazing on grass on the road separator. It shares the infrastructure with pedestrians and vehicles as the transportation of goods has not fully matured in Ethiopia, not even in the capital...