GOOD SAMARITAN

A Good Samaritan is using his motorbike to contribute to the fight against the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (CoViD-19) in Mesqel Square.


GOOD SAMARITAN

A Good Samaritan is using his motorbike to contribute to the fight against the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (CoViD-19) in Mesqel Square. Providing free soap and water to passersby who want to wash their hands, he carries out this task across the city. Following a hygiene campaign by the government and volunteer groups, small buildings also have water in small containers and liquid soap for handwashing at their gates.


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PIXELATED PALETTES

A peek of an urban pocket abandoned in the whirlwind of an ever-evolving urban landscape is captured from an angle atop the 12th floor of a Bank's headquarters around Beherawi. Withered vehicles nearly etched into the surrounding landscape sit across new cars parked for the day. Addis Abeba is a city brimming with architectural and cultural winds clashing in vibrant and chaotic colours. The recent announcement by the transport ministry to ban petroleum-powered vehicles for personal use represent...


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INFLATION FURNACE

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FULL CIRCLE

A striking image of felled trees up on the pedestrian walkway around Bole surprises onlookers accustomed to greener hues. The area was endowed with increasing trees in the lead-up to the African Union Summit, giving urbanites a sweet escape from the scorching sun in the capital. While it does not look it today, historical sources indicate that in the early 20th century, about 42 million hectares, or the equivalent of nearly 35pc of Ethiopia's land area, was covered with forests. Prime Minister A...


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