MOVING WOES


MOVING WOES

A pickup truck around the Laphto area hauls a pile of household items to a new neighbourhood. Constant arguments and fights had become ubiquitous across Addis Abeba related to loading and unloading items before a directive put forth by the Addis Abeba Peace & Security Bureau a few months ago. It has started to require registration for loading and unloading with the workforce sourced from the above 400,000 Peace Army members who volunteer in neighbourhood watch programs.  


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CORRIDOR CONUNDRUMS

A three-month road around German Square confuses drivers and pedestrians following a hasty construction. Traffic accidents have become common in the area after the roundabout was removed to widen the road and simplify movement through the area. Above half a billion birr is lost to damages arising from traffic accidents annually in Ethiopia. Over 400 casualties and 3,471 injuries due to traffic accidents were registered in the last fiscal year, with 80pc of the victims being pedestrians. Megenagn...


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LIQUID ALLEGIANCES

Forum for regional integration and reasonable utilization of the Nile(Afri-run III) took place at the Skylight Hotel last week.(5th left to right)  Jafar Bedru , Executive director of Institute of Foreign Affairs, Misganu Arega , State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Sultan Welle (PhD), State Minister  for Water & Energy. Freshwater is “the world's most precious and exploited resource” reads the latest report by the Worldwide Fund For Nature(WWF) which estimated annual economic value...


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NIMBLE COMMERCE

Street vendor lays out his merchandise at a bus stop around the Mexico roundabout. He looks to instigate impulsive purchases from pedestrians through a shifting marketplace. The Addis Abeba Trade Bureau is drafting regulations that restrict the type of products sold by street vendors. High levels of urban unemployment fueled in part by elevated rural-urban migrations contribute to the thriving informal sector. Recent estimates of the informal sector are around t 69pc in the capital compared to t...


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