NEW MESQEL SQUARE

A construction crew, equipment and materials still obscure the progress of the Mesqel Square project.


NEW MESQEL SQUARE

A construction crew, equipment and materials still obscure the progress of the Mesqel Square project. Nonetheless, the fencing that once enveloped the construction site has largely been removed, and the crescent-shaped steps have been installed. Costing 2.5 billion Br, the project is one of many that attempt to rehabilitate parks, public spaces and rivers of Addis Abeba.


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LOOKING GLASS

A public phone around the Gofa Mebrat Hail area evokes memories of a bygone era when access to a global network was not a mere dip into one's pockets. Telecommunication was introduced in 1894, with network interruptions during Italy's invasion. Ethiopia re-organised the Telephone, Telegraph and Postal services in 1941 and formed the Imperial Board of Telecommunications (IBTE) in 1952. Ethio telecom which has been divorced from the communications authority since 2010 currently has more than 74 mi...


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WHEELING & DEALING

A row of delivery bicycles around the Haya Hulet area await customers looking for services. The significance of incorporating bike lanes becomes apparent in the capital as delivery services have seen a low-cost alternative recently with bikes offering service with initial prices of 30 Br. Companies facilitating the service in partnership with restaurants have also emerged, offering urbanites the convenience of hot meal delivery...


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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 a...


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