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On board the Chinese-built Ethiopia to Djibouti train, a lesson in compromise for clashing cultures

When Chinese conformity came up against khat and a colourful cast of Horn of Africa passengers, flexibility was key

When Chinese conformity came up against khat and a colourful cast of Horn of Africa passengers, flexibility was key

On board the Chinese-built Ethiopia to Djibouti train, a lesson in compromise for clashing cultures
12 Dec 2018 - 4:16PM
Under-the-radar Ethiopian city Dire Dawa draws tourists with cosmopolitan architecture and bustling markets

Can new Chinese-built railway revitalise strategic train stop in the exotic Horn of Africa?

Can new Chinese-built railway revitalise strategic train stop in the exotic Horn of Africa?

Under-the-radar Ethiopian city Dire Dawa draws tourists with cosmopolitan architecture and bustling markets
2 Mar 2018 - 12:16PM
Will Djibouti, poised between a timeless past and a flashy future, be Africa’s Dubai?

It’s a weird place, really, says one foreign diplomat of the tiny, strategically located republic on the Horn of Africa that’s made itself a global player with help of Chinese investment without losing its soul

It’s a weird place, really, says one foreign diplomat of the tiny, strategically located republic on the Horn of Africa that’s made itself a global player with help of Chinese investment without losing its soul

Will Djibouti, poised between a timeless past and a flashy future, be Africa’s Dubai?
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Welcome to limbo: Somaliland, country that never was

From the cave paintings at Laas Geel to striking colonial architecture, the people of this self-declared East African nation have good reason to be proud. It is well worth a visit, even if tourism infrastructure is lacking

From the cave paintings at Laas Geel to striking colonial architecture, the people of this self-declared East African nation have good reason to be proud. It is well worth a visit, even if tourism infrastructure is lacking

Welcome to limbo: Somaliland, country that never was
19 Oct 2016 - 3:15PM
Sylvia Pankhurst: from suffragette to a patriot's grave, in Ethiopia

British fighter for women's rights took up cause of East African nation with a passion she passed on to her son Richard, who has devoted his life to promoting Ethiopia and documenting its history, writes James Jeffrey.

British fighter for women's rights took up cause of East African nation with a passion she passed on to her son Richard, who has devoted his life to promoting Ethiopia and documenting its history, writes James Jeffrey.

Sylvia Pankhurst: from suffragette to a patriot's grave, in Ethiopia
19 Mar 2016 - 11:01PM