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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

12 Dec 2018 - 4:16PM

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
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?

2 Mar 2018 - 12:16PM

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
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

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

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?
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

19 Oct 2016 - 3:15PM

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
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.

19 Mar 2016 - 11:01PM

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