The Furi-Lebu station, on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital. Picture: James Jeffrey The Furi-Lebu station, on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital. Picture: James Jeffrey
The Furi-Lebu station, on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital. Picture: James Jeffrey

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

Topic |   China-Africa relations
The Furi-Lebu station, on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital. Picture: James Jeffrey The Furi-Lebu station, on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital. Picture: James Jeffrey
The Furi-Lebu station, on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital. Picture: James Jeffrey
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