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The long haul train to east

The Lebu train station is almost empty. It is just before 8 AM, departure time and the train headed to Djibouti via Dire Dawa is about to call passengers to board inside a historic train built by two Chinese companies, the China Railway Group Limited (CREC) and the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), about to call passengers to board inside a historic train, build the train headed to Djibouti via Dire Dawa.

Wolaytan way of ushering in New Year

Ethiopia is home to numerous and diverse ethnic groups, and languages. All in all, there are nine administrative regions and two city administrations in Ethiopia. Among the nine, the Southern, Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Regional Government is really the fountain of diversity. It is believed that more than 56 Nations and Nationalities live in the Southern Region.

Lessons from a regional tourism leader

Standing inside the spacious reception area of Mara Serena Safari Lodge in Maasai Mara, Kenya’s best-known safari of wild animals, delegates had come to inspect some of Kenya’s natural magnificence ahead of Magical Kenya Travel Expo.

Taking a brand to new heights

Long held as a government industry, Ethiopian beer manufacturing is now dominated by private and mostly international players since the privatization of BGI in 1998.

Konso: Southern Treasure

Konso is an ordinary ghost town, but an extraordinary landscape and historical significance found within the Southern Regional State.

A holiday just for women

Starting from the wee morning hours of Thursday morning August 22, the town of Mekelle, the capital of the Tigray Regional State, was overwhelmed by the festival like feeling of Ashenda.

An emerging manufacturing hub

Once known as just a thriving tourist destination, Hawassa, capital of the Southern Regional State, has transitioned into an exciting city that is fast becoming a manufacturing hub, a feat that is changing the narrative of Ethiopia, now on the verge of becoming an industrialized nation.

Chasing false dreams of success

Located in the far north of Ethiopia, few kilometers away from the borders of Eritrea, Alitena is as remote as they come. A land of mountainous highlands, spacious, almost abandoned and sustained on the mercy of foreign missionaries and not far from Zaleanbesa, a broken city that has endured years of no-war-no-peace rule, the once capital of the Irob people of Tigray is a ghost town.

Hope turning grim

The road to Dewhan, the capital city of Irob woreda in the Tigray Regional State, is rough. It is one of the few roads that are not asphalt within the Tigray region. It is a town that has existed as a result of the mercy of Christian missionaries from abroad who had connected to the area on religious grounds.