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Light rail fails to fix Ethiopia's traffic woes

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 05:50

Chinese-built light rail trains at the Kality Depot in Addis Ababa. Around a third of the 41 light rail cars are already out of action and undergoing repairs.

Addis Ababa

ELECTRIC light railway tracks soar over Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, a rare example of mass transit infrastructure on a continent ruled by ramshackle, diesel-spewing buses.

But despite government promises, the roads below are still clogged with traffic more than a

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